General and Technical Data

Model number: unknown
Code name: Elcopte
Unit type: transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 40.0 meters (approximate)
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown; beam rotor system
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 10 x beam gun, mounted one in each finger

Technical and Historical Notes

Originally developed by the Jupiter Empire for the invasion of Earth in UC 0133, the Elcopte didn’t see real combat until some three years later. This huge, 40-meter tall mobile armor was equipped with experimental beam rotor technology that gave it long-range atmospheric flight and mobile suit transport capacity. Though it reduced energy consumption, the Elcopte’s beam rotor required that an actual portion of its body make up part of the rotors, unlike the more refined models seen two decades later during the Zanscare War. Thus, the beam emitters were installed in the legs, which were not usually seen as combat-worthy by Jovian engineers. However, this meant that production costs went up as the design now required a variable frame for transformation. On top of all this, the Elcopte’s unusual design meant that it flipped completely over in order to change from its walker mode to its flight mode, which could be attributed to the Jovian mindset not giving any consideration to normal Earth gravity.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
Original mechanical designer:
 Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

Lineart

N/A

The Steel Seven Info


Writer:

Yuichi Hasegawa

Artist:
Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

Manga Release:
Japan 05.26.2006 – 07.26.2007

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