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OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius

 

oz-13msx2

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: OZ-13MSX2
Code name: Mercurius
Unit type: prototype defense mobile suit
Manufacturer: OZ (Organization of Zodiac)
Operator: OZ
First deployment: 20 August AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.3 meters
Weight: empty 7.3 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 150; weapons: 100; speed: 125; power: 130; armor: 130
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: beam gun; crash shield, mounts beam sword
Remote weapons: 10 x planet defenser, generates defensive energy field

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the five scientists who built the Gundam mobile suits plaguing OZ during AC 195 are captured, OZ puts them to work developing new technologies for its next generation of mobile weapons - giving them the ability to tackle the Gundam problem. Two testbed units are built, the OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate and the OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius. Whereas the Vayeate is designed as an offensive mobile suit, the Mercurius is designed primarily as a defensive unit. Since the Mercurius ("mercurius" being Greek for "speaker" or "orator") is intended to be as powerful as the infamous Gundams - and needs proper combat test data for future mobile doll programming - OZ forces capture Gundam pilot Heero Yuy to be the Mercurius' test pilot. The Mercurius, built on the same basic frame as its Vayeate twin, is armed only with a small beam gun and a "crash shield," which is simply a large shield mounting a beam saber for close combat. The Mercurius' most important tool, however, is its group of "planet defensers," which are small hovering units whose positions and deployment can be remote-controlled by the Mercurius' pilot. The planet defensers generate an almost-impenetrable energy field, capable of absorbing all but the most powerful energy weapon attacks. The planet defensers can be used to protect the Mercurius itself, or another unit - such as its offensive-roll Vayeate brethren. OZ later puts the planet defensers to good use in its first dedicated mass production unmanned mobile doll, the OZ-02MD Virgo.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Heero Yuy, Quatre Raberba Winner
Appearances: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

Lineart

 

Beam gun
Cockpit

Crash shield
Defensor field
Head

 

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