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MRX-009 Psyco Gundam

 

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Mobile suit

Mobile fortress mode

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MRX-009 Psyco Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MRX-009
Code name: Psyco Gundam
Unit type: prototype Newtype use transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Murasame Research Institute
Operator: Titans
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 41.0 meters, head height 40.0 meters; mobile fortress mode: overall height 30.2 meters, wingspan 32.4 meters
Weight: empty 214.1 metric tons; max gross 388.6 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 33600 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 84000 kg; Minovsky craft system: 500000 kg total (operable in mobile fortress mode only); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 6
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration: 0.43 G mobile suit mode, 1.72 G mobile fortress mode; maximum speed Mach 0.5 (mobile fortress mode)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10200 meters; psycommu system; psycho-control chair in cockpit (subsequent upgrade); anti-beam coating on armor
Fixed armaments: 3-barrel scattering mega particle gun, power rated at 4.8 MW per barrel, mounted in torso; 10 x beam gun, power rated at 2.0 MW, emitter barrels mounted as fingers in hands; 2-barrel beam gun, mounted in head; shield, mounted on left forearm

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As the Titans continue to build up their military and political power in their crusade to rule the Earth Sphere with an iron fist, one area of research actively pursued by the Titans is "Cyber Newtypes" - artificially-engineered Newtypes who can operate revolutionary new Newtype-controlled weapons. At their Murasame Laboratory in Japan, the Titans build the Federation's first Newtype-use unit, the MRX-009 Psyco Gundam. Equipped with a psycommu ("psychic communicator") system similar to that developed by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War (hence the name "Psyco," which is short for "psycommu"), the Psyco Gundam's tremendous beam weapon firepower can be controlled by the pilot's mere thoughts. The Psyco Gundam is heavily armed, sporting a 3-barreled scattering beam gun in its chest, ten beam guns in its fingers and a 2-barrel beam gun in its head, making the unit capable of attacking several targets at one (or levelling lots of real estate). Due to its massive size, the Psyco Gundam can transform into a "mobile fortress" mode equipped with a Minovsky craft system to give it high-altitude atmospheric flight. The Psyco Gundam's chosen pilot is Murasame Labs' cyber Newtype "Number Four," or Four Murasame, and the unit is soon dispatched to destroy the AEUG and Karaba forces operating on Earth. The Psyco Gundam is severely damaged during an AEUG mission to launch Kamille Bidan and his RX-178 Gundam Mark II back out into space, and the Psyco Gundam is taken to the Titans' Kilimanjaro base in Africa, where it is repaired and equipped with an experimental new "psycho-control chair," further enhancing Four's abilities to control the Psyco Gundam. The Psyco Gundam is destroyed in combat at Kilimanjaro, but the Titans eventually roll out a replacement, the advanced MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mark II.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Four Murasame, Ben Wooder
Appearances: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam
Next
; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.
Original mechanical designer: Katsuji Murakami (principal design), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup)

 

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