Model number: MS-08TX[EXAM]
Code name: Efreet Custom
Unit type: prototype EXAM mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.2 meters
Weight: empty 59.4 metric tons; max gross 96.4 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; EXAM System
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-tube grenade launcher, mounted on arms, 1 per arm; 2 x 6-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: 2 x heat saber
During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon’s Flanagan Institute conducted research on Newtypes, particularly to find ways to use them in combat. One of the institute’s researchers, Professor Chlust Moses, feared that Newtypes would eventually dominate Oldtypes, so he created the EXAM System, which offered Newtype-level performance by containing the soul of Newtype test subject Marion Welch. Eventually, Moses defected from Zeon and gave his EXAM research to the Earth Federation Forces, where he continued development. The MS-08TX[EXAM] Efreet Custom was one of several variations on the MS-08TX Efreet, but it had a few changes in armament. While the standard Efreet featured several handheld weapons, the Efreet Custom had grenade launchers and missile pods mounted on its body. After Moses’ defection, the Efreet Custom was used by ace pilot Nimbus Schterzen, who used it in several battles against EFF pilot Yuu Kajima and his EXAM-equipped RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1. They later faced each other on December 4 when the EFF launched an attack to reclaim their captured California Base. Both the Efreet Custom and the Blue Destiny Unit 1 were destroyed in battle, but Nimbus and Yuu survived and continued their EXAM-fueled rivalry.
Pilot: Nimbus Schterzen
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (original design), NAOKI (updated design)
The Blue Destiny (1996) Info
Mizuho Takayama (manga)
Mizuho Takayama (manga)
3 video games; 1 volume (manga)
Japan 12.06.1996 – 03.07.1997
Japan 09.01.1996 – 02.01.1997
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