GN-007GNHW/M Arios Gundam GNHW/M

General and Technical Data

Model number: GN-007GNHW/M
Code name: Arios Gundam GNHW/M
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.1 meters
Weight: max gross 55.4 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; optical camouflage; communication jamming
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN beam saber, stored in racks in front skirt armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN submachine gun, mounted on forearms; 2 x GN vulcan gun, mounted on shoulder binders, operable only in flight mode; GN beam shield, mounted as shoulder binders, serves as nose of flight mode
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x GN missile container, mounted on backpack; GN beam rifle, mounted in nose, operable only in flight mode
Optional hand armaments: GN cannon, mounts 2 x GN vulcan gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The GN-007GNHW/M Arios Gundam GNHW/M was an upgrade to the GN-007 Arios Gundam that placed heavy emphasis on missiles (the “M” in its name stood for missiles). Mobile suit development historian Robert Spacey contributed to its creation by tweaking the design of the GN-007/AL Arios Gundam Ascalon, removing nearly all new weapons and leaving only GN missile containers to maintain balance. The containers utilized the same GN missiles as the GNR-010 0 Raiser. The containers’ location allowed the GNHW/M to still dock with the GNR-101A GN Archer. The GNHW/M’s new main weapon was a powerful GN cannon that replaces the GN twin beam rifle. A pair of GN vulcan guns were mounted on the cannon to compensate for its low rate of fire. In flight mode, the GNHW/M could also use a nose-mounted GN beam rifle. With these new armaments, the GNHW/M could use the cannon to destroy enemies ahead of it, then fly into the middle of the enemy force and create confusion by firing missiles in random directions. This confusion created an advantageous combat situation for its partner Gundams. Following the final battle with the Innovades in 2312, the heavily damaged Arios Gundam was repaired and reconfigured into the Ascalon version.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Allelujah Haptism
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase



Gundam 00 Info

Seiji Mizushima

Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Kunio Okawara
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2008 (S1);
10.05.2008 – 03.29.2009 (S2)
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 02.09.2009 (S1);
06.29.2009 – 09.21.2009 (S2)

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018


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