After War Gundam X

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After War Gundam X (1996)

After War Gundam X (also known as "Mobile New Century Gundam X") is the seventh television series in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise (dating back to 1979) and the third not set in the franchise's usual U.C. timeline. Set fifteen years after a war between the Earth Government and the rebelling space colonies results in 99% of humanity being wiped out, the series follows a group of salvage dealers (called "Vultures") who find themselves entangled in a pre-war conspiracy involving Newtypes (humans with E.S.P. capabilities, a signature of the Gundam franchise), a newly-formed earth government, and the GX-9900 Gundam X aboard their ship.

Gundam X is notable for both being the first post-apocalyptic Gundam title as well as the shortest Gundam television series; it suffered low rating throughout it's broadcast and after being moved to a 6:00AM Saturday timeslot, rating dropped to the point that the series was cut to 39 episodes (down from it's originally planned 49 episode run).

The following firearms are seen in the anime series After War Gundam X:

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Handguns

Colt Double Eagle

Garrod Ran, the pilot of the GX-9900 Gundam X, carries what appears to be an Colt Double Eagle with him whenever he's not piloting a mobile suit.

Colt Double Eagle - .45 ACP
An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing Garrod's character design reference sheet and a design sketch of his pistol.
Garrod draws his pistol on Ennil El. (Ep08)
A profile shot of Garrod's pistol under some rather odd ambient lighting. (Ep08)
Garrod, sensing that he's being tailed, draws his weapon. (Ep08)
Garrod trains his weapon on the Frost brothers while meeting them at a cafe. Shagia Frost kicks Garrod's hand, causing him to accidentally discharge his weapon. (Ep08)

Jamil's Pistol

Jamil Neate, captain of the Freeden and the first pilot of the Gundam GX-9900, carries a fictional semi-automatic pistol with him at all times. While it is a fictional design, it is based heavily on the CZ 75 series of pistols with changes to the triggerguard, safety, and grip panels. This weapon is also seen in the hands of Estardian rebels, and may be a pre-war military design.

"Pre-B" CZ 75 - 9x19mm
An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing Jamil Neate's character design reference sheet and a design sketch of his pistol.
Jamil forces Garrod out of the Gundam X's cockpit at gunpoint. (Ep03)
A closeup of Jamil's pistol. Note it's striking similarity to a CZ 75. (Ep03)
An Estardian rebel holds Roybea Loy at gunpoint. (Ep28)

Unknown Beretta pistol

When Garrod decides to auction off his newly acquired GX-9900 Gundam X, one of the bidders starts to draw a Beretta pistol (the exact model cannot be determined, as the only clearly-shown feature is Beretta's signature cutaway slide) before Garrod informs the audience that the cockpit is rigged with explosives.

The thug begins to draw his weapon, but stops when he realizes he can't just take the Gundam by force. (Ep07)

Colt Python

Witz Sou carries a 6-inch Colt Python with him while off duty.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Witz draws his Python when he sees a DT-6800 Daughtress Tank in his hometown. What exactly he plans to do with a revolver against a 8-ton tank-type mobile suit is anyone's guess. (Ep15)

Walther P5

Ennil El is seen with a Walther P5 pistol in episode 7.

Walther P5 - 9x19mm
Hearing someone enter her room, Ennil readies for her P5. (Ep07)
Ennil accidentally aims her P5 at Zakott Dattonel. (Ep07)

Browning Hi-Power Mk III

Several characters are seen using Browning Hi-Power Mark III pistols.

Commercial Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
Von Alternative reaches for his Browning Hi-Power. (Ep03)
Von Alternative threatens Shagia Frost with his Browning Hi-Power. (Ep03)
Doctor Techcs Farzenberg retrieves his Browing Hi-Power from his desk drawer after receiving word that several armed intruders are on the Freeden. (Ep21)
Farzenberg racks the slide on his Browning Hi-Power. (Ep21)

N.U.N.E. Pistol

Most of the New U.N.E.'s personnel are seen carrying a fictional Glock-like double-action only plastic-framed pistol. This weapon also occasionally shows up in the hands of forces outside the Post-War U.N.E.

