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The Golden Dark Knight

The upcoming 1/100 Astray Gold Frame… Tho I’m tempted to get this GunPla, I’m almost broke preordering another merchandise, non Gundam this time…

Besides, this kit isn’t worth it as I’ve already got Amatsu, with some part swapping with my second Red Frame unit I can recreate this kit in a flash… >,<


MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame
Model number: MBF-P01
Code name: Gundam Astray Gold Frame
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Morgenroete, Inc
Operator: Orb Union
Rollout: 10 January C.E. 70
First deployment: 25 January C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.53 meters
Weight: max gross weight 49.8 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x "Igelstellung" 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, fire-linked, mounted on head; 2 x beam saber, power rating unknown, mounted on shoulders, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: Type 71 beam rifle, power rating unknown; shield; hyper bazooka

Pilot: Rondo Ghina Sahaku
Original mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu


When the Earth Alliance begins a project to build its own mobile suits, the initial work is done in conjunction with the Morgenroete research facility on the Orb space colony Heliopolis. While Orb assists in the research, they have an ulterior motive: steal the data from the Alliance to build their own mobile suits. From the stolen data, Orb constructs three prototype Gundam Astray units: the P01 Gold Frame, the P02 Red Frame and the P03 Blue Frame. While Orb is able to copy the Alliance’s beam saber and beam rifle technology, they are unable to duplicate the Phase Shift armor and compensate by making the Astrays light and maneuverable. As with the Alliance suits, the Astrays are equipped with hand plugs to exchange energy and data with its carried weapons. Though the Alliance and Orb use different hand plugs, the Gold Frame is equipped with both types, making it possible to use Alliance weapons.

The development of the Astray project is interrupted when ZAFT attacks Heliopolis on 25 January C.E. 71. Orb desires to keep the Astray project secret and destroyes the Astray factory. However, a Coordinator named Rondo Ghina Sahaku is determined to save the three units and personally takes control of the Gold Frame. Rondo escapes from Heliopolis using a large bazooka designed for the GAT-X102 Duel Gundam, but the Gold Frame’s right arm is damaged because it is not properly calibrated for use with the bazooka. Rondo jettisons the damaged arm, which is later found by Red Frame pilot Lowe Guele. After escaping Heliopolis, Rondo uses the Gold Frame in battle against Lowe on several occassions. During atmospheric entry, the Gold Frame’s head is damaged. It is then taken to Orb’s Morgenroete facility, where it is upgraded to the MBF-P01-Re<AMATU> Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatu.


Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow

Beam saber
Shield
Type 71 beam rifle



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