MA-09 Big-Zam Mass Production Type

General and Technical Data

Model number: MA-09
Code name: Big-Zam Mass Production Type
Unit type: trial mass production anti-fortress mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; True Federal
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 28.8 meters; overall length 32.6 meters
Weight: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; anti-beam coating, applied to armor
Fixed armaments: large mega particle cannon, mounted in main body; 4 x missile, mounted on leg

Technical and Historical Notes

During the One Year War, one of the Principality of Zeon’s most fearsome weapons was the MA-08 Big-Zam. This massive mobile armor was originally developed for mass production, but the base model was refined into a much more expensive form. As a result, the planned mass production version of the Big-Zam was more than just a copy of the original. Highly simplified from its predecessor, the MA-09 Big-Zam Mass Production Type was designed for ground combat. To lower production costs, the I-field of the original was replaced with an anti-beam coating applied to the armor. The MP Type’s primary weapon was a large mega particle cannon identical to the original’s, but featured an armored shutter that could close over the cannon’s aperture. Due to the massive output of the cannon, the Big-Zam could only fire while stationary, and even then needed special support legs to keep from falling over. On the other hand, the MP Type featured an improved cooling system that eliminated the original’s overheating problems. The MP Type’s only other weapons were a set of missile launchers mounted at the top of its legs. Zeon’s higher-ups intended for the MP Type to be the spearhead of their invasion of Jaburo. However, the design wasn’t ready in time for the failed surprise attack on Jaburo in late November UC 0079. After that point, Zeon was too focused on holding what it already had to worry about recapturing Earth, so the MP Type was never built.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: SD Gundam G Generation
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki




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