The Orb Union’s Morgenroete corporation built three Gundam Astray prototype mobile suits at Heliopolis; the MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame, MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame, and MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame were all used to base the five GAT-X series Gundams that they assisted the Earth Alliance’s Atlantic Federation in creating. They successfully copied the EA's beam rifle and saber technology, but Morgenroete did not have access to the Phase Shift armor design, and compensated for that by making the Gundam Astray units lighter and more agile than their EA counterparts. Unlike Gold Frame, Red Frame was fitted with only Orb hand plugs, and thus could not use Earth Alliance weapons.
Although that’s an inconvenience in the series, it lends itself to perhaps the coolest feature of this model: the sword! Reminiscent of a giant Katana, the sword is brought to life in this model with a metallic finish on the blade and tsuba, which gives the kit a really unique look, even when it’s toting the usual Gundam beam rifle and shield! Don’t let this beauty pass you by; it’s perfect for the model enthusiast with an eye for the flashy!