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NRX-044 Asshimar

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General and Technical Data

Model number: NRX-044
Code name: Asshimar
Unit type: prototype general purpose transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Titans; Anti-Earth Union Group; Neo Zeon
Rollout: UC 0085
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 23.1 meters, head height 19.3 meters; mobile armor mode: overall length 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 41.1 metric tons; max gross 63.8 metric tons; mass ratio 1.35
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,010 kW
Propulsion: 68,200 kg total (rocket thrusters: 2 x 17,300 kg, 2 x 16,800 kg; rocket engines: 26,000 kg (operable in mobile armor mode only)); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Performance: maximum speed Mach 3.0 (mobile armor mode)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,200 meters
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: large beam rifle, power rated at 2.6 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, stored on main body in mobile armor mode

Technical and Historical Notes

A new transformable mobile suit design introduced by the Earth Federation Forces and Titans during the Gryps War, the NRX-044 Asshimar was the first mobile suit capable of sustaining atmospheric flight under its own power. It could also transform into a UFO-looking mobile armor form that gave it even greater speed and agility in the air. Its transformation systems incorporated magnetic coating technology, reducing friction between its moving parts and allowing the Asshimar to transform between modes in a short time. Its armor was also thick and highly durable, impervious to most standard mobile suit small arms fire. Despite the fact that it was armed only with a beam rifle, the Asshimar proved to be a highly effective design, due to its durability, speed and agility with its aerial combat capabilities. The Asshimar was a mass produced model, with units being stationed at various EFF bases all over Earth. The Titans also created several variant units, including the NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] and NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] For Space, which were evaluated by the Titans Test Team. The Asshimar’s design served as the basis for the later RAS-96 Anksha, which was deployed by the EFF in UC 0096.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Buran Blutarch, Addis Aziba, Mike, Gabriel Zola, Ewen Bader, Broglie Ligera
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (principal design, Zeta Gundam version), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup, Zeta Gundam version), Kenki Fujioka (Advance of Zeta version)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006

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