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The ZGMF-1017 GINN Tempester is a customized GINN and the personal mobile suit of pirate Elisa Azana. It appears in the manga Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The ZGMF-1017 GINN Tempester is a customized GINN that has been modified for greater mobility. This is accomplished by installing additional vernier thrusters throughout the suit's frame, most notably on the shoulders and waist which has completely new armor, and replacing the standard wing thrusters and legs with new larger units with more rocket thrusters. The new legs are particularly wide, while remaining roughly the same length as a standard GINN's legs, however the seemingly lack of knee joints meant that the suit would be hampered on Earth. The downside of the suit's numerous thrusters is that it consumes fuel and power at an accelerated rate.

The GINN Tempester is designed to serve alongside the ZGMF-1017 GINN Fuego. The GINN Tempester would use its high mobility to fly around the enemy and attack from mid range with its heavy assault machine gun or from close range with its heavy polearm, while the GINN Fuego attacked from long range with missiles.

Armaments

  • Heavy Polearm
The heavy polearm is a close combat weapon unique to the GINN Tempester. It resembles a glaive in form and use, and is designed to possess greater reach than the standard GINN sword which would give the wielder a slight advantage.
  • MMI-M8A3 76mm Heavy Assault Machine Gun
The MMI-M8A3 76mm heavy assault machine gun is the standard ranged armament of the GINN series of mobile suits and has two firing modes, semi-auto and full-auto. The machine gun is magazine-fed and the GINN is capable of carrying extra magazines in case the first one runs out of ammunition. Because of its versatility and power, the MMI-M8A3 is the pilot's weapon of choice on almost any mission with the exception of anti-fortress combat. When not in use, the MMI-M8A3 is stored on a weapons mount on the back of the waist.

History

In January of C.E. 71, Elisa Azana used the GINN Tempester in tandem with ZGMF-1017 GINN Fuego to attack Junk Guild tech Lowe Guele in the debris belt in order to steal his MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame. The attacks were designed to keep the Red Frame flying around until it ran out of power and could be neatly scooped up without any resistance. To counter their own need for power, the pirates hid spare batteries on various bits of debris with signalers to tell them where it is. However the Junk Techs figured out their trick, and after Lowe resupplied with a fresh battery from Liam they analyzed the enemies' movements and figured out the location of the last battery. As the GINN Fuego was going to resupply, it was intercepted by the Red Frame and destroyed. Without its partner backing it up, the GINN Tempester also quickly fell, though Elisa survived and was rescued by the informant who originally told her about the Red Frame.


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Junk Guild
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame | MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame with Power Loader | MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame "Powered Red" | TMF/A-802 P-Mod.W BuCUE Waltfeld Custom Type | ZGMF-1017 Works GINN
Mobile Pod
Kimera

Land Battleship
Lesseps-class
Transporter / Supply Ship
Cornelius-class | Giga | Marseille III-class
Serpent Tail
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame | MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L | MBF-P03secondG Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second G | ZGMF-1017 Elijah's GINN
Orb Union
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-M1 M1 Astray | MBF-P01 Gundam Astray Gold Frame | MBF-P01-ReAMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu | MBF-P01-Re2AMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Izumo-class
Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-01 Strike Dagger | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam
Mobile Armor
TS-MA2 Moebius

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Drake-class
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMF-101 DINN | TFA-2 ZuOOT | TMF/A-802 BuCUE | TMF/A-803 LaGOWE | TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | UMF-4A GOOhN | UMF-5 ZnO | UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type | ZGMF-600 GuAIZ | ZGMF-1017 GINN | ZGMF-X11A Regenerate Gundam | ZGMF/TAR-X1 GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type

Submarine
Vosgulov-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Laurasia-class | Nazca-class
Super Weapon
GENESIS Alpha
Three Ships Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-M1 M1 Astray | ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam | ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam

Support Weapon
METEOR
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Archangel-class | FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Izumo-class
Pirates / Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TMF/A-802 BuCUE | ZGMF-1017 Hinstn's GINN | ZGMF-1017 GINN Fuego | ZGMF-1017 GINN Tempester | ZGMF-1017 Un'no's GINN

Transporter / Supply Ship
Pirate Transport | Silverwind
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Pirate Cruiser

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