Model number: GNX-Y802T
Code name: Neo-Hed
Unit type: next generation candidate heavy mobile suit
Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.3 meters
Weight: max gross 80.1 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: GN Sword, stored in rack behind left shoulder, hand-carried in use; GN Beam Saber, stored in rack in torso, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle, features GN Beam Saber
The GNX-Y802T Neo-Hed is a next generation mobile suit developed using data from the GNX-704T/AC Ahead Sakigake and GNX-704T/SP Ahead Smultron testbeds. The Neo-Hed's most distinct feature is the lack of of a head, and its intended name "Neo Head" morphs into the nickname "No Head" because of this feature. The head has been removed because combat data indicates that heads (and the sensors concentrated in them) are often destroyed in battle. To minimize this effect, the sensors are distributed throughout the body. The Neo-Hed is equipped with the same type of back mounted, movable thruster unit as the Ahead Smultron. The number of verniers on the arms and legs have been increased in tandem with the addition of extra armor on various parts of the suit. These verniers are of a new design and also function as GN Condensers. Through all these modifications, the suit is capable of high-speed movements and has high controllability.
The suit's GN Beam Rifle is an improved version of the one used by the standard GNX-704T Ahead. A GN Beam Saber is mounted underneath the rifle's barrel, which allows it to function as a gun sword. An independent GN Beam Saber is stored below the left chest area. By adjusting the power output, the length of the beam blade can be changed. The GN Sword is a large physical sword with GN Field enveloping its surface. The weapon is mounted for left-handers as it is developed using the close combat data from the Ahead Sakigake. The Neo-Hed's planned mass production version is intended to feature a version for right-handers.
The Neo-Hed is developed by former HRL engineers, while former Union engineers create the GNX-Y901TV Susanowo. Although they are now both members of the ESF army, there still exists a competitive atmosphere between them. The developers' plan is to divide the Earth Sphere Federation's mass production machines into two types: a new model of the GN-X series as a lightweight mobile suit, and an Ahead type as a heavy suit. However, when the corrupt nature of A-LAWS is revealed to the world, the Ahead series is canceled as a public relations move because of its exclusive association with A-LAWS. After the disbanding of A-LAWS, the ESF chooses the Susanowo based GNX-Y903VS Brave as the Ahead's replacement.
Pilot(s): Amy Zimbalist, Deborah Galiena
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00V
Original mechanical designer: Kenji Teraoka