GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster Burst


Model number: GW-9800-B
Code name: Gundam Airmaster Burst
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Vulture (with assistance from the People’s Republic of Estardo, based on a design by the United Nations Earth)
Operator: Vulture; United Nations Earth
First deployment: August A.W. 0015
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.3 meters
Weight: empty 7.2 metric metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: Flash System, allows Newtype pilot to remote-control FW-9800-GB GW-Bit mobile bits; TransSystem transformation system, capable of transforming into fighter mode for atmospheric flight; sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted in nose in fighter mode, operable in fighter mode only; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x 2-barrel beam cannon, mounted on booster pods on wings, operable in fighter mode only
Optional hand armaments: 2 x buster rifle, can be stored on hip armor racks in mobile suit mode, mounted on main body and operable in fighter mode

While the crew of the Vulture ship Freeden were aiding in the defense of the People’s Republic of Estardo against an invasion by the New United Nations Earth, Witz Sou’s GW-9800 Gundam Airmaster was heavily damaged during an intense dogfight against the New U.N.E.’s superior NRMA-006 Gadeel mobile armors. After the battle, the Estardo government offered to assist the Freeden crew with their repairs and supplies, and Witz accepted the offer. Kid Salsamille, the Freeden‘s young mobile suit mechanic, worked side-by-side with engineers in the Estardo military to rebuild Witz’s trashed mobile suit. The result was the GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster Burst, sporting not only a snazzy new blue-on-white paint job, but an increase in armor and firepower. The original Airmaster’s nose vulcan guns were replaced with beam guns, and a pair of additional beam cannons were mounted on each wing. Although the Airmaster Burst was heavier than its original form, speed and maneuverability weren’t sacrificed, as additional jets were also installed in the wings to compensate for the extra bulk as well as improve performance. With these improvements, Witz’s reborn Airmaster Burst was more than capable of holding its own against the New U.N.E.’s Gadeels and other aerial combat units.

Pilot: Witz Sou
First appearance:
After War Gundam X
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara


Buster rifle




Rear view (Mobile suit mode)


Rear view (Fighter mode)

Gundam X Info

Shinji Takamatsu

Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Nobuyoshi Nishimura

Musical Composer:
Yasuo Higuchi

39 episodes

Japan 04.05.1996 – 12.28.1996


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