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NZ-333 α-Azieru

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General and Technical Data

Model number: NZ-333
Code name: α-Azieru
Unit type: prototype Newtype use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0093
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall length 108.26 meters; head height 58.4 meters
Weight: empty 128.6 metric tons; max gross 267.4 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 19,830 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2,217,500 kg total (933,500 kg, 2 x 468,000 kg, 4 x 87,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 31
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 23,800 meters; psycommu system; 2 x external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on main body
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel vulcan gun, mounted in head; mega particle cannon, power rated at 19.5 MW, mounted in head; 2 x wire-guided psycommu mega arm, each mounts 5 x beam cannon, power rated at 12.6 MW each
Remote weapons: 9 x funnel (mounts beam cannon, power rated at 20.4 MW), stored in rear skirt armor

Technical and Historical Notes

The NZ-333 α-Azieru was an experimental mobile armor developed by Neo Zeon’s Newtype Research Labs, based on the prototype NZ-222 Psycho Doga. One of the largest and most powerful mobile weapons ever constructed at its time, it rivaled earlier units like the NZ-000 Queen Mansa and later ones like the NZ-666 Kshatriya. Intended for use by Newtype pilots, the α-Azieru was equipped with a psycommu system for controlling its nine large-sized funnel remote weapons. In addition to being able to conduct all-range attacks at great distances with its funnels, the α-Azieru could also conduct additional all-range attacks in close quarters with its pair of wire-guided “mega arms,” each of which mounted five beam cannons, which could be fired in a machine gun fashion. For raw, heavy firepower, this mobile armor also mounted a high output mega particle cannon in its head, capable of destroying several enemy mobile suits with one shot. In the hands of the powerful Newtype Quess Paraya, the α-Azieru was a truly devastating weapon, laying waste to many Londo Bell mobile suits during the Second Neo Zeon War, although it did not survive the conflict.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Quess Paraya
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer:
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Yoshinori Sayama
Hideaki Anno
Koichi Ohata

Character Designer:
Hiroyuki Kitazume

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.12.1988
US 12.05.2019

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