AMX-017 Gigantic

General and Technical Data

Model number: AMX-017
Code name: Gigantic
Unit type: trial production tactical mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: atomic bazooka, mounted on right shoulder; beam saber, recharge rack location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

During its attempts to conquer the Earth, the first Neo Zeon movement anticipated that a full-scale invasion would be impossible. Therefore, several alternate plans were developed to subjugate the Earth Federation’s leadership. Including an attempted capture of the Federation Senate and a colony drop; one plan is for a nuclear attack. To carry out this plan, Axis produced the tactical use mobile suit AMX-017 Gigantic. Some researchers suspected that the Gigantic’s design borrowed heavily from the RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis, but this has yet to be confirmed. What can be said is that the Gigantic had many features in common with the Physalis. Its unique, mushroom-like body structure was reinforced for shock absorption and featured strong heat proofing. In order to facilitate its escape from the inevitable blast radius, the Gigantic featured powerful thrusters all over its body. Though at least one test unit was produced, a Neo Zeon attack to capture Luna II’s atomic stockpile resulted in failure. Without the means to carry out its plan, the Gigantic’s production was shelved.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Karius
First appearance: SD Gundam G Generation Zero
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki




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