amakusa
General and Technical Data

Model number: unknown
Code name: Amakusa (aka Jupiter Gundam)
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters (approximate)
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, stores beam saber; shield (shield claw and shield hammer), mounts on left arm

Technical and Historical Notes

Also known as the Jupiter Gundam, the Amakusa was created when the Jupiter Empire got their hands on the XM-X2 Crossbone Gundam X-2 and attempted to recreate it. Unique among the other Jovian mobile suits, the Amakusa stood at an impressive 18 meters tall and concentrated its two main thrusters on its back rather than its thighs, giving it overall specs superior to the Crossbone Gundams. In order to give the machine the best pilot possible, Jovian scientists recovered the FF-X7 Core Fighter from the original RX-78-2 Gundam and used its data to create a bio-brain clone of the legendary Newtype ace Amuro Ray. This machine shared its name with Shiro Amakusa, a Christian martyr from ancient Japanese history, but whether this was intentional or merely a coincidence remained unknown. In UC 0136, the revived Jupiter Empire fielded a mass production version of the Amakusa as their main mobile suit.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Amuro Ray (bio-brain copy)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart
Original mechanical designer:
 Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

Lineart

N/A

Skull Heart Info


Writer:

Yuichi Hasegawa

Artist:
Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer:
Yuichi Hasegawa

Manga Release:
Japan 09.26.2002 – 08.26.2004

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