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MRC-F20 Sumo

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MRC-F20
Code name: Sumo
Unit type: Strike Unit for Maneuver Operations mobile suit
Manufacturer: Moonrace
Operator: Moonrace
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in cockpit in pelvis
Dimensions: head height 20.3 meters
Weight: empty 34.2 metric tons; operational 27.4 metric tons
Armor materials: MFE gundium FGI composite
Powerplant: HPHGCP type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,400 kW (+/-5,000 kW)
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional flight booster
Fixed armaments: IF generator, mounts I-field beam saber
Optional hand armaments: hand beam gun, power rating unknown; heat fan

Technical and Historical Notes

When the Dianna Counter forces arrived on Earth in CC 2345 to begin colonization, they brought a variety of mobile suits with them, including the MRC-F20 Sumo. One of the most famous Sumos during the conflict was the gold colored unit piloted by Royal Guard captain Harry Ord. The standard model, however, came in a white-silver color. As the acronym implied, the Sumo was meant for maneuvering. It was short and light weight, much like the Earth Militia’s System-∀99 ∀ Gundam. In fact, both the Sumo and the Turn A shared the same pelvis cockpit system. When Loran Cehack abandoned the Turn A with his Core Fighter, Gym Ghingnham had a Sumo cockpit retrofitted onto the Turn A for use by his own forces. Though the Sumo was designed mainly for use in space or on the Moon, it was quite versatile on Earth as well. The addition of a skirt-like flight booster allowed extended flight or flight high in Earth’s atmosphere. The Sumo’s armaments consisted mainly of a powerful hand beam gun, as well as a heat fan that served as a melee weapon. Another weapon in the Sumo’s arsenal was the IF generator, a device that allowed the Sumo to create an I-field. When several Sumo units used their IF generators together, it created a powerful force field to hold another suit in place.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Harry Ord, Poe Aijee, Loran Cehack, Keira, Condrapht
First appearance: ∀ Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Syd Mead (principal design), Atsushi Shigeta (cleanup), Takumi Sakura (flight booster)

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Director:
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Ichiro Okouchi
Ai Ota
Miya Asakawa
Katsuhiko Chiba
Tetsuko Takahashi
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Jiro Takayama
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Syd Mead
Mahiro Maeda
Kunio Okawara
Takumi Sakura
Atsushi Shigeta

Character Designer:
Akira Yasuda

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Airdates:
Japan 04.02.1999 – 04.14.2000

Theatrical Release:
Japan 02.09.2002 – 02.10.2002

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