OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius

General and Technical Data

Model number: OZ-13MSX2
Code name: Mercurius
Unit type: prototype defense 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: 150; weapons: 100; speed: 125; power: 130; armor: 130
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: beam gun; crash shield, mounts beam sword
Remote weapons: 10 x planet defenser, generates defensive energy field

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 Vayeate was designed as an offensive mobile suit, the Mercurius acted primarily as a defensive unit. Since the Mercurius (“mercurius” being Greek for “speaker” or “orator”) was intended to be as powerful as the infamous Gundams – and needed proper combat test data for future mobile doll programming – OZ forces captured Gundam pilot Heero Yuy to be the Mercurius’ test pilot. The Mercurius, built on the same basic frame as its Vayeate twin, was armed only with a small beam gun and a crash shield, which was simply a large shield mounting a beam saber for close combat. The Mercurius’ most important tool, however, was its group of planet defensers, which were small hovering units whose positions and deployment could be remote-controlled by the Mercurius’ pilot. The planet defensers generated an almost-impenetrable energy field, capable of absorbing all but the most powerful energy weapon attacks. The planet defensers could be used to protect the Mercurius itself, or another unit – such as its offensive-roll Vayeate brethren. OZ later put the planet defensers to good use in its first dedicated mass production unmanned mobile doll, the OZ-02MD Virgo.

Miscellaneous Information

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



Gundam Wing Info

Masashi Ikeda
Shinji Takamatsu

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

49 episodes

Japan 04.07.1995 – 03.29.1996
U.S. 03.06.2000 – 05.11.2000


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