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MMS-01 Serpent

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): MMS-01 (Mariemaia Army); OZ-17MS (OZ)
Code name: Serpent
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Barton Foundation (based on a design by OZ)
Operator: Mariemaia Army
First deployment: 25 December AC 196
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.6 meters
Weight: empty 8.6 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: neo titanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,998 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 72,030 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 8-tube missile launcher, mounted in shoulders
Optional hand armaments: double Gatling gun, can be stored on backpack storage racks; bazooka, can be stored on backpack storage racks; beam cannon

Technical and Historical Notes

Originally developed in AC 195 as a replacement for the aging OZ-06MS Leo, the OZ-17MS Serpent’s production lines at the X-18999 space colony were seized by the Barton Foundation following that year’s military and political strife. The Barton Foundation then began production of 500 Serpent units (re-designated as the MMS-01) for its puppet military force, the Mariemaia Army. Intent on using the Mariemaia Army’s force against the now de-militarized Earth Sphere United Nation, the Barton Foundation intended to follow through with its original plans to seize control of the Earth Sphere. The MMS-01 Serpent, like its Leo predecessor, was a versatile mobile suit capable of being equipped for both space and land combat. Built from the new-and-improved neo-titanium alloy, the Serpent was physically almost as tough as the Gundanium-armored Gundams, but much less expensive to produce. Armed with shoulder missile launchers, the Serpent could also utilize a variety of hand-carried weapons, such as a bazooka, a large beam cannon or a 2-barreled Gatling gun similar to that carried by the XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Custom. Since the Earth Sphere United Nation had scrapped all of its military weapons – including mobile suits – the Serpent wasn’t armed with any hand-to-hand combat weapons.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot Trowa Barton
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Lineart

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Endless Waltz Info


Director:
Yasunao Aoki

Writer:
Katsuyuki Sumisawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Shukou Murase

Musical Composer:
Ko Otani

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1997 – 07.25.1997
U.S. 02.06.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998

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