Design & Development
Although it looks similar to a Mobile Worker, the Pluma is an unmanned, small, sub-unit produced by the Hashmal. Besides a pair of claws on its arms, it is also has a drill on its tail and a concealed railgun underneath its singular red eye. A single Pluma is no match for a Mobile Suit, but as it move in groups, they can easily decimate production plants, human beings and even Mobile Suits. In melee combat, the Plumas close the distance via hovering, then leap or fly as they launched their attacks. They also tend to attack from various directions, confusing the enemy with their tricky movements. Thanks to the thrusters on various parts of its body, the Pluma is capable of agile movements.
The Pluma moves by receiving power supply from the Hashmal via microwaves, and has a hatch at the top that serves as the energy receiver. It operates based on orders from the mobile armor, and will stop functioning if the latter is destroyed. Aside from serving as attack units, and protecting the Hashmal, they can also carry out other functions such as scavenging - collecting resources such as fuel, propellant, and other materials to resupply and even repair the Hashmal. The Hashmal in turn can manufacture new Plumas with these resources. With enough time and materials, they can multiply infinitely. Data of the surrounding area collected by each Pluma is also transmitted in real time to Hashmal. Although the Plumas have a form distinct from the Hashmal, from a system point of view, they are still considered a part of the mobile armor.
- Located under the Pluma's red eye, behind a pair of shutters, the railgun has low firepower, but the Plumas compensated for this by firing their railguns in a tight formation.
- A claw is mounted on each arm.
- A drill is mounted on the Pluma's movable tail.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 High Grade Hashmal model kit manual
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Episode 36, Stained Wings
- ↑ Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Episode 37, Chryse Defensive Battle
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 'Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mechanical Works' Book
- ↑ 'Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Mechanics & World 2' Book
Notes & Trivia