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ASW-G-29 Gundam Astaroth

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ASW-G-29
Code name: Gundam Astaroth
Unit type: custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: Gjallarhorn
Operator: Tanto Tempo
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.2 meters
Weight: empty 30.6 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Gundam Frame
Powerplant: 2 x Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown; 2 x boost armor, mounted on waist
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: sub knuckle, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: 210mm anti-materiel rifle; demolition knife, foldable, stored on back; 2 x combat knife, stored in boost armor; 2 x panzer faust, stored on back

Technical and Historical Notes

More than 300 years ago, Gjallarhorn created 72 Gundam Frames in an effort to fight off the existential threat of unmanned mobile armors during the Calamity War. Compared to standard mobile suits, these high performance machines each mounted two Ahab reactors. The Gundams also utilized the Alaya-Vijnana System, a man-machine interface in which plugs from the cockpit would connect to spinal cord implants protruding from the pilot’s back. This system allowed data to flow both ways between the Gundam and the pilot’s brain, and it also allowed for human-like movement. However, exceeding the system’s safety limits could permanently injure the pilot’s body. The names and model numbers of all the Gundams corresponded to the names and ranks of demons from the Lesser Key of Solomon. The ASW-G-29 Gundam Astaroth was named after the demon Duke Astaroth.

The Gundam Astaroth survived the Calamity War and was owned by the Warrens, a family affiliated with Gjallarhorn. When the family ran into financial trouble, it was forced to sell off its armor equipment until only the frame was left, which in turn was sold to Tanto Tempo. The Gundam Astaroth was restored to combat potential by cobbling together armor and weapons from other mobile suits. The waist mounted two boost armor units for improved mobility. The suit’s new armaments included the massive demolition knife, two combat knives, panzer fausts, a sub knuckle and a 210mm anti-materiel rifle. After being owned by Daddy Ted, the Gundam Astaroth passed into the hands of Argi Mirage. The suit was later restored to its original version as the Gundam Astaroth Origin.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Argi Mirage
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Moon Steel
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu

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Writer:

Hajime Kamoshida

Artist:
Hirosuke Terama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Ippei Gyoubu
Tamotsu Shinohara

Manga Release:
Japan 04.26.2016 – 03.26.2018

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