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OZ-06MS Leo

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General and Technical Data

Model number: OZ-06MS
Code name: Leo
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: OZ
Operator(s): OZ; Earth Alliance; civilians; Gundam Pilots; White Fang
Rollout: AC 175
First deployment: AC 175
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.2 meters
Weight: empty 7.0 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 100; weapons: 100; speed: 100; power: 100; armor: 100
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; flight option pack, can be fitted on any ground-based Leo, provides aerial control surfaces and additional thrusters for atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in optional shield, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: 105mm rifle, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum; beam rifle, 20 round charge; “shorty” beam rifle, 20 round charge; bazooka; dober gun, clip-fed

Technical and Historical Notes

When the OZ-00MS Tallgeese mobile suit prototype proved too expensive and unfeasible for most pilots to handle, the Tallgeese’s design was downgraded into a simpler, less-powerful unit. Naming their mobile suits after signs of the Zodiac, OZ’s first mass-produced unit was called the OZ-06MS Leo (“Leo” being the fifth Zodiac sign meaning “lion”). The Leo served as the mainstay of the mobile suit forces for the Earth Alliance military, the Specials force, and later OZ and its Romefeller Foundation masters. First introduced into service in AC 175, the Leo was slowly upgraded over the years leading up to the outbreak of total war in AC 195. By that time, the Leo had changed very little from earlier models. The primary reason for the Leo’s long service record was its simple adaptability: in addition to a wide variety of hand weapons, the Leo could be outfitted with a winged thruster pack for limited atmospheric flight capability.

One such variant model was the Leo Cannon Type, which was identical to the standard model used in AC 195, except for the addition of a pair of beam cannons on the shoulders. The Leo Cannon Type was usually used by officers and unit commanders. Additionally, the Leo Space Type, which utilized a booster backpack equipped with rocket and vernier thrusters, was fielded to help police (read “blockade”) travel and commerce between the space colonies. This Leo variant also carried a beam rifle similar to that of the standard Leo, except that it was fitted with a radar disc for targeting in place of the usual optical sensor.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Zechs Merquise, Treize Khushrenada, Heero Yuy, Lucrezia Noin, Sally Po, Trowa Barton, Lady Une, Hilde Schbeiker, Nichol, Duo Maxwell, Odel Bernett, Odin Bernett, Nanaki, Izumi Tarnoff, Broden
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

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Director(s):

Masashi Ikeda
Shinji Takamatsu

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Akemi Omode
Toshifumi Kawase
Masashi Ikeda
Katsuhiko Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Shukou Murase

Musical Composer:
Ko Otani

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1995 – 03.29.1996
U.S. 03.06.2000 – 05.11.2000

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