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Diona

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diona
General and Technical Data

Model number: unknown
Code name: Diona
Unit type: limited production mobile suit
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

A variation of the EMS-06 Batalla, the Diona was a Jupiter Empire mobile suit designed entirely for propaganda purposes. Its exterior was given a distinctly feminine appearance, complete with a humanoid face mask, relegating the main camera to its “crown.” With overall performance on par with the EMS-07 Elevado, the Diona was used exclusively by the royal guard for Princess Tetenith Dogatie. Though it was said the pilots were all elite female members of the Empire’s Newtype corps, this also seemed to be propaganda. Three years after the Jovian War, a single Diona was used by Europa Dogatie to escape the revived Jupiter Empire, and was later refitted into the Angel Diona.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Europa Dogatie
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

Lineart

N/A

Crossbone Gundam Info


Writer(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yuichi Hasegawa

Artist:
Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

Manga Release:
Japan 12.01.1994 – 03.01.1997

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