AMX-002 (AMA-X2) Neue Ziel
Model number: AMX-002 (AMA-X2)
Code name: Neue Ziel
Unit type: prototype space attack use mobile armor
Operator: Zeon remnants (Delaz Fleet)
First deployment: 11 November UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 76.6 meters; overall width 73.6 meters
Weight: empty 198.2 metric tons; max gross 403.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium/ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 75800 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 359000 kg, 204000 kg, 1125000 kg x 11
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 4.80 G
Equipment and design features: "half-control" system, controls wire-guided heavy claw arms for all-range attacks; optional "sturm booster," stores extra propellant and mounts additional thrusters
Fixed armaments: mega cannon, mounted in torso; 9 x mega particle gun, 4 mounted in shoulders and 5 mounted in tail binder; 2 x wire-guided heavy claw arm, mounts mega particle gun/beam saber each; 4 x hidden sub-arm, mounts beam gun/beam saber each; 4 x large missile launcher, 5 round magazine per launcher, mounted in hip boost binders; 2 x 6-tube micromissile launcher, 10 round magazine per tube, mounted in hip boost binders; 12-tube micromissile launcher, 10 round magazine per tube, mounted in tail binder; 4 x I-field barrier generators, 2 mounted in shoulders and 2 mounted in tail binder, provides 360 degrees of protection against beam weapons
Designed late during the One Year War, the highly advanced AMA-X2 Neue Ziel mobile armor is never built before the war's end. Instead, remnant Zeon forces who escape to the asteroid base Axis take the plans with them, where it is later constructed by the Axis forces. The Neue Ziel ("neue ziel" being German for "new goal") is truly ahead of its time. Sporting a powerful generator to power the large number of mega particle guns and beam weapons on its body, the Neue Ziel also mounts a pair of wire-controlled, beam gun-equipped arms that can be used to make all-range attacks in a fashion similar to the MAN-03 Braw Bro or MSN-02 Zeong. However, these arms are controlled with the aid of a computer "half-control" system, thus negating the need for a psycommu system and allowing non-Newtypes to perform these kinds of attacks. A "quasi-psycommu" system is later utilized by Neo Zeon's AMX-103 Hamma Hamma to provide a similar function. The Neue Ziel is also equipped with a set of I-field barrier generators, giving the mobile armor 360 degrees of protection against all beam weapon attacks.
When another remnant Zeon force, the Delaz Fleet, begins its Operation Stardust against the Earth Federation Forces in late UC 0083, Axis sends an advance fleet out to support Delaz. Their support comes in the form of rescue and retrieval of Delaz's surviving troops, as well as a new mobile armor: the Neue Ziel, now designated AMX-002. Using the Neue Ziel, ace pilot Anavel Gato almost single-handedly decimates the Federation's pursuit fleet attempting to stop a hijacked space colony being dropped on Earth. Gato also use the Neue Ziel to punch through the heavy defenses of the Federation Forces' Earth Orbital Fleet protecting their Solar System II weapon, allowing Gato to destroy the weapon's control ship and preventing the colony from being destroyed before crashing on Earth. Following the colony drop, Gato performs a suicide attack with the damaged Neue Ziel on an unlucky Federation Forces ship.
Pilot: Anavel Gato
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Gundam Battle Assault 2; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka