Model number: AMX-117L
Code name: Gaz-L
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.7 meters; head height 19.0 meters
Weight: empty 40.5 metric tons; max gross 70.8 metric tons; mass ratio 1.55
Armor materials: Gundarium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,130 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 76,400 kg total (4 x 19,100 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,300 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x hyper beam saber/cannon, power rated at 3.8 MW in beam cannon mode, power rated at 1.0 MW in beam saber mode, hand-carried in use, mounted/stored in backpack, beam sabers can be combined into twin beam sword; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.4 MW, stored in recharge racks in left forearm, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: heat lancer, stored on recharge racks on waist armor, hand-carried in use; beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap
Neo Zeon’s elite Royal Guard squadron, charged with the protection of their leader Haman Karn, operated a handful of customized mobile suits during the First Neo Zeon War. One of these units, Lance Gylen’s AMX-117L Gaz-L, was modeled after the Earth Federation Forces’ mass-produced RMS-117 Galbaldy-β. With a more powerful reactor and armament geared to melee combat, the Gaz-L was highly distinguished by its eye-catching red-on-white paint scheme and the large, flared armor on its left shoulder. Designed to operate in tandem with its twin, Nee Gylen’s AMX-117R Gaz-R, the Gaz-L typically escorted either Haman’s AMX-004 Qubeley or Royal Guard leader Chara Soon’s AMX-015 Geymalk on its left flank. After the war, Neo Zeon remnants fielded a variant, the AMX-117LG Gaz-L Grau.
Pilot: Lance Gylen
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Masahiko Asano (principal design), Mika Akitaka (cleanup)
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