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MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel]

MSW-004 Gundam Kestrel-Front

MSW-004 Gundam Kestrel-Rear

Unit Type

Prototype High Mobility Mobile Suit

Appearances

Photo Novel

Profile

Model Number
  • MSW-004
Namesake Kestrel
Developed from
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Power-plant
Pilot Accommodations
Armaments
  • 2 x Vulcan Gun
  • 6 x Beam Emitter
Special Equipments and Features
  • Shaman Frame
Optional Equipment
  • Shield

The MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] is a mobile suit that appears in the Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny series of light novels. It is piloted by Van Asiliaino.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] is a prototype mobile suit developed and built at the Oakland Newtype Lab (its code name during development being "Gullinbursti") operated by the Titans. It was originally designed specifically to be piloted by Titans Cyber-Newtype Rossweisse. The Kestrel was created to be a fast and highly maneuverable machine, and ran a total of three generators which were housed in the main body and legs. It uses a direct connected thruster which could produce tremendous thrust. Because of its high-thrust and high levels of acceleration, normal pilots could not safely exploit the capabilities of the Kestrel. Also, the Kestrel integrates a special quasi-psycommu system into its frame, nicknamed Shaman Frame. By inputting the data of a pilot's sample brainwave, the Kestrel becomes much more responsive to the pilot's controlling. Also, its main camera is the monoeye sensor on it chest, as the head is merely used for a decoy.

The Kestrel utilized a Core Block System, which was unusual for its time, whereas the Gryps Conflict-era mobile weapons saw accelerated development in variable mobile suit technology. The core block fighter is capable of docking and separation, and primarily functions as the cockpit of the machine. When docked, the engine nacelles of the core fighter act as the Kestrel's main thrusters/backpack. The core fighter is equipped with two beam sabers stored in the binders, which also function as beam saber racks. The core block featured an improved main computer to allow high speed transferring of combat data.

Armament

  • Vulcan Gun
  • Beam Saber
  • Beam Rifle
A specialized high-power beam rifle designed for the MSW-004 Gundam, it is the most powerful beam-type weapon of the suit. Four E-pack cartridges are stored on either side of the Kestrel's waist.
  • Beam Emitter
Mount on forearms, knees and shoulders of Kestrel are beam emitters capable of generating large beam blades.
  • Shield
A conventional solid shield attached to the forearm of the Kestrel. It is equipped with three beam sabers.

Special Equipment and Features

  • Shaman Frame

History

By the time the MSW-004 was successfully completed, the Titans had already moved their forces to space, leaving behind the unit. The Kestrel was captured intact by the AEUG and continued with testing the prototype on board the Anaheim Electronics (AE) La Vie en Rose-class dock ship, Rosa Gigantia. A high-performance machine, the Kestrel's incredible speed and maneuverability made it suitable only for "strengthened" humans and Cyber-Newtypes with high-G tolerance. As a result, problems arose with finding capable test pilots after a spate of accidents which occurred during testing. These accidents caused the head and other parts of the Kestrel to be damaged, these being replaced with new parts manufactured by AE. Van Asiliaino was selected as the primary pilot for the Kestrel due to his combat performance rating with the MSK-003 Wagtail II and his exceptional high-G tolerance.

Variants


Gallery

Trivia

  • The Mobile Suit's name is derrived from Kestrel, a type of falcon.

References


External Links


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Keraunos /AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack (Epidendrum) | RMS-106 Hizack (Keraunos Squad) | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

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Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
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Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation/Titans
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Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

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Heavy Fork-class
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FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
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Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Land Vehicle
PVN.4/3 Wappa
Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerado
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson

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