MAN-05 Gromlin


Model number: MAN-05
Code name: Gromlin
Unit type: prototype transformable Newtype-use anti-warship mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 60 meters; overall length 43.9 meters
Weight: empty 850.0 metric tons; max gross 1,850.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rated at 175,000 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output 550,000 kg
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; stealth system
Fixed armaments: 2 x variable mega launcher, mounted one on each flank; 32 x diffuse beam cannon, 16 mounted per flank; wire-guided head unit, mounts beam gun, operable in battle mode only; wire-guided anchor leg, operable in battle mode only

The MAN-05 Gromlin was a heavy mobile armor for decisive battle, intended mainly for anti-ship combat, for which the plan was drafted in the last stages of the war. A leg which served as a movable thruster was attached to its underside, giving it satisfactory maneuverability for a mobile armor of its size, and it could change into a cruising form for higher mobility. With two movable mega particle cannons, dozens of anti-air beam cannons, and the ability to use its leg and sensor head as wired attack terminals, it had enough firepower to easily sink a warship. In its cruising form, the leg that served as the Gromlin’s main vernier was locked at the rear of the machine, giving it immense thrust. As a result it could demonstrate surprising mobility despite its huge size. As a super high performance machine combining immense firepower and high mobility, this weapon would surely have been a threat to the Earth Federation Forces had it been completed as planned. However, current technology proved fundamentally incapable of meeting its performance requirements, and the design process went slowly as the war situation worsened for Zeon. The One Year War ultimately ended while this difficult design process was still underway, and the machine data and related documents were erased for the sake of secrecy.

Pilot(s): Ginias Sahalin, Dozle Zabi, Henry
First appearance: SD Gundam G Generation Gather Beat



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