NRX-0015-HC Gundam Ashtaron Hermit Crab

General and Technical Data

Model number: NRX-0015-HC
Code name: Gundam Ashtaron Hermit Crab
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: New United Nations Earth
Operator: New United Nations Earth
First deployment: September A.W. 0015
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.5 meters
Weight: empty 12.8 metric metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: optional extended range flight booster for mobile armor mode; sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x gigantic scissors claw, mounted on arms, operable in all modes; 2 x scissors beam cannon, mounted in arms, operable in all modes; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack, hand-carried in use in mobile suit mode only; 4 x nose beam cannon, mounted in backpack/mobile armor main body, operable in mobile armor only; 2 x machine cannon, mounted in chest
Optional fixed armaments: satellite cannon, mounted on back in mobile armor mode, must be used in conjunction with NRX-0013-CB Gundam Virsago Chest Break
Optional hand armaments: beam crossbow

Technical and Historical Notes

As the New United Nations Earth’s goals became more focused on space conquest, as well as the recovery of the GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X, Olba Frost’s NRX-0015 Gundam Ashtaron was in dire need of an upgrade. The Ashtaron was upgraded into the NRX-0015-HC Gundam Ashtaron Hermit Crab, which retained its mobile armor mode, but its devastating atomic scissors were upgraded. The Frost brothers also installed an optional satellite cannon for use in its mobile armor mode. The Hermit Crab functioned as a turret in this mode, allowing Shagia’s NRX-0013-CB Gundam Virsago Chest Break to collect the energy from the Moon and fire the satellite cannon. The Frost brothers used this new weapon indiscriminately against both sides of the 8th Space War, but ultimately they were outgunned by the Gundam Double X’s twin satellite cannon in the last battle of the war.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Olba Frost
First appearance:
After War Gundam X
Original mechanical designer:
Junya Ishigaki



Gundam X Info

Shinji Takamatsu

Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Nobuyoshi Nishimura

Musical Composer:
Yasuo Higuchi

39 episodes

Japan 04.05.1996 – 12.28.1996


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