MW-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 Early Type


Model number: MW-01
Code name: Mobile Worker Model 01 Early Type
Unit type: prototype mobile worker
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Republic of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0071
First deployment: UC 0071
Accommodation: pilot only, in open cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 16.7 meters; head height 13.88 meters; overall width 14.6 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: claw, mounted as right hand; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: none

In UC 0071, the Republic of Zeon conducted secret research to develop a humanoid mobile weapon on Side 3’s Dark Colony. Publicly, however, the machine was labeled a Mobile Worker with the intended use of lunar surface construction. The Mobile Worker Model 01 Early Type was a crude machine, featuring an exposed cockpit and large fusion reactor mounted on the backpack that limited mobility. The Mobile Worker featured swappable forearm modules, and its right arm mounted a claw module rather than a standard human-type hand. A bulletproof shield was mounted on the left forearm. It performed well in combat tests against the RTX-65 Guntank Early Type. Its movable camera, known as the monoeye, was adopted as the standard head sensor on future models. As development on the Mobile Worker continued, researchers focused on ways to miniaturize the bulky external fusion reactor.

Pilot: Ortega
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane
Note: Based on the MS-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 from the Gundam: The Origin manga


Gundam: The Origin Info

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer(s):
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Takayuki Hattori

6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019


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