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ASW-G-71 Gundam Dantalion

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ASW-G-71
Code name:
 Gundam Dantalion
Unit type:
 general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer:
 Gjallarhorn
Operator:
 civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: 
unknown
Accommodation:
 pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions:
 18.0 meters (naked form); 21.0 meters (Perfect Cowl), 23.4 meters (Perfect Cowl flight mode)
Weight: 
empty 27.1 metric tons (naked form); empty 39.5 metric tons (equipped with T Booster); empty 45.3 metric tons (equipped with B Booster); empty 64.2 metric tons (equipped with Perfect Cowl); 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
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features:
 sensors, range unknown; optional B-Booster, mounts on lower body as booster or Half Cowl B; optional T-Booster, mounts on upper body as booster or Half Cowl T; Full/Perfect Cowl armor configuration, uses B-Booster and T-Booster
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x gigantic arm, mounted on T-Booster
Optional hand armaments:
 100mm bayonet rifle, can function as sword; Keraunos smoothbore gun; bident; Aegis shield

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-71 Gundam Dantalion was named after the demon Duke Dantalion.

The Gundam Dantalion was one of the last Gundams fielded during the Calamity War, as its design underwent multiple changes based on combat data from Gjallarhorn’s other Gundams. Despite its late introduction into the war, the Gundam Dantalion achieved notable combat results, and Gjallarhorn allowed the family that owned it to use the name Zalmfort. After the Calamity War ended, the Gundam remained in the possession of the Zalmfort family for over three hundred years until it was stolen by Zaza Fossil (aka Zadiel Zalmfort). The Gundam Dantalion could take multiple forms, starting with the light armor naked form for combat in colonies or on the ground. This form was armed with a 100mm bayonet rifle that also doubled as a sword. The Gundam Dantalion could also mount a T-Booster backpack that could transform into armor for the upper body, as well as a B-Booster that could transform into armor for the lower body. These two boosters could be equipped separately or together in multiple configurations, known as Half Cowl, Full Cowl and Perfect Cowl. The Gundam Dantalion’s other armaments included gigantic arms, an Aegis shield mounting two autocannons, a Keraunos smoothbore gun and a bident spear.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Zaza Fossil (aka Zadiel Zalmfort)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Moon Steel
Original mechanical designer: Tamotsu Shinohara

Lineart
asw-g-71-bayonet
100mm bayonet rifle
asw-g-frame
Gundam Frame
asw-g-71-halfcowlb-flight
Half Cowl B flight mode
asw-g-71-head
Head
asw-g-71-keraunos
Keraunos
Moon Steel Info


Writer:

Hajime Kamoshida

Artist:
Hirosuke Terama

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

Format:
4 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 04.26.2016 – 03.26.2018

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