Model number: ASW-G-29
Code name: Gundam Astaroth Rinascimento
Unit type: custom mobile suit
Operator: Tanto Tempo
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.9 meters
Weight: empty 34.5 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
Fixed armaments: sub knuckle, mounted on left forearm; shield arm, can unfold into sub-arm, mounted on right shoulder; bastard chopper, stored on backpack, hand-carried in use, can combine with demolition knife into large sword
Optional hand armaments: rifle; demolition knife, foldable, stored on back; 2 x combat knife, stored in boost armor
Following the theft and sale on the black market of the ASW-G-29 Gundam Astaroth Origin, the stripped down Gundam Frame turned up six months later in the Jupiter Sphere. Volco Warren was forced to cobble together armor and weapons to outfit the suit, redubbed Rinascimento, the Italian word for “Renaissance.” The Astaroth Rinascimento’s leg armor and shield were sourced from a UGY-R45 Garm Rodi. The suit’s weapons included a rifle customized by Volco for improved accuracy, a large demolition knife, a bastard chopper that incorporated Dainsleif and could connect to the demolition knife. It also mounted short knives, sub knuckles and a shield arm that could unfold into a sub-arm. Volco was not pleased with the appearance of the Astaroth Rinascimento, but pilot Argi Mirage was not bothered by it.
Pilot: Argi Mirage
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Moon Steel
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu
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