EMA-04 Elefante

General and Technical Data

Model number: EMA-04
Code name: Elefante
Unit type: trial mass production mobile armor
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 5 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: flexible nose cannon; I-field barrier generator, provides 360 degrees of protection against all beam weapons fire, mounted in main body
Remote weapons: 5 x bit, stored in main body

Technical and Historical Notes

One of the Jupiter Empire’s many mobile armors, the EMA-04 Elefante was developed for exactly the opposite purpose as the EMA-03 Cangrejo. While the Cangrejo was made to be easy to mass produce and work in conjunction with mobile suit teams, the Elefante was designed for solo combat. It featured five generators of the same make as the Cangrejo’s, which powered the I-field that protected it from all sides. Additionally, it possessed five remote bit weapons as well as a flexible nose cannon, capable of firing in any direction and intended to cover any potential blind spot. One test unit was produced and fielded in the defense of the Jupiter Empire’s base on the moon Io, but when it was defeated by the Crossbone Vanguard, plans to mass produce it were shelved due to practicality issues.

Miscellaneous Information

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



Crossbone Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

6 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 12.01.1994 – 03.01.1997


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