Model number: ASW-G-08
Code name: Gundam Barbatos (2nd Form)
Unit type: general purpose mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Alaya-Vijnana System
Dimensions: overall height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 28.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Gundam Frame
Powerplant: 2 x Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Alaya-Vijnana System, interfaces directly with pilot’s spinal cord implants; 2 x sub-arm, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: gauntlet, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: mace; 300mm smoothbore gun, includes 60mm machine gun
The ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (2nd Form) represented a minor upgrade over the 1st Form used by CGS and later Tekkadan. When it was discovered in the Martian desert, the 1st Form lacked shoulder armor, which was replaced in the 2nd Form with armor from an EB-06 Graze Standard Type that pilot Mikazuki Augus defeated in battle. The 2nd Form’s armaments were also enhanced with a new 300mm smoothbore gun, which also featured a built-in 60mm machine gun. Further combat led to the upgrades of the 3rd Form.
Pilot: Mikazuki Augus
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Naohiro Washio
Iron-Blooded Orphans Info
50 episodes; 9 compilation episodes
Japan 10.04.2015 – 03.27.2016 (S1);
10.02.2016 – 04.02.2017 (S2)
U.S. 06.04.2016 – 12.11.2016 (S1);
10.08.2017 – 04.28.2018 (S2)
Japan 04.29.2022 –
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