MBF-M1A M1A Astray


Model number: MBF-M1A
Code name: M1A Astray
Unit type: mass production space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Orb Union
Operator(s): Orb Union; Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
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 “Igelstellung” 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x Type 70 beam saber, mounted on recharge rack behind left shoulder, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: Type 71-44 improved beam sniper rifle

In early C.E. 71, the Orb Union secretly assisted in the Atlantic Federation’s mobile suit development project. In turn, Orb stole data from the Atlantic mobile suits to create several prototype Gundam Astray units. These prototypes were later mass produced as the MBF-M1 M1 Astray. Orb also produced the MBF-M1A M1A Astray as a space combat variant. The M1A Astray was mostly identical to the M1 Astray, but it featured additional thrusters for space mobility. Its armaments were also mostly identical, but its standard beam rifle was replaced with a beam sniper rifle. Most of the M1A Astrays were deployed at the Sahaku family space station Ame-no-Mihashira, but one unit used by Barry Ho was stationed aboard the battleship Kusanagi.

Pilot: Barry Ho
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Cockpit hatch




Rear view




Type 71-44 improved beam sniper rifle


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