Model number: V08-1228
Code name: Grimgerde
Unit type: high mobility close combat mobile suit
Operator: Montag Company
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 29.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Valkyrja Frame
Powerplant: Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: 2 x Valkyrja blade, stored inside Valkyrja shields; 110mm Valkyrja rifle; 2 x Valkyrja shield, mounted on forearms
The V08-1228 Grimgerde was a Valkyrja Frame mobile suit developed during the Calamity War. The Grimgerde was designed as a lightweight suit that offered high mobility both in space and on the ground. Following the Calamity War, Gjallarhorn used the Grimgerde as the basis for two mass production models, the EB-04 Geirail and the later EB-06 Graze Standard Type. The Grimgerde’s armaments included a 110mm Valkyrja rifle and a pair of forearm-mounted Valkyrja shields that each housed a Valkyrja blade. In P.D. 323, McGillis Fareed piloted the Grimgerde under the masked alias Montag of the Montag Company. As part of his plan to take down Gjallarhorn’s ruling Seven Stars families, McGillis attacked his friend Gaelio Bauduin and fought his ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Trooper. Although McGillis dealt what he presumed was a fatal blow, Gaelio survived and later adopted the masked alias Vidar to seek revenge upon his former friend. McGillis later had the Grimgerde modified into a heavy armor suit, which was redesignated as the V08Re-0526 Helmwige Reincar.
Pilot: Montag (aka McGillis Fareed)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
Iron-Blooded Orphans Info
50 episodes; 9 compilation episodes
Japan 10.04.2015 – 03.27.2016 (S1);
10.02.2016 – 04.02.2017 (S2)
U.S. 06.04.2016 – 12.11.2016 (S1);
10.08.2017 – 04.28.2018 (S2)
Japan 04.29.2022 –
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