- Item Size/Weight : 29.8 x 19 x 5.8 cm / 234g
SVMS-01E Union Flag Graham Aker Custom (aka Graham Aker Custom, Custom Flag), is a modified and tuned variant of the SVMS-01 Union Flag in Season 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. The unit is piloted by renowned Union ace Graham Aker.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Graham Aker's Custom Flag is a repainted Union Flag that has twice the speed of a standard Flag. Additional modifications include reinforcements to the joints and backpack, an anti-beam coating on the fuselage, and a new model rifle designed by the Iris Corporation. One significant upgrade is the inclusion of an acceleration mechanism called the G-System which greatly accelerates the Custom Flag but a large drawback of this system is that the pilot will experience up to 12Gs of acceleration making it a double edged sword weapon. The Custom Flag would also be the base model of which the limited production SVMS-01O Over Flag series will be based off although they will not include the dangerous G-System system upgrade.
When the Over Flags are introduced, Graham exchanges the experimental linear rifle for the standard-issue model (a triple-barrelled design consisting of a 200mm main gun and two smaller 60mm guns) used by the rest of the Over Flag squadron. The Custom Flag at this point can only be distinguished from an Over Flag by the blue stripe on its rifle (compared to a white stripe on the Over Flags) and the fact that the Custom Flag carries its rifle in the left hand and mounts its defense rod on the right arm (the reverse is the case for all other Flags).
Fereshte Gundam Meister Fon Spaak explained that in order for the Custom Flag and the later Over Flag to fly two times faster than an ordinary Union Flag, it is equipped with a larger than normal flight pack and that the material used to make the armor is thinner in order to make the Custom Flag lighter. Thus, the ordinary Union Flags have heavier armor than the customized Union Flag. Graham's Custom Flag was later upgraded to the SVMS-01X Union Flag Custom II, by using a GN Tau Drive removed from the GNX-603T GN-X assigned to him.
To intimidate enemies, all Flags possess an AI that programs the visor to make an eye pattern.