MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame with Power Loader
Model number: MBF-P02
Code name: Gundam Astray Red Frame with Power Loader
Unit type: Red Frame use power loader
Manufacturer(s): Morgenroete, Inc (Red Frame); Junk Guild (Power Loader)
Operator: Junk Guild
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso of Red Frame; Red Frame docks in torso of Power Loader
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Power Loader separates into two pieces for storage aboard Re.H.O.M.E.
Fixed armaments: 2 x "Igelstellung" 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; "Gerbera Straight" katana, mounted on left hip, hand-carried in use, used to control 150 meter "Gerbera Straight" katana
Optional hand armaments: 150 meter 'Gerbera Straight' katana, stored on Re.H.O.M.E.
In late C.E. 71, Junk Guild technician Lowe Guele forges a 150 meter "Gerbera Straight" katana using rare metal from a meteor that crashes to Earth. Lowe uses the giant sword to destroy several ZGMF-600 GuAIZ units during an attack on the Graveyard colony, but the sword proves too big for his Red Frame to handle by itself. While re-supplying the Three Ships Alliance vessel Eternal, Lowe sees Athrun Zala's ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam dock with the METEOR weapons platform. Inspired by the METEOR support unit, Lowe creates the enormous Power Loader for the express purpose of wielding the massive katana. Because of its enormous size, the Power Loader is stored in two pieces aboard the Re.H.O.M.E. After completing the experimental Power Loader, Lowe first uses it to cut the ruined PLANT Junius Seven in half to prevent its fragments from crashing into other PLANTs. Later, Lowe uses the Power Loader in battle against Ash Gray's massive ZGMF-X11A Regenerate Gundam. The Power Loader is destroyed in battle, and Lowe creates new arms, allowing the Powered Red to use the giant katana on its own.
Pilot: Lowe Guele
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R
Original mechanical designer(s): Junichi Akutsu (mobile suit), Yoshihiko Machida (power loader)
Docking area for Red Frame