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ASW-G-64 Gundam Flauros (Ryusei-Go IV)

 

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Mobile suit mode in Tekkadan colors, equipped with short barrel cannons

Mobile suit mode in original colors, equipped with short barrel cannons

Mobile suit

mode, equipped with railguns

and machine

guns

Shelling

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ASW-G-64 Gundam Flauros (Ryusei-Go IV)

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: ASW-G-64
Code name(s): Gundam Flauros; Ryusei-Go IV
Unit type: transformable artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Gjallarhorn
Operator: Tekkadan
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Alaya-Vijnana System
Dimensions: overall height 17.8 meters (mobile suit mode)
Weight: empty 29.9 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Gundam Frame
Powerplant: 2 x Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Alaya-Vijnana System, interfaces directly with pilot's spinal cord implants
Fixed armaments: 2 x short-barrelled cannon, mounted on backpack over shoulders; 2 x assault knife, stored in unknown location on main body, hand-carried in use

Optional fixed armaments: 2 x railgun, replaces short-barrelled cannon, can use Dainsleif rounds, mounted on backpack over shoulders; 2 x 120mm machine gun, mounted on backpack, can be handheld
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

More than 300 years ago, Gjallarhorn created 72 Gundam Frames in an effort to fight off the existential threat of unmanned mobile armors during the Calamity War. Compared to standard mobile suits, these high performance machines each mounted two Ahab reactors. The Gundams also utilized the Alaya-Vijnana System, a man-machine interface in which plugs from the cockpit would connect to spinal cord implants protruding from the pilot’s back. This system allowed data to flow both ways between the Gundam and the pilot’s brain, and it also allowed for human-like movement. However, exceeding the system’s safety limits could permanently injure the pilot’s body. The names and model numbers of all the Gundams corresponded to the names and ranks of demons from the Lesser Key of Solomon.

 

The ASW-G-64 Gundam Flauros was named after the demon Duke Flauros. At some point after the Calamity War, the Gundam Flauros was abandoned on Mars alongside the unmanned mobile armor Hashmal. More than three centuries later, Tekkadan excavated the two units while managing a half-metal mine. The salvaged Gundam Flauros was sent to Teiwaz engineers at Saisei for repairs. Compared to Gjallarhorn’s other Gundams, the Gundam Flauros was unique in its ability to transform into a quadruped shelling mode, which improved stability when it fired its swappable railguns or short-barrelled cannons. The railgun could also mount special Dainsleif rounds, which were fired at explosive speed by utilizing the full output of both Ahab reactors. The suit’s other armaments included two 120mm machine guns and two assault knives. The Gundam Flauros was assigned to Tekkadan pilot Norba Shino, who had its nanolaminate armor color adjusted to his preferred garish magenta, and he nicknamed the suit Ryusei-Go IV. The Gundam Flauros saw combat during the McGillis Fareed Incident, when Tekkadan joined McGillis in a rebellion against Gjallarhorn’s ruling Seven Stars families. The Gundam Flauros was damaged when Shino attempted to single-handedly destroy the flagship of Rustal Elion’s Arianrhod Fleet. Filled with rage over the lost opportunity, Shino charged alone against the Arianrhod Fleet and was killed in a barrage of enemy fire from the fleet.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Norba Shino
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa

 

Lineart

 

120mm machine gun

Assault knife

Dainsleif rounds

Gundam Frame

 

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