Technology & Combat Characteristics
After the Gundam AGE-1 Flat was severely damaged and the completion of AGE-FX Gundam AGE-FX, the Gundam AGE-1 Flat was heavily upgraded to keep its performance on par with current mobile suits. Its upgrades consisted of additional armor with anti-beam coating on it, thus increasing the suit's defensive capabilities to the point where it was able to withstand beam attacks. The result was the creation of the Gundam AGE-1 Glansa.
Additionally, Gundam AGE-1 Glansa is able to purge its armor and Glastron Launchers, as was seen in the final episode.
- Beam Saber
- The AGE-1 Glansa carries two handheld beam sabers, which can adjust their length for different combat situations. In AGE-1 Glansa's case, this weapon was never used since its Shield Rifle can also function as large beam sabers when close combat is needed.
- Shield Rifle
- The AGE-1 Glansa is equipped with two DODS Rifles (similar in design to the Clanche's DODS Rifle), which are mounted on the unit's shields. The rifles have enough power to shoot down a MS with a single shot and can also be converted to large beam sabers for close-quarters combat. Design specifications is similar to the binders used in Asemu Asuno's AGE-2DB Gundam AGE-2 Double Bullet in terms of its dual function as ranged rifles and large beam saber generators.
- DODS Hammer
- An Optional Weapon for the AGE-1 Glansa. It is only available in PSP Game Only.
- Missile Launcher
- The AGE-1 Glansa is armed with a total of six missile launchers, two each on both shoulder armors and one on the front of each leg armor.
- Glastron Launcher
- An optional armament, developed from the Zefuld Launcher used previously by AGE-1 Flat during the Asemu arc, replacing the missile launchers with beam cannons, which increases the AGE-1 Glansa's firepower capabilities. Equipping this armament on the AGE-1 Glansa will re-designate the mobile suit as the Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa with its model number unchanged.
The Gundam AGE-1 Glansa is first deployed in A.G. 164, in the battle for the Luna Base.
For the AGE-1 Glansa's history, please see Flit Asuno's page
- AGE-1 Full Glansa's pose while firing the Glastron Launcher is similar with ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam's Burst Mode.
- There is a scenario difference in the storyline in Episode 49 of the anime and the final chapter of the AGE Story featured in the Gundam AGE PSP Game which is based on it: In the anime, AGE-1 Full Glansa purges all its armor and Glastron Launcher before returning to its mothership to relaunch itself as AGE-1 Flat equipped with the Plasma Diver Missile to strike at Second Moon alone before being stopped by Kio and his Gundam AGE-FX. In Flit's declaration to ask all troops to work together to destroy La Gramis to save the Mars Sphere people in which he fires the Plasma Diver Missile into the air to signal the halting of all battle. In the PSP Storyline however, the same action was attempted by Flit Asuno using the AGE-1 Full Glansa who tries to shoot down Second Moon using its Glastron Launcher before the beam and missile attacks were blocked by Kio's AGE-FX. In addition, the part of the storyline where Flit asks for everyone's help in saving Second Moon involves AGE-1 Full Glansa firing its Shield Rifle shot in the air instead of the Plasma Diver Missile.