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MW544B Sandhoge

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MW544B
Code name: Sandhoge
Unit type: colony outer repair mobile worker
Manufacturer: civilians
Operator(s): civilians; Zanscare Empire
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot in main cockpit in head, 2 additional pilots in cockpits in front shoulders
Dimensions: overall length 22.7 meters
Weight: empty 29.2 metric tons; max gross 38.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy new ceramic composite
Powerplant: 2 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3880 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 77000 kg total (4 x 19250 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; arms can detach and function as separate units
Fixed armaments: 8 x only nail, mounted in legs; beam string, mounted in tail; wired beam gun
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam launcher, power rating unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MW544B Sandhoge is a colony repair mobile worker with a strange insectoid appearance. The Sandhoge's body is equipped with eight limbs, out of which six function as legs for crawling across a colony's outer wall. The two remaining limbs function as arms, which are independently controlled from two cockpits in the shoulders. The shoulders can detach and function as separate, smaller units with two limbs each. The Sandhoge's legs can launch multiple nail-like devices, and its tail can shoot out multiple strings. Although the Sandhoge is a civilian unit, there are at least two instances of it being used in combat in UC 0153. In one instance, Zanscare pilots seek the help of Zubroch Simonev to pursue League Militaire pilot Uso Ewin and his LM312V04+SD-VB03A Victory Dash Gundam as he attempts to infiltrate Zanscare's capital Amelia Colony in Side 2. Simonev is eager to prove the Sandhoge's abilities so that it can be mass produced, but even when equipped with custom beam launchers, the Sandhoge isn't a match for the V-Dash Gundam. In another battle, Zanscare pilots attack Side 3 in an attempt to assassinate teenage civilian Font Baud in retaliation for posting secret information about the psycommu fortress Angel Halo on his mobile suit fan website. However, Font is saved through the intervention of mysterious Serpiente Tacon pilot Curtis Rothko and his X-0 Crossbone Gundam Ghost.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Zubroch Simonev, Nikolai, Patrick
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

 

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Beam launcher

 

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