Bandai 1/100 GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia
GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia
This mobile suit made its appearance in the manga side story Mobile Suit Gundam 00V. The GN-001 Gundam Exia has the option to be equipped with the optional high-mobility equipment, hs-A01 Avalanche. The "Avalanche" refers to the immediate elimination of all opposing units before the attached Exia, as if in the face of an avalanche. The code "hs" and "A01" signifies for "high speed" and "Avalanche Unit-01".
Although the Exia is equipped with the native GN particle propulsion system, allowing it to have relatively high speed and acceleration, the unit lacks the capability to match or exceed certain aircrafts and spacecrafts in flight.
Hence, the Avalanche was developed for the purpose of overcoming this issue by installing optional equipment. This is actually a series of large-capacity GN particle condenser attachments, which stores the particle production of the GN drive. It is for release in a single 10-minute burst of ultra-high speed. Even though, higher output is possible, it places a very severe strain on the Gundam Meister. Another weakness is that the condensers require a full hour to charge, thus repeated use of the burst function in a single quick-action operation is next to impossible.
The Gunpla Kit : GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia
This kit has all the parts for a Gunpla
enthusiast to assemble one cool Exia, plus with some extra parts for
the Avalanche equipment. Since this kit is derived from the regular
1/100 GN-001 Exia, there are extra unused parts. For example, there
are parts for the GN Shield which can be assembled but not used.
This is due to the lower arms being attached with the add-on
Avalanche module. However, this reviewed kit did not use the modified chest
vents option, but rather went with the original Exia's chest vents.