Technology & Combat Characteristics
The GW-9800 Gundam Airmaster was one of the Gundam mobile suits developed by the United Nations Earth Forces during the 7th Space War, and is equipped with the same Flash System as the GX-9900 Gundam X and the GT-9600 Gundam Leopard. This allows the Newtype pilots of the Gundam Airmaster to control the FW-9800 GW-Bit units. The suit also has another unique system called the "Trans System", which allows it to transform into a MA mode that resembles a fighter jet. The Gundam Airmaster was more lightly armed then the other two Gundams, its armaments consisted mainly of a pair of head vulcans that are usable in MS mode, a pair of nose vulcans usable in MA mode, a pair of handheld buster rifles, and optional shoulder missiles. Due to the suit's transform ability, the Gundam Airmaster has superior aerial combat capability, out performing other mobile suits of the time while in the sky.
- Head Vulcan
- Nose Vulcan
- Buster Rifle
- Shoulder Missile
Special Equipment & Features
- Trans System
Witz Sou acquired his Gundam Airmaster from the leader of a Vulture group that was impressed with his piloting abilities. Witz used the Gundam Airmaster in order to earn money for his family, eventually joining the crew of the Freeden in exchange for them protecting his large amount of gold. The Gundam Airmaster becomes a permanent member of the Freeden's mobile suit compliment however as Witz decides to stay with the Freeden and its crew. The Gundam Airmaster was soon over powered by the new mobile armors and mobile suits of the New United Nations Earth, and was overhauled with the resources of the People's Republic of Estard and Kid Salsamille into the GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster Burst.
Linn, a crew member of the Mirage has her own Gundam Airmaster, which she used to aide Rick Aller in his mobile suit training, as well as defend the Mirage. It was during her defense of the Mirage against Kai in his GB-9700 Gundam Belphagor that her Gundam Airmaster was damaged and given up for sale.
- Gundam Airmaster's V-fin bears a resemblance to part of the helmet worn by Char Aznable in the original Mobile Suit Gundam.