Model number: MRX-009
Code name: Psycho Gundam
Unit type: prototype Newtype use transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Murasame Research Institute
First deployment: 29 June UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 40.0 meters; mobile fortress mode: overall height 30.2 meters, wingspan 32.4 meters
Weight: empty 214.1 metric tons; max gross 388.6 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 33,600 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 168,000 kg total (2 x 84,000 kg); Minovsky craft system: 500,000 kg total (operable in mobile fortress mode only); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 6
Performance: maximum speed Mach 0.5 (mobile fortress mode)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,200 meters; psycommu system; psycho-control chair in cockpit (subsequent upgrade); anti-beam coating on armor
Fixed armaments: 3-barrel diffuse mega particle cannon, power rated at 4.8 MW per barrel, mounted in torso; 10 x beam gun, power rated at 2.0 MW, emitter barrels mounted as fingers in hands; 2-barrel beam gun, mounted in head; shield, mounted on left forearm
As the Titans continued to build up their military and political power in their crusade to rule the Earth Sphere with an iron fist, one area of research they actively pursued was Cyber Newtypes – artificially engineered Newtypes who could operate revolutionary new Newtype-controlled weapons. At their Murasame Laboratory in Japan, the Titans built the Earth Federation Forces’ first Newtype-use unit, the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam, based on the earlier MRX-007 Prototype Psycho Gundam. Equipped with a psycommu (psychic communicator) system similar to that developed by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War, the Psycho Gundam’s tremendous beam weapon firepower could be controlled by the pilot’s mere thoughts. The Psycho Gundam was heavily armed, sporting a 3-barreled diffuse beam cannon in its chest, ten beam guns in its fingers and a 2-barrel beam gun in its head, making the unit capable of attacking several targets at one.
Due to its massive size, the Psycho Gundam could transform into a mobile fortress mode equipped with a Minovsky craft system to give it high altitude atmospheric flight. The Psycho Gundam’s chosen pilot was Murasame Labs’ Cyber Newtype Number Four, or Four Murasame, and the unit was soon dispatched to destroy the AEUG and Karaba forces operating on Earth. The Psycho Gundam was severely damaged during an AEUG mission to launch Kamille Bidan and his RX-178 Gundam Mk-II back out into space, and the Psycho Gundam was taken to the Titans’ Kilimanjaro base in Africa, where it was repaired and equipped with an experimental new psycho-control chair, further enhancing Four’s abilities to control the Psycho Gundam. The Psycho Gundam was destroyed in combat at Kilimanjaro, but the Titans eventually rolled out a replacement, the advanced MRX-010 Psycho Gundam Mk-II.
Pilot(s): Four Murasame, Ben Wooder
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Katsuji Murakami (principal design), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup)
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006
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