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UMF/SSO-3 ASH

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General and Technical Data

Model number: UMF/SSO-3
Code name: 
ASH
Unit type: 
mass production transformable amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: C.E. 73
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 20.65 meters
Weight: max gross weight 50.59 metric tons
Armor materials:
 unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x GMF22SX prototype propeller and multipurpose missile launcher, mounted on back; 4 x MA-M1217R high-energy beam cannon, mounted on shoulders; Type PJP3 dual phonon maser cannon; 2 x M47 23mm dual machine gun, mounted in forearms; 2 x MX-RQB505 beam claw, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The UMF/SSO-3 ASH was ZAFT’s latest model transformable amphibious mobile suit in C.E. 73. It was more powerfully armed than the older UMF-4A GOOhN and UMF-5 ZnO and was capable of operating on land. The ASH featured the same phonon maser cannon used by most underwater ZAFT mobile suits. It was also armed with four shoulder-mounted beam cannons and two back-mounted missile launchers. Its arms were equipped with machine guns in place of hands and also feature beam claws instead of beam sabers. In late C.E. 73, a group of military-trained Coordinators used ASH suits in an attempt to assassinate Lacus Clyne in Orb. Although the attackers’ machines were all disabled by Kira Yamato’s ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam, the pilots all self-detonated their units before they could be captured and interrogated. However, it was discovered much later that the assassins acted on orders from ZAFT Supreme Council Chairman Gilbert Durandal.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Joppe Von Arafas, Kramnik, Oluan
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY

Lineart

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Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009

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