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AMX-008 Ga-Zowmn

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AMX-008
Code name: Ga-Zowmn
Unit type: mass production general purpose transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 18.56 meters, head height 18.0 meters; mobile armor mode: overall length 17.42 meters
Weight: empty 31.6 metric tons; max gross 58.2 metric tons; mass ratio 1.47
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,840 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 92,280 kg total (6 x 9,620 kg, 4 x 8,640 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 18
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 9-tube large missile launcher (uses AMS-06H heavy missile), mounted in shoulder binders in mobile suit mode and on main body in mobile armor mode; 2 x beam saber/gun, power rated at 0.62 MW, stored in recharge racks in forearms in beam launcher mode, hand-carried in beam saber mode, beam launchers operable in mobile suit and mobile armor modes; 2 x 80mm vulcan gun, 800 rounds of ammunition per gun, mounted in forearms in mobile suit mode, also operable in mobile armor mode
Optional hand armaments: hyper knuckle buster, power rated at 4.1 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, mounts on main body in mobile armor mode

Technical and Historical Notes

Essentially the last in the Gaza line built by Neo Zeon during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088, the AMX-008 Ga-Zowmn was actually quite a radical departure from its AMX-003 Gaza-C and AMX-006 Gaza-D predecessors. The Ga-Zowmn was also a transformable unit, and both its mobile suit and mobile armor modes were armed with an improved hyper knuckle buster beam rifle and a pair of 9-tube launchers equipped with large missiles. The Ga-Zowmn was also armed with beam sabers and vulcan guns in its forearms for close-range and melee combat. However, its heavy firepower made this general purpose mobile suit more appropriately used as an offensive mobile suit. In UC 0096, the Ga-Zowmn remained in service with the “Sleeves” faction of Neo Zeon.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Gottn Goh, Creyue Oye, Nel Marsen
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam ZZ version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Yumiko Suzuki
Minoru Onoya
Hidemi Kamata
Meigo Endo
Ken Terasawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Mika Akitaka
Makoto Kobayashi
Hideo Okamoto
Yutaka Izubuchi
Hajime Katoki
Yoshinori Sayama
Masahiko Asano
Mamoru Nagano

Character Designer:
Hiroyuki Kitazume

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Format:
47 episodes

Airdates:
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987

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