Model number: YMS-03
Code name: Waff
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Republic of Zeon
Operator: Republic of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0074
First deployment: UC 0074
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.34 meters; overall width 8.8 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: prototype MS bazooka; heat hawk, can be stored on waist armor racks; shield, mounts on left elbow pad and features hand grip
By UC 0074, Zeon’s mobile suit development was in danger of cancelation due to the inability to miniaturize the fusion reactor of the MW-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 Late Type. Gihren Zabi was convinced to allow the project to continue when Dr. Torenov Y. Minovsky made a breakthrough and developed a new compact fusion reactor that later bore his name. The new reactor was utilized in the prototype YMS-03 Waff (named after “weaponry” or “armament” in German), which used a fluid pulse system that allowed high mobility in space. The Waff featured the same forearm attachment exchange function from the Model 01 Late Type. Its armaments included a prototype bazooka, heat hawk and shield. Several Waff units were produced, but Zeon’s focus switched to the combat-ready successor MS-04 Bugu and eventually the MS-05 Zaku I.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Gundam: The Origin Info
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)
6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)
Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019
Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019
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