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AMX-002 Neue Ziel

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): AMX-002; AMA-X2
Code name: Neue Ziel
Unit type: prototype space attack use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Axis Zeon
Operator: Zeon remnants
First deployment: 11 November UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 76.6 meters; overall width 73.6 meters
Weight: empty 198.2 metric tons; max gross 403.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 75,800 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 1,938,000 kg total (359,000 kg, 204,000 kg, 11 x 125,000 kg)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; “half-control” system, controls wire-guided heavy claw arms for all-range attacks; optional “sturm booster,” stores extra propellant and mounts additional thrusters
Fixed armaments: mega cannon, mounted in torso; 9 x mega particle gun, 4 mounted in shoulders and 5 mounted in tail binder; 2 x wire-guided heavy claw arm, mounts mega particle gun/beam saber each; 4 x hidden sub-arm, mounts beam gun/beam saber each; 4 x large missile launcher, 5 round magazine per launcher, mounted in hip boost binders; 2 x 6-tube micro-missile launcher, 10 round magazine per tube, mounted in hip boost binders; 12-tube micro-missile launcher, 10 round magazine per tube, mounted in tail binder; 4 x I-field barrier generators, 2 mounted in shoulders and 2 mounted in tail binder, provides 360 degrees of protection against beam weapons

Technical and Historical Notes

Designed late during the One Year War, the highly advanced AMA-X2 Neue Ziel mobile armor was not built before the war’s end. Instead, remnant Zeon forces who escaped to the asteroid base Axis took the plans with them, where it was later constructed by the Axis forces. The Neue Ziel (“neue ziel” being German for “new goal”) was truly ahead of its time. Sporting a powerful generator to power the large number of mega particle guns and beam weapons on its body, the Neue Ziel also mounted a pair of wire-controlled, beam gun-equipped arms that could be used to make all-range attacks in a fashion similar to the MAN-03 Braw-Bro or MSN-02 Zeong. However, these arms were controlled with the aid of a computer half-control system, thus negating the need for a psycommu system and allowing non-Newtypes to perform these kinds of attacks. A quasi-psycommu system was later utilized by Neo Zeon’s AMX-103 Hamma-Hamma to provide a similar function. The Neue Ziel was also equipped with a set of I-field barrier generators, giving the mobile armor 360 degrees of protection against all beam weapon attacks.

When another remnant Zeon force, the Delaz Fleet, began its Operation Stardust against the EFF in late UC 0083, Axis sent an advance fleet out to support Delaz. Their support came in the form of rescue and retrieval of Delaz’s surviving troops, as well as a new mobile armor: the Neue Ziel, now designated AMX-002. Using the Neue Ziel, ace pilot Anavel Gato almost single-handedly devastated the EFF’s pursuit fleet that attempted to stop a hijacked space colony being dropped on Earth. Gato also use the Neue Ziel to punch through the heavy defenses of the EFF’s Earth Orbital Fleet protecting their Solar System II weapon, which allowed him to destroy the weapon’s control ship and prevented the colony from being destroyed before crashing on Earth. Following the colony drop, Gato performed a kamikaze attack by ramming the heavily damaged mobile armor into an unlucky EFF ship.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Anavel Gato
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka

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Director(s):
Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992

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