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XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam (aka Gundam Nataku)

 

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Gundam Wing version

Endless Waltz version

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XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: XXXG-01S2
Code name: Altron Gundam (aka Gundam Nataku)
Unit type: close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Master O (with assistance from Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S and Instructor H)
Operator: Gundam Pilots
First deployment: 23 September AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.4 meters
Weight: empty 7.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,045 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74,760 kg total
Performance ability levels: fighting: 170; weapons: 140; speed: 130; power: 140; armor: 120
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x dragon fang, mounted on arms, each mounts 2 x flamethrower; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on backpack "stinger tail"; twin beam trident, stored in recharge rack on backpack, hand-carried in use; shenlong shield, optional throwing weapon, mounted on left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam was captured and destroyed by OZ's forces in AC 195, the extremely durable Gundanium-made remains of that mobile suit were taken to OZ's lunar base and mobile suit factory for storage. The five scientists who built the Gundams that plagued OZ were also at the lunar base, captured and forced to develop new mobile suit technology to secure OZ's rule over Earth and the space colonies. Despite their apparent "cooperation," however, the scientists also began rebuilding the Shenlong in secret, preparing for the day when captured Gundam pilot Wufei Chang could return to the battlefield. That opportunity came when the Romefeller Foundation - the political force behind OZ - was split over a number of issues, and the "Treize Faction" of OZ attacked the lunar base, which at the time was still under the control of Romefeller loyalists. During the chaos, Wufei managed to escape, taking his rebuilt XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam to continue fighting on his own. At that time, the Altron was only 70 percent complete; later repairs and field upgrades allowed Wufei to complete the resurrected mobile suit, bringing it up to its full combat potential.

 

The improvements given to the new XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam (which Wufei nicknamed Gundam Nataku after his late wife) were dramatic. The old beam glaive was replaced with a double-ended twin beam trident, and both arms were outfitted with the highly effective dragon fang extending arms and claws (hence the Altron name, taken from the Chinese "ertou long" or "two-headed dragon"). Along with increased mobility, the Altron also mounted a pair of beam cannons on a stinger tail, which gave it effective ranged firepower for space combat (as well as being able to cover its rear). These upgrades turned the resurrected "Nataku" into an incredible force, allowing Wufei to continue his fight for justice against oppression. Following the defeat of the Mariemaia Army in AC 196, Wufei joined the other Gundam pilots in self-destructing his own suit after its mission was fulfilled.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Wufei Chang
Appearances: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing; New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz; New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Blind Target; New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists; Gundam Battle Assault 2; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: The Glory of Losers; Gundam Versus
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Gundam Wing version); Hajime Katoki (Endless Waltz version)

 

Lineart

 

Backpack
Cockpit
Dragon fang (Gundam Wing version)
Dragon fang (Endless Waltz version)
Manipulator
Parachute (Endless Waltz version)
Shield
Stinger tail beam cannons
Twin beam trident (Gundam Wing version)
Twin beam trident (Endless Waltz version)

 

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