Model number: unknown
Code name: Cornigs
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: UC 0136
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: mega particle cannon, mounted in head; 10 x beam claw/beam machine gun, mounted one in each finger; beam shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, mounts beam ax

With the receipt of the XM-X2 Crossbone Gundam X-2, the Jupiter Empire’s scientists got to work reverse engineering it in order to produce a “Jovian Crossbone Gundam.” The end result of this project was the Amakusa; however, following its defeat at the hands of the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Skull Heart, the original design was taken back to the drawing board, resulting in a machine that no longer bore any resemblance to the Crossbone Gundams. That machine was the Cornigs, which surpassed the performance of the Amakusa, as well as that of the original Crossbone Gundams.

Drawing inspiration from the EMS-VSX1 Quavarze, the Cornigs possessed the ability to assume a high-speed flight form, but could further deform itself by shifting the position of its arms and legs thanks to its variable frame. Because the flight form was intended for atmospheric combat, the limbs’ variability was useful not only for AMBAC, but also to reorient its propulsion and thrust-vector, meaning in the hands of a skilled pilot it could be almost impossible to hit. Finally, the Cornigs’ head-mounted mega particle cannon, another vestige of its roots in the Quavarze, was designed so that the Crossbone Gundams had no way to counteract it, since it could easily penetrate their beam shields.

Pilot: Callisto’s Shadow
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1


The Steel Seven Info

Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

3 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 05.26.2006 – 07.26.2007


Comments are closed.