RX-78KU-01 Kurwenal (anime)


Model number: RX-78KU-01
Code name: Kurwenal
Unit type: mobile weapons platform for RX-78AN-01 Gundam AN-01 Tristan
Manufacturer: Buffo Junk Inc
Operator: Birnam
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: UC 0096
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 21-tube missile pod, mounted on main body; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on main body; 2 x laser container, mounted on main body; 2 x wired beam saber, mounted on main body; 2 x large shot claw, mounted on main body

The RX-78KU-01 Kurwenal was a mobile weapons platform designed to support Quentin Fermo’s RX-78AN-01 Gundam AN-01 Tristan. The Kurwenal’s name was inspired by Tristan and Isolde, an opera based on the tale for which the Tristan was named. The Tristan docked at the center of the Kurwenal, not unlike the Earth Federation Forces’ earlier RX-78GP03 Gundam GP03 Dendrobium. It was unknown how Birnam acquired the Kurwenal’s armaments and exterior equipment. The Kurwenal’s armaments included a pair of beam cannons, wired beam sabers, missile pods, laser containers, and two large shot claws. In UC 0096, Quentin used the Tristan and Kurwenal to attack the EFF special unit Mastema, which had traveled to the asteroid Axis on a mission to secure psychoframe research data following the Laplace Incident. Quentin faced off against the incomplete mobile armor AMA-X4 Ahava Azieru and was able to find off Arlette Almage’s attacks. A Newtype reaction initiated by Arlette’s psychoframe sample piece ended the battle.

Pilot: Quentin Fermo
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS (anime)
Note: Based on the RX-78KU-01 Kurwenal from the Gundam Twilight AXIS novel


Twilight AXIS Info

Se Jun Kim

Se Jun Kim
Kojiro Nakamura (novel)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Se Jun Kim
Shingo Abe

Character Designer:
Se Jun Kim

Musical Composer:
Takashi Ohmama

6 shorts; 1 compilation movie

Internet Release:
Japan 06.23.2017 – 09.01.2017

Video Release:
Japan 02.23.2018
U.S. 08.15.2023


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