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MAX-03 Adzam

 

max-03

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MAX-03
Code name: Adzam
Unit type: experimental ground combat mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon Granada Base
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 24.0 meters; overall width 55.9 meters
Weight: empty 860.0 metric tons; max gross 1420.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 62000 kW
Propulsion: 8 x VTOL rotor; Minovsky craft system
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 8 x twin mega particle cannon, mounted on main body; 3 x leader, delivers plasma electrical charge to target, stored in main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Essentially a mobile gun battery, the Principality of Zeon's MAX-03 Adzam is one of its earliest mobile armor designs, using a heavily modified G87 Luna Tank as its base. Designed as an experimental ground combat unit, the Adzam is the first mobile weapon equipped with the then-untested Minovsky craft system, allowing it to hover in the air for virtually unlimited lengths of time. Mounting eight double-barreled mega particle cannon turrets, it is able to provide 360 degrees of attack and defense against enemies. It also carries three experimental "leader" weapons, designed to deliver a powerful electrical plasma charge against ground units. The leader weapon consists of two components: an explosive container which saturates the target with a "dust" of highly conductive particles of an unknown material; and the leader weapon itself, which anchors itself into the ground over its target, thus trapping its target inside a "cage," and delivering its highly shocking attack. The leader weapon is improved in a later mobile armor, the MA-06 Val-Walo.

Being an experimental unit, only a limited number of Adzams are built, with one assigned to M'quve's mining division on Earth. When Earth Federation Forces mobile suit pilot Amuro Ray discovers one of Zeon's secret mining camps, M'quve and Kycilia Zabi pilot the Adzam into battle against Amuro's RX-78-2 Gundam. The Gundam is nearly destroyed in the battle when it becomes extremely overheated by an attack from the Adzam's leader, but the effectiveness of the leader's "dust" wears off in time for Amuro to save himself and deliver a crippling blow to the experimental mobile armor.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: M'quve
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Cockpit
Leader

 

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