AMX-103 Hamma Hamma
Model number: AMX-103
Code name: Hamma Hamma
Unit type: prototype knight custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: March UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 24.03 meters; head height 21.5 meters
Weight: empty 40.3 metric tons; max gross 79.4 metric tons; mass ratio 1.68
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3820 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 18300 kg, 10 x 13200 kg, 8 x 11200 kg; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 12
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.92 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14200 meters; quasi-psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 3-barrel beam gun/claw, controlled via quasi-psycommu system, power rated at 3.1 MW
Optional hand armaments: shield, equipped with independent power generator, mounts 3 x beam gun (fire-linked, power rated at 1.8 MW each), 2 x beam saber (power rated at 0.74 MW, hand-carried in use), and space mine launcher (8 rounds)
As Axis/Neo Zeon begin openly moving to conquer the Earth Sphere at the outbreak of the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088, they develop several prototype mobile suits to serve as testbeds for advanced new technologies. One of these prototypes is the AMX-103 Hamma Hamma, whose primary function is to test the new "quasi-psycommu" system. The quasi-psycommu is a computer control system designed to allow normal (non-Newtype) pilots to operate wire-guided remote weapons and conduct all-range attacks in a fashion similar to Newtype-use mobile weapons equipped with a standard psycommu system. The Hamma Hamma's quasi-psycommu is intended to control its two wire-guided claw-hands, each of which is armed with a 3-barreled beam gun. This is the only armament mounted on the Hamma Hamma itself, as the remaining reactor output is required to operate the large number of thrusters arrayed on the massive shoulder and skirt armor of this highly maneuverable mobile suit. In order to be equipped with additional beam weaponry, the Hamma Hamma can also carry a shield that is equipped with its own independent power generator. This generator powers the weapons mounted on the shield, which include three linked beam guns, a pair of beam sabers, and a space mine launcher.
Initially, only one prototype Hamma Hamma is in use, assigned to Mashymre Cello's Endra cruiser, which is tasked with recruiting new allies among the citizens of Side 1's Shangri-La Colony and destroying the AEUG's sole remaining battleship Argama. Although Mashymre fails in his mission, his use of the Hamma Hamma proves its effectiveness as a fast and agile unit... and the shortcomings of its experimental quasi-psycommu system. As such, Mashymre can only use the Hamma Hamma's wire-guided arms as simple direct-fire, launch-and-retrieve weapons or extendable grappling hands, unable to carry out the simulated all-range attacks intended to be made possible by the quasi-psycommu. As it is, the Hamma Hamma never makes it past the prototype/limited production stage and onto the hoped-for full production lines. However, the quasi-psycommu technology is later perfected and incorporated into a later mass produced mobile suit, the AMX-014 Dooben-Wolf.
Pilot: Mashymre Cello
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ; Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi