ASTOL-MB93

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ASTOL-MB93
Two ASTOL-MB93s in Godzilla vs. Mothra
Height 4.1 meters[1]
Length 15.2 meters[1][2][note 1]
Weight 8.2 metric tons[1][2]
Width 6.3 meters[1][3]
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by Multiple
First appearance Godzilla vs. Mothra

The ASTOL-MB93 (93式メーサー攻撃機,   93-Shiki Mēsā Kōgeki-ki, lit. Type 93 Maser Attack Aircraft) is a G-Force attack helicopter that first appeared in the 1992 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mothra.

History

Heisei series

Godzilla vs. Mothra

The ASTOL-MB93s were created with the same beam technology as the MBAW-93s and the MBT-MB92s, but were meant to be a flying aircraft. They were deployed to attack Godzilla after he had emerged from Mount Fuji.

Weapons

  • Capable of flight at 650 kilometers per hour.[2]
  • Equipped with two Maser Cannons and a 20-millimeter Vulcan Gatling gun.[2]

Filmography

Comics

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Shortly after the defeat of Megalon and Neo Biollante, Godzilla appeared in Tokyo and began to rampage. Hideo Kaneko and his brother, Yosuke knew that something was wrong, and Yosuke ran off, much to Hideo's objections. Shortly afterwards, Yosuke returned piloting an ASTOL-MB93 owned by G-Team, and began firing on Godzilla to try and drive him back. After shooting at 'Godzilla' several times, some of the giant monster's skin on its head and upper right arm fell off, exposing metal underneath and foiling its disguise. After firing several blasts out of his hands, the giant machine shed its failed disguise, and revealed itself to be Mechagodzilla III.

Yosuke's ASTOL-MB93 was later deployed during the fight between Godzilla and Anguirus at the dinosaur expo festival, and fired at the two monsters. Godzilla managed to catch one of the two missiles launched from the ASTOL-MB93 and jammed it down Anguirus's throat. Anguirus attempted to escape, but the missile detonated, killing him instantly and destroying KIDS in the process.

Video games

Godzilla (PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4)

Alongside MBT-MB92 Maser Cannons, ASTOL-MB93s spawn once the player reaches Disaster Level 4, and behave in a similar way as the Mitsubishi F-2 fighter jets encountered at lower levels, making low passes towards the player's monster while firing their Maser beams at them.

Gallery

Concept art

Screenshots

Merchandise

Toys

Notes

  1. The 2012 publication Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works (p. 234) erroneously lists the ASTOL-MB93's length as 13.2 meters.

References

This is a list of references for ASTOL-MB93. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Godzilla vs. G-Force Superweapon Manual. MediaWorks, Inc. p. 58. 10 April, 1995. ISBN: 4073026984.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Godzilla vs. Mothra Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. p. 27. 20 December 1992. ISBN: 978-4-09-101433-7.
  3. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 234. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.

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