Nomoa Long draws his pistol when he hears Garrod eavesdropping on him. (Ep12)
Shagia Frost tries to test Katokk Alzamille by catching him off-guard, only to be bested by the senior officer's reflexes. (Ep21)
Katokk Alzamille examines his weapon. (Ep23)
A good profile view of Katokk's pistol. Note the switch-style slidelock and angled slide serrations. (Ep23)
Shagia Frost aims his handgun. (Ep24)

Compact N.U.N.E. Pistol

Carris Nautilus is seen with a compact variant of the N.U.N.E.'s pistol.

An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing Carris Nautilus's character design reference sheet and a design sketch of his pistol.
Carris holds Tiffa Adill hostage. (Ep12)
Carris draws his weapon and removes the magazine from inside the cockpit of his RMSN-008 Bertigo. (Ep13)
Carris empties his pistol's chamber. (Ep13)
Garrod fires his pistol as Carris aims his weapon. (Ep13)

Submachine Guns

N.U.N.E. SMG (Futuristic MP5K)

Most of the N.U.N.E. soldiers stationed on military bases or vessels are armed with a futuristic submachine gun. Upon closer inspection, this weapon is revealed to be just a Heckler & Koch MP5K with a number of cosmetic modifications, most notably a shell around the receiver, barrel and handguard. The crew of the Freeden also use these weapons during their prison break at the N.U.N.E. facility on Zonder Epta island.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm. This is a very well worn Motion picture weapon
Katokk flanked by two N.U.N.E. soldiers armed with submachine guns. (Ep23)
Roybea and Witz ready a pair of commandeered submachine guns during their escape from the Zonder Epta facility. (Ep23)
Garrod Ran with a N.U.N.E. submachine gun. (Ep23)
Toniya Malme (foreground) and Sala Tyrrell (background) fire a pair of N.U.N.E. submachine guns. Note the distinctive MP5K lower receiver, magazine well, and charging handle. (Ep24)
A squad of N.U.N.E. soldiers open fire on the fleeing Estardian rebels. (Ep28)
Fixx Bloodman, head of the N.U.N.E, inside the Lunar D.O.M.E. facility with his bodyguards. (Ep38)

Long-Barreled N.U.N.E. SMG

A variant of the N.U.N.E.'s SMG with a slightly longer barrel and barrel shroud is briefly seen near the end of the series.

A squad of soldiers readies their long-barreled N.U.N.E. SMGs. (Ep38)

MAC-11

Katokk Alzamille and his men infiltrate the Freeden armed with several MAC-11 submachine guns.

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
One of Katokk's men fires his MAC-11. (Ep21)
Caught by the Freeden's crew, Katokk and his men drop their MAC-11s. (Ep21)
Katokk and his MAC-11 toting henchman. (Ep21)

Fictional SMG

Estardian rebel Yurina Sonohara keeps a fictional submachine gun (based heavily on the Walther MP series in a box under her bed.

Roybea finds Yurina's weapons cache. (Ep28)

Rifles

Heckler & Koch G3A3

Numerous military and paramilitary groups, including the crew of the Freeden, are seen with H&K G3A3 battle rifles.

South African version of the Heckler & Koch G3A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A N.U.N.E. officer accompanied by a soldier armed with a G3A3. (Ep11)
Kid Salsamille (the Freeden's chief mobile suit mechanic) hands out G3A3 rifles to the other mechanics in response to a possible intruder alert. (Ep21)
Jamil (armed with his pistol), flanked by two of the Freeden's mobile suit mechanics (Nine in the foreground and Rococo in the background) armed with G3A3s, confront Katokk's men with a display of superior firepower. (Ep21)
Katokk talks with Tiffa Adill with a G3A3 in hand. (Ep22)

