The Force Impulse is a highly adaptable and maneuverable Mobile Suit constructed for ZAFT ace pilots after realizing just how much a single, high-powered Mobile Suit could change the tides of battle. The ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam is essentially the ZAFT version of the Strike Gundam. Both suits utilize various interchangeable equipment packs to fill a slew of roles on the battlefield. The ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam commonly sorties with the α Force Silhouette to create the Force Impulse Gundam! The α Force Silhouette functions almost identically to the original Aile Striker pack and allows the Force Impulse Gundam to fly in the atmosphere at impressive speeds. For easy deployment to the battlefield, the Force Impulse Gundam uses the Core Splendor System, which separates the Gundam into three parts, the Chest Flyer, Leg Flyer, and a Core Splendor.
Included alongside the Force Impulse Gundam for accessories:
- MA-BAR72 High-Energy Beam Rifle
- MA-M941 “Vajra” Beam Saber x2
- M71-AAK “Folding Razor” Anti-Armor Knife x2
- MMI-RG59V Mobile Shield
- Silhouette Flyer
- Silhouette Flyer Adapter
- Chest Flyer Adapter
- Leg Flyer/Action Base Adapter
- Core Splendor Adapter
- 1/100 Shinn Asuka Figure
- 1/100 Lunamaria Hawke Figure
The MG Force Impulse Gundam features as complete of an internal frame as possible, given the uniqueness of its design. The model also features a functioning cockpit gimmick inside the Core Splendor, which is also fully transformable. This model kit’s manual calls for the individual construction of the Chest Flyer, Leg Flyer, Core Splendor, and the α Force Silhouette, with supplemental instructions to combine into the Force Impulse Gundam. Each segment features an attached action base adapter, allowing builders to display each section individually!
Weapons and Other Notable Attributes –
The Force Impulse Gundam’s Beam Rifle shares a strong likeness with the ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam‘s Beam Rifle, only without the added armor plating. When the Force Impulse unequips its Beam Rifle, it clips into the back skirt armor for easy access. The Force Impulse Gundam includes two anti-armor knives folded inside its side skirt armor and a pair of Beam Sabers attached to the Force Silhouette. The MG Force Impulse Gundam has a single Anti-Ship Sword typically found alongside the β Sword Silhouette.
This kit includes:
20 Runners total (A, B[x2], C, D, E, F, G, H, I[x2], J, K, L, M, N, O, P, SB4, PC130B)
Total Piece Count – 362 with 16 Unused Parts
Foil + Marking Stickers and Dry Transfer Decals!
Materials – PS, PE, ABS
Additional Fun information
Pilot(s): Shinn Asuka, Lunamaria Hawke
Unit Type: Prototype High Mobility Multi-Mode Mobile Suit
Model number: ZGMF-X56/α
Code name: Force Impulse Gundam
Overall Height: 18.4m(60.4ft)
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Grade: Master Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: May 2008
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Mechanical Designer: Kunio Okawara