MAW-01 Mistral


Model number: MAW-01
Code name: 
Unit type:
 mass production general purpose mobile pod
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator(s): Earth Alliance; Orb Union; Serpent Tail; Junk Guild
First deployment: C.E. 70
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 40mm vulcan gun, mounted below main body

Aside from mobile suits and mobile armors, various parties used worker pods like the MAW-01 Mistral. Such parties included the Earth Alliance, the Orb Union, Serpent Tail and the Junk Guild. The Mistral’s main function was to operate as a mobile worker pod with its four detachable telescoping arms. It was, however, armed with two 40mm vulcan guns mounted beneath the main body. This minimal armament was virtually useless against mobile suits like ZAFT’s ZGMF-1017 GINN. This was demonstrated on January 25, C.E. 71, when the Earth Alliance and Orb forces at the space colony Heliopolis deployed Mistrals in a futile attempt to fend off ZAFT’s attacking GINNs.

Pilot(s): Miriallia Haw, Natarle Badgiruel, Tolle Koening, Sai Argyle, Dalida Lolaha Chandra, Jean Carrey
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view

Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005


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