MBF-P03R Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise
|Developed from||MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L|
|First Seen||75 C.E.|
|Known Pilots||Gai Murakumo|
|Overall Height||18.32 meters60.105 ft |
|Head Height||17.53 meters57.513 ft |
|Max Weight||62.7 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Energy Battery|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso|
The MBF-P03R Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise is the further modified form of the MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L developed by the Serpent Tail. It first appeared in photo series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED VS Astray. The unit is piloted by Gai Murakumo.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Using combat data obtained from the Gundam Astray Blue Frame Third, the Blue Frame Second L is redesigned into the highly versatile Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise. The original MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame relied on speed, light armor, and a shield with an anti-beam coating for its defense. The Second Revise is still a high speed mobile suit, but it features a greater amount of armor. This increases overall weight but the Tactical Arms backpack, when mounted on the back, increases the mobile suit's mobility to compensate. Its new Tactical Arms II has been upgraded slightly and now has newer modes including the new Gatling Arm and Sword Arm modes.
- "Armor Schneider" Combat Knifes
- A signature aspect of all of Gai's mobile suits, the Blue Frame 2nd Revise is armed with two "Armor Schnieder" combat knives. These are used in extreme close combat when the Tactical Arms II is unsuitable.
- "Armor Schneider" retractable foot combat knife
- These are essentially the same as the combat knives, but are placed in the Blue Frame's feet and heel. This allows Gai to either kick an opposing mobile suit at close range or anchors when climbing up/down a steep ledge
- Tactical Arms II
- A significant upgrade over the original Tactical Arms seen on the Blue Frame Second L, the Tactical Arms II remains as a multi-mode unit capable of independent flight.
- Flight Mode
- The standard form of the Tactical Arms II, it is used to help the Blue Frame move faster than normal.
- Gatling Mode
- Carried over from the original Tactical Arms, the Gatling mode requires Blue Frame 2nd Revise to be at a fixed position, as the two sharp edges of the sword mode provide stability while firing.
- Gatling Arm
- An extension of the Gatling mode, the blades of the Tactical Arms II detaches off from the Gatling gun to form a large handheld weapon. This makes it easier for Gai to fire upon multiple targets.
- Sword Mode
- The second most used form of the Tactical Arms II. The two binders for flight mode combine together and two small edges on the inner portion of the Tactical Arms extend to reveal the tip of the sword, which automatically transforms.
- Sword Arm Mode
- Another new form of the Tactical Arms II, the blades of the Tactical Arms II detaches off from the Gatling gun and can be attached to the Blue Frame's arms. Two energy beams then protrude from the separated halves.
The Orb Union's Morgenroete corporation built five Astray prototype mobile suits at Heliopolis, the MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame, MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame, MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame, MBF-P04 Astray Green Frame and MBF-P05LM Astray Mirage Frame, which were used as the basis for the 5 GAT-X series Gundams that they assisted the Earth Alliance's Atlantic Federation in creating. Orb successfully copied the EA's beam rifle and saber technology, but Morgenroete did not have access to the Phase Shift armor design, and compensated by making the Gundam Astray units lighter and more agile than their EA counterparts. Unlike Gold Frame, Blue Frame was fitted with only Orb hand plugs, and thus could not use Earth Alliance weapons.
On January 25, CE 71, ZAFT's attack on Heliopolis to steal the Alliance Gundams also unknowingly interrupts the Astray project. In order hide their progress, Orb's military decids to destroy the Astray lab. Coordinator Rondo Gina Sahaku, an Orb nobleman, disagres and attempts to save the 3 completed suits. He uploads the specifications for a variety of optional weapons and equipment into Blue Frame's computer, including a high-mobility booster and an enhanced head sensor. Blue Frame is soon located by another Coordinator, pilot Gai Murakumo of the Serpent Tail mercenary group, who has been hired to eliminate all evidence of the Astray program. After being double-crossed by his employer (having seen the suits, Gai himself has become evidence of their existence), Gai teams up with Red Frame pilot Lowe Guele to defeat Gai's employer. Gai keeps Blue Frame for his own use, and the two Astray pilots encounters one another several more times, sometimes as allies and sometimes on opposing sides.
After Gai's disappointment over the MBF-P03third Astray Blue Frame Third, Serpent Tail upgrads the unit. The result is the Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise. In its first battle against Librarian Works and the Carbon Human Clone of Rondo Gina Sahaku and his MBF-P05LM Astray Mirage Frame, Blue Frame is heavily damaged.
The Tactical Arms II is recovered and modified for use by Red Frame. Blue Frame is later repaired by both Junk Guild and Serpent Tail. Gai finally recovers from his encounter with Ghina and another Tactical Arms II is built for Blue Frame.
Gai uses Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise to battle against Ghina once again while Canard Pars in his YMF-X000A/H Dreadnought H fights ND HE. However, Gai manages to defeat Ghina, who escapes from the battlefield. Gai joins up with Canard and Lowe and proceed to Librarian Works's home base with ND HE's guideance.
However, in Librarian's headquarters, Gai, Lowe and Canard battle Prayer Reverie in his LN-ZGMF-X13A Nix Providence. Gai and Canard are able to defeat Prayer. Prayer informs them of Librarian's true goal and what he has been trying to achieve.
After discovering Librarian and Prayer's goals, Gai and Lowe encounter Ghina once again, and Gai fights him in the final battle while Lowe stands by watching them.