Model number: RX-139
Code name: Hambrabi
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: August UC 0087
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 19.9 meters; mobile armor mode: overall length 17.9 meters, wingspan 15.9 meters
Weight: empty 34.6 metric tons; max gross 56.9 metric tons; mass ratio 1.55
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,540 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 59,800 kg total (2 x 29,900 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 4
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,020 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.5 MW, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use; tail lance
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam rifle, power rated at 2.6 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, mounted on backpack storage racks in mobile armor mode; Feyadeen beam rifle/saber, power rated at 6.6 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap; sea serpent, wire-guided grappling/shocking weapon, launches from hand
During the Gryps War, the Earth Federation Forces and the Titans developed several experimental transformable mobile suits/mobile armors and conducted field tests by placing them into actual combat. One of the more well-known designs was the RX-139 Hambrabi, and it was unique in several respects. One of the most visible features was its five monoeye sensors placed all over its body, enabling the pilot to more easily locate and track targets in both mobile suit and mobile armor mode. Its body also mounted several wing-like stabilizers, giving the Hambrabi high agility and maneuverability in mobile armor mode similar to that of a space fighter. In addition to being armed with a pair of beam guns and the RX-110 Gabthley‘s Feyadeen rifle, the Hambrabi could also carry a sea serpent, a wire-guided grappling weapon used to deliver crippling electrical shocks to enemy mobile suits. The Hambrabi was most famously used by Yazan Gable, a brutal Titans pilot who was defeated at the end of the war and barely survived thanks to his cockpit’s escape pod.
Pilot(s): Yazan Gable, Sarah Zabiarov, Dunkel Cooper, Ramsus Hasa
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Mamoru Nagano
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