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AMX-009 Dreissen

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AMX-009
Code name: Dreissen
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 23.4 meters; head height 22.0 meters
Weight: empty 36.7 metric tons; max gross 66.8 metric tons; mass ratio 1.50
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 107,800 kg total (2 x 21,400 kg, 4 x 9,800 kg, 3 x 8,600 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 13,100 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 3-barrel beam cannon, power rated at 2.8 MW, mounted in forearms; 3 x tri-blade, melee throwing weapon, stored on racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam lancer, power rated at 1.7 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be combined with beam tomahawk; beam tomahawk, power rated at 0.92 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be combined with beam lancer

Technical and Historical Notes

As Neo Zeon launched its assault on Earth during the First Neo Zeon War, several new mobile suits were designed for this ground campaign. One of the more popular models was the AMX-009 Dreissen, which was loosely based on the old Principality of Zeon’s MS-09 Dom. Although armed with a 3-barrel beam gun in each forearm, the Dreissen was more well-suited to melee combat, as it could carry a beam lancer and a large beam tomahawk, both of which could be combined into a single, two-handed beam melee weapon. The Dreissen also carried three tri-blade weapons, which were basically razor sharp, mobile suit-sized boomerangs. Although initially produced in small numbers for combat on Earth, the Dreissen’s excellent performance and adaptability proved it to be a popular and versatile mobile suit, and it was soon mass produced for both ground and space combat for the rest of the war. Nearly a decade later, the Dreissen remained in service with the “Sleeves” faction of the Neo Zeon and participated in the defense of the Palau asteroid base during the Laplace Incident of UC 0096.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Rakan Dahkaran, August Gidan, Glemy Toto
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam ZZ version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)
Note: “Glemy Toto rebellion forces colors” custom lineart by v_zubko

Lineart
amx-009-backpack
Backpack
amx-009-bazooka
Bazooka
Gundam ZZ Info


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

Airdates:
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987

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