Altron (Ver. PMS) "Nataku"


General and Technical Data

Model Number: PMS-XXXG-02S3
Code name: Altron (Version PMS) "Nataku"
Unit Type: Mobile suit
Manufacturer: Prototype Mobile Suits, Inc (based on original design by Master O.)
Operator: Mars Defense Corps
First deployment: Early AC 216
Pilots: Wufei Chang
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Height: 16.4 meters
Weight: 7.4 tons
Armor: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: Ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: Head mounted sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x head vulcan, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x flamethrower, mounted on torso; 1 x Dragon Fang, mounts 4 x flamethrower, mounted on right arm; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on tail binder; 1 x beam blade, mounted on tail binder
Optional fixed armaments: 1 x Throwing star shield, mounted on either the shoulder or left forearm
Optional hand armaments: 1 x twin beam trident, stored in charge rack on wing binder, hand carried in use

Technical and Historical Notes

In preparation of the expected conflict with Venus, Mars governor Milliardo Peacecraft, with funding from the Winner Corporation, secretly designed and rebuilt the original Gundams to meet the threat. Prototype Mobile Suits, Inc, already well regarded by the governor for their refit of his Tallgeese mobile suit, was again hired to design and help build these upgraded Gundams.

One of the later suits to be built, a new version of Wufei's Altron Gundam was commissioned after events resulted in his daughter Meiran taking command of the PMS-MDC-02S Seiryuu Gundam, which had initially been intended for the older pilot. While the suit boasts an armament similar to the original Altron, its most striking difference is the presence of only one of the distinct extending "Dragon Fang" arm weapons. While the word "Altron" was derived from the Chinese word for "two headed dragon", either the PMS engineers were unaware of this fact, or ignored it. The new Altron has the same flexible "tail" as the original Altron, mounting beam cannons for more ranged capability, and also mounts a beam blade with which the suit could deal with threats from behind.

The suit would serve as Wufei's personal mobile suit throughout most of the war after he recovered from his injuries in early AC 216, and would eventually receive a minor refit where the PMS would outfit it with a second Dragon Fang.

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