MW544B Sandhoge

General and Technical Data

Model number: MW544B
Code name: Sandhoge
Unit type: colony outer repair mobile worker
Manufacturer: civilians
Operator(s): civilians; Zanscare Empire
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot in main cockpit in head, 2 additional pilots in cockpits in front shoulders
Dimensions: overall length 22.7 meters
Weight: empty 29.2 metric tons; max gross 38.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy new ceramic composite
Powerplant: 2 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3880 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 77,000 kg total (4 x 19,250 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; arms can detach and function as separate units
Fixed armaments: 8 x only nail, mounted in legs; beam string, mounted in tail; wired beam gun
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam launcher, power rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

The MW544B Sandhoge was a colony repair mobile worker with a strange insectoid appearance. The Sandhoge’s body was equipped with eight limbs, out of which six functioned as legs for crawling across a colony’s outer wall. The two remaining limbs functioned as arms, which were independently controlled from two cockpits in the shoulders. The shoulders could detach and function as separate, smaller units with two limbs each. The Sandhoge’s legs could launch multiple nail-like devices, and its tail could shoot out multiple strings. Although the Sandhoge was a civilian unit, there are at least two instances of it being used in combat in UC 0153. In one instance, Zanscare pilots sought the help of Zubroch Simonev to pursue League Militaire pilot Uso Ewin and his LM312V04+SD-VB03A Victory Dash Gundam as he attempted to infiltrate Zanscare’s capital Amelia Colony in Side 2. Simonev was eager to prove the Sandhoge’s abilities so that it could be mass produced, but even when equipped with custom beam launchers, the Sandhoge wasn’t a match for the V-Dash Gundam. In another battle, Zanscare pilots attacked Side 3 in an attempt to assassinate teenage civilian Font Baud in retaliation for posting secret information about the psycommu fortress Angel Halo on his mobile suit fan website. However, Font was saved through the intervention of the mysterious Serpiente Tacon pilot Curtis Rothko and his XM-X0 Crossbone Gundam Ghost.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Zubroch Simonev, Nikolai Hans, Patrick Boone
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki



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Yoshiyuki Tomino

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

51 episodes

Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994


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