YMS-08A High Mobility Test Type


Model number: YMS-08A
Code name: High Mobility Test Type
Unit type: experimental high mobility mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: January UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.7 meters
Weight: empty 55.7 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: Zaku machine gun, drum-fed; heat hawk

While the Zeonic Company was developing their YMS-07A Prototype Gouf to replace the aging MS-06J Zaku II during the One Year War, Zimmad Company was also working on their own competing land combat mobile suit design. Their YMS-08A, known simply as the High Mobility Test Type, was similar in many respects to Zeonic’s Prototype Gouf, including the advantageous new leg thrusters that allowed jet-assisted jumps. Five units were built for testing, but their cost proved too high for the limited increase in performance they demonstrated. Its development was later merged into Zeonic’s Prototype Gouf development program, with the five YMS-08As eventually being reassigned to combat duty.

First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara



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