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MF-GL-73U Gashlan

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MF-GL-73U
Code name: Gashlan
Unit type: custom multi-form super powered tracer
Manufacturer: Gradosian Empire
Operator: Gradosian Empire
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall height 8.51 meters
Weight: max gross 13.42 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown; thickness 125mm
Powerplant: fuel cell; engine output 208 PU
Propulsion: 2 x 8,820 kg; attitude control verniers: 9
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.32 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, sensitivity -55.8 dB; 2 x clamp claw, mounted on feet; V-MAX system (later modification)
Fixed armaments: 2 x chest vulcan, mounted on torso; squeeze arm, mounted as left forearm; hard cone, mounted on right elbow
Optional fixed armaments: cannon, mounted on backpack over right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: lasered gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The MF-GL-73U Gashlan was the personal unit of Manjero, a member of Le Cain’s elite (and bloodthirsty) Death Demon Squad. Since Manjero’s fighting style favored jumping onto an opponent’s back for close-in attacks, this preference was reflected in the Gashlan’s design. The Gashlan’s feet were equipped with claws that allowed it to clamp onto an enemy SPT after jumping on it. At this close range, Manjero often used the drill-like hard cone to damage the unit or the squeeze arm to crush the cockpit. The Gashlan was also equipped with a pair of chest vulcans and could carry a lasered gun. The Gashlan received two upgrades after its initial deployment on Earth. Tasked with destroying Eiji Asuka’s SPT-LZ-00X Layzner, Manjero was given a new (and detachable) shoulder-mounted cannon. Later, a Gradosian researcher named Dr. Nizon came to Earth to test a prototype V-MAX attachment for mass production. However, due to Le Cain’s unrealistic turnaround time for implementation, Nizon secretly rigged the V-MAX attachment as a suicide unit. As a result, the Gashlan exploded in battle over the skies of New York, killing Manjero.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Manjero
First appearance: Blue Comet SPT Layzner
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart
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Cockpit
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Leg
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V-MAX system attachment
Layzner Info


Director:
Ryosuke Takahashi

Writer(s):
Ryosuke Takahashi
Fuyunori Gobu
Yasushi Hirano
Tsunehisa Ito
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Endo Miego

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Moriyasu Taniguchi

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

Airdates:
Japan 10.03.1985 – 06.26.1986

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 08.21.1986 – 10.21.1986

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