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OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate

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General and Technical Data

Model number: OZ-13MSX1
Code name: Vayeate
Unit type: prototype attack mobile suit
Manufacturer: OZ
Operator: OZ
First deployment: 20 August AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.3 meters
Weight: empty 7.3 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 110; weapons: 160; speed: 125; power: 110; armor: 130
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: beam cannon, mounted on backpack, hand-carried in use, powered by external energy collector
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

When the five scientists who built the Gundam mobile suits that plagued OZ during AC 195 were captured, OZ put them to work developing new technologies for its next generation of mobile weapons – giving them the ability to tackle the Gundam problem. Two testbed units were built, the OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate and the OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius. Whereas the Mercurius was designed as a defensive mobile suit, the Vayeate acted primarily as an offensive unit. Since the Vayeate was intended to be as powerful as the infamous Gundams – and needed proper combat test data for future mobile doll programming – OZ selected one of its own pilots, an extremely capable young man named Trowa Barton (unknown to OZ as actually being one of the Gundam pilots) to be its test pilot. The Vayeate, built on the same basic frame as its Mercurius twin, was armed only with a large beam cannon. This cannon was designed to provide a damaging blow almost equivalent to that of the XXXG-01W Wing Gundam‘s powerful buster rifle. To overcome the problem of the buster rifle’s limited charge, the scientists designed a large energy collector, providing the Vayeate’s beam cannon with a virtually limitless “ammunition” charge.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Trowa Barton, Heero Yuy
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Lineart

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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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