Model number: ASW-G-66
Code name: Gundam Kimaris
Unit type: high mobility close combat mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.3 meters
Weight: empty 31.7 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; optional Kimaris booster
Fixed armaments: 2 x slash disk, stored in launcher in shoulder armor; 4 x flare launcher, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: Gungnir, features 2 x 120mm cannon; combat knife, foldable, stored in rear skirt armor
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-66 Gundam Kimaris was named after the demon Marquis Kimaris.
Dating back to the Calamity War, the Gundam Kimaris was owned by the Bauduins, one of Gjallarhorn’s ruling Seven Stars families. For over three centuries, the suit remained on display until Gaelio Bauduin brought it out of storage in P.D. 323 to fight Tekkadan. Able to function in space or on the ground, the Gundam Kimaris was specialized for close combat, with its main weapon being a Gungnir lance that mounted a pair of 120mm cannons. Its other weapons included four flare launchers, two slash disks and a combat knife. A specially built booster allowed the suit to fly over long distances. After chasing Tekkadan to Earth, Gaelio had the suit outfitted with new equipment as the Gundam Kimaris Trooper.
Pilot: Gaelio Bauduin
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu
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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