AK-47

A number of AK pattern rifles are seen in the hands of various smaller military forces, most notably the Republic of Estardia. The weapons are drawn rather generic, making it impossible to determine which exact AK variant they are intended to be.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
General Lee Jackson accompanies by two Estardian soldiers. (Ep26)
Yurina stops the other Estardian rebels from killing Roybea. (Ep28)
Tessa Tain (leader of the Estardian rebel forces) fires his AK-47 at N.U.N.E. soldiers. (Ep28)

Colonial Rifle

Several armed groups in the space colonies are seen using a fictional assault rifle. The rifle is shown to be able to function both in zero-gravity and in a vacuum, making it ideal for troops operating in and around the space colonies.

A Space Revolutionary Army soldier armed with a colonial rifle. (Ep33)
Pala Sys with a colonial rifle. (Ep34)

M21 Sniper Rifle

The M21 Sniper Rifle is used by several N.U.N.E. soldiers guarding the hangar where the newly-completed GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X is housed. All of these rifles are equipped with large night-vision scopes.

M21 Sniper Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing the designs for several N.U.N.E. weapon systems including the M21.
A sniper tracks Garrod as he moves through the hangar. (Ep24)
A pair of N.U.N.E. snipers prepare to defend the GX-9901-DX. (Ep24)

Heavy Weapons

Fictional Missile Launcher

During their escape from Zonder Epta island, several members of the Freeden use a fictional wide-bore missile launcher.

Roybea fires a rocket launcher at the N.U.N.E. troops pursuing the Freeden's crew. (Ep23)
Kid Salsamille fires his rocket launcher. (Ep24)

Fictional Long Missile Launcher

A second fictional RPG design is seen in the hands of the N.U.N.E. soldiers who try to stop Garrod from stealing the GX-9901-DX.

A pair of N.U.N.E. soldiers armed with RPGs are cut down by machine gun fire. (Ep24)

N.U.N.E. Heavy Machine Gun

Most N.U.N.E. A.P.C.s are armed with a swivel turret equipped with a (fictional) belt-fed heavy machine gun.

An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing the designs for several N.U.N.E. weapon systems including the A.P.C. and it's accompanying machine gun.
A N.U.N.E. A.P.C. inside the Zonder Epta facility. (Ep24)
A closeup of the A.P.C.'s machine gun. (Ep24)
At the Saint's Island N.U.N.E. base, two soldiers run from an unmanned APC moments before it is hit by a barrage of 100mm rounds from Ennil El's custom RMS-006G Jenice. (Ep29)

Futuristic M242 Bushmaster chaingun

Several N.U.N.E. armored vehicles are armed with futuristic versions of the M242 Bushmaster chaingun.

An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Gundam-X artbook, showing the designs for several N.U.N.E. weapon systems including the armored vehicle armed with a chaingun.
M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun (Current Model) - 25x137mm
A N.U.N.E. vehicle armed with a futuristic chaingun. (Ep24)
Multiple N.U.N.E. armored vehicles fall prey to the GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster Burst's beam cannons. (Ep31)

Other Weapons

Flare Pistol

Jamil is briefly seen using a flare pistol (or possibly a flare-launching attachment for a standard handgun) to communicate orders to the GX-9900.

Jamil aims his flare pistol. (Ep09)
An injured Jamil with his flare pistol. (Ep09)

MK3 offensive hand grenade

Several characters are seen with MK3 hand grenades.

MK3A2 offensive hand grenade
Katokk primes a MK3 grenade. (Ep21)
Witz pulls the pin on a MK3 hand grenade. (Ep23)
Tessa Tain with his last hand grenade. (Ep28)

Grapple Launcher

Garrod uses a (fictional) compact grapple launcher to sneak aboard the cargo ship carrying the GX-9901-DX away from the Zonder Epta island facility.

Garrod fires his grapple gun at the fleeing ship. (Ep23)
The "claw" from Garrod's grapple gun latches onto the hull of the ship. (Ep23)
Garrod flicks a switch on the grapple gun, causing the line to rapidly retract. (Ep23)

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