Code name: Bastole
Unit type: limited production aura battler
Manufacturer: House Drake
Operator: House Drake
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 9.4 meters
Weight: 7.1 Luft tons
Armor materials: bio-armor (gatder carapace and kamai-lug shell)
Performance: cruising speed 210 rill; maximum speed 320 rill
Aura conversion performance: 1.0
Aura power: 5 aura (basic, later upgraded to 9 aura); 12 aura (max level)
Fixed armaments: 2 x cable talon, mounted on wrists; sword, stored on backpack, hand-carried in use; 4-barrel auto cannon, mounted on left arm; aura beam launcher
As Drake Luft prepared to conquer Byston Well, Shot Weapon continued to develop newer, more powerful aura battlers. The prototype aura battler Bastole was completed just before Drake began his rebellion against his liege lord King Furaon Elf of the Kingdom of Ah. The Bastole featured a new aura amplifier designed by Shot which allowed native Byston Wellers to pilot aura battlers as well as Upper Earth people. The Bastole was armed with various weapons, including a sword, extendable cable talons, an auto cannon and a beam launcher. The prototype unit was given to Drake Army soldier Garalia Nyamhee during the battle to capture Elf Castle. During a battle with Shou Zama’s Dunbine, a high amount of aura power was unleashed, which opened the Aura Road and transported both units to Tokyo, Japan on Upper Earth. Aura power was significantly stronger on Upper Earth, and the collateral damage caused by Garalia’s initial attack killed more than 300,000 people. Garalia’s Bastole was later destroyed while attempting to return to Byston Well with Shou. An upgraded version of the Bastole was later produced in limited numbers. This Bastole unit was commanded by Upper Earth engineer turned pilot Zet Light after the conflict moved to Upper Earth.
Pilot(s): Garalia Nyamhee, Zet Light
First appearance: Aura Battler Dunbine
Original mechanical designer(s): Hidetoshi Ohmori (principal design), Yutaka Izubuchi (cleanup)
Japan 02.05.1983 – 01.21.1984
The official account for MAHQ. Tweets by @cguanche. Rebooted version of original account. See also @gundamnatmahq.
MAHQ is now officially on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/mahqdotnet.bsky.social.
Our future on this cursed app is unclear, but expect more posts over there.
Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
#Gundamn278; Next Episode! With our special guest, Sophia, we finally tackle the second half of the latest chapter of the #Gundam Franchise; #WitchFromMercury! Join us live on 07/20/2023 @ 10:15 p EDT! #MAHQ #Mecha #Anime #Podcast #G_Witch
Live Stream: https://youtube.com/live/fqw4pnuOYF4?feature=share