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AMX-103 Hamma-Hamma

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AMX-103
Code name: Hamma-Hamma
Unit type: prototype custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator(s): Neo Zeon; Kamerade
First deployment: March UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 24.03 meters; head height 21.5 meters
Weight: empty 40.3 metric tons; max gross 79.4 metric tons; mass ratio 1.68
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,820 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 258,200 kg total (2 x 18,300 kg, 10 x 13,200 kg, 8 x 11,200 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 12
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14,200 meters; quasi-psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 3-barrel beam cannon/claw, controlled via quasi-psycommu system, power rated at 3.1 MW
Optional hand armaments: shield, equipped with independent power generator, mounts 3 x mega particle cannon, power rated at 1.8 MW each), 2 x beam saber (power rated at 0.74 MW, hand-carried in use), and space mine launcher (8 rounds)

Technical and Historical Notes

As Axis/Neo Zeon began openly moving to conquer the Earth Sphere at the outbreak of the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088, they developed several prototype mobile suits to serve as testbeds for advanced new technologies. One of these prototypes was the AMX-103 Hamma-Hamma, whose primary function was to test the new quasi-psycommu system. The quasi-psycommu was a computer control system designed to allow non-Newtype pilots to operate wire-guided remote weapons and conduct all-range attacks in a fashion similar to Newtype-use mobile weapons equipped with a standard psycommu system. The Hamma-Hamma’s quasi-psycommu was intended to control its two wire-guided claw-hands, each of which was armed with a 3-barreled beam cannon. This was the only armament mounted on the Hamma-Hamma itself, as the remaining reactor output was required to operate the large number of thrusters arrayed on the massive shoulder and skirt armor of this highly maneuverable mobile suit. In order to be equipped with additional beam weaponry, the Hamma-Hamma could also carry a shield that was equipped with its own independent power generator. This generator powered the weapons mounted on the shield, which included three linked mega particle cannons, a pair of beam sabers and a space mine launcher.

Initially, only one prototype Hamma-Hamma was in use, assigned to Mashymre Cello’s Endra cruiser, which was tasked with recruiting new allies among the citizens of Side 1’s Shangri-La Colony and destroying the AEUG’s flagship Argama. Although Mashymre failed in his mission, his use of the Hamma-Hamma proved its effectiveness as a fast and agile unit, and the shortcomings of its experimental quasi-psycommu system. As such, Mashymre could only use the Hamma-Hamma’s wire-guided arms as simple direct-fire, launch-and-retrieve weapons or extendable grappling hands, unable to carry out the simulated all-range attacks intended to be made possible by the quasi-psycommu. As it was, the Hamma-Hamma never made it past the prototype/limited production stage and onto the hoped for full production lines. However, the quasi-psycommu technology was later perfected and incorporated into a mass produced mobile suit, the AMX-014 Doven Wolf.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Mashymre Cello, Hans Schmidt
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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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

Airdates:
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987

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