Model number: ASW-G-08
Code name: Gundam Barbatos (6th 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: none
Optional hand armaments: long sword; wrench mace
As Tekkadan prepared for the last leg of its journey to escort Kudelia Aina Bernstein to Edmonton, Canada, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (5th Form) was upgraded to the 6th Form. The 6th Form mounted tail boosters in place of the side skirt armor, added new chest armor and replaced the damaged shoulder armor with new parts from an EB-06r Graze Ritter. The 6th Form retained the 5th Form’s armaments of the autocannons, wrench mace and long sword. After finally reaching Edmonton, Mikazuki engaged in a fierce battle with Ein Dalton’s massive EB-AX2 Graze Ein. The large experimental mobile suit inflicted substantial damage to the Gundam Barbatos, and Mikazuki pushed his Alaya-Vijnana connection to the limit in his effort to defeat Ein. Although Mikazuki emerged victorious, by exceeding the safety limits of the Alaya-Vijnana System, he permanently lost function of his right eye and arm. After having endured such heavy damage, Tekkadan sent the Gundam Barbatos to Teiwaz’s Saisei command ship, where it was extensively overhauled and upgraded into the Gundam Barbatos Lupus.
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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