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XM-01 Den’an-Zon

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XM-01
Code name: Den’an-Zon
Unit type: mass production close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0117
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 14.0 meters
Weight: empty 7.9 metric tons; max gross 17.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,880 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 69,500 kg total (3 x 17,310 kg, 2 x 8,520 kg, 4 x 4,460 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 84
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; beam flag emitter, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: dual beam gun, mounted on left forearm; beam shield, mounted on left forearm; beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: shot lancer, mounts 2 x heavy machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The first mobile suit to be mass produced by the Crossbone Vanguard, the XM-01 Den’an-Zon was designed to specialize in close combat inside space colonies. Despite its compact size, the Den’an Zon was faster and more maneuverable than most of the mobile suits used by the Earth Federation Forces in the early UC 0120s. The Den’an-Zon incorporated many advanced new technologies developed by the Crossbone Vanguard, including the highly effective beam shield for defense and the piledriver-like shot lancer weapon for melee combat. Den’an-Zons, being the basic unit produced in the most numbers, were typically assigned to low-ranking soldiers, though its design served as the basis for the more well-rounded XM-02 Den’an-Gei and reconnaissance XM-03 Ebirhu-S mobile suits.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Morris O’Barry
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Tsunehisa Ito

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Satoshi Kadokura

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.16.1991

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