ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam
In the later part of the Second Earth/ZAFT War, ZAFT introduces two new advanced mobile suits: the ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam and ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam. The Destiny Gundam, designed as a multiple combat role mobile suit, combines the weaponry of several of the Silhouette packs used by the ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam. During the design phase, early versions of the Destiny Gundam's weapons are tested in the ZGMF-X56S/θ Destiny Impulse. However, the Destiny Gundam is more than just a combination of Impulse Gundam Silhouette packs, as it introduces several new technologies. The Destiny Gundam uses a hyper deuterion nuclear reactor to power its systems. This new design stores power in deuterion form, providing a continuous deuterion charge and, in theory, an endless power supply. However, it is possible for the suit's power to be expended before the reactor can replenish it. Using a variant of the "Voiture Lumiere" propulsion system of the GSX-401FW Stargazer, the Destiny Gundam can generate a pair of "wings of light," allowing for high-speed movement. During this high speed movement, the wings of light scatter Mirage Colloid particles to create afterimages of the suit in the surrounding area. The Destiny Gundam is also equipped with a pair of "Solidus Fulgor" beam shield generators, which are also used by the Legend Gundam. A standard shield can also be equipped, but is rarely used. The Destiny Gundam's many armaments include a beam rifle, head vulcan guns, a pair of beam boomerangs (which double as beam sabers), hand beam cannons, an anti-ship sword and a long-range beam cannon.