YMS-15 Gyan


Model number: YMS-15
Code name: Gyan
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 26 December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.9 meters
Weight: empty 52.7 metric tons; max gross 68.6 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,360 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 56,200 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4,400 meters
Fixed armaments: beam saber, storage location/recharge rack unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: shield, mounts 56 x missile launcher and 12 x hide bomb/space mine

As the One Year War was coming to an end, the Principality of Zeon stepped up development of a new generation of high performance mobile suits in a last ditch act of desperation. Zeonic Company began development of its powerful MS-14 Gelgoog line, and in response, Zimmad Company designed its own next generation mobile suit. Codenamed the YMS-15 Gyan, Zimmad’s latest entry was intended to complement its already well-performing MS-09R Rick Dom space combat suits. The Gyan’s development was supervised by Zeon’s M’Quve, and he took one of the three YMS-15 prototypes built as his personal mobile suit. However, the Gyan only saw combat once at Side 5’s Texas Colony, as M’Quve used his unit in a one-on-one fight against the Earth Federation Forces’ powerful RX-78-2 Gundam – and lost. With Rick Doms to provide the heavy long-range firepower, the Gyan was built with close combat in mind. Its primary weapon was a powerful beam sword, backed up by a large shield containing 56 individual missile launchers and carrying various bombs and space mines. Despite its high performance as a close combat unit, the Zeon military favored the more well-rounded Gelgoog – particularly since the Gelgoog incorporated the long-range firepower the Gyan lacked – and the Gyan project was dropped. Years later, the Gyan and its knight aesthetic inspired Neo Zeon’s AMX-104 R-Jarja from the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088.

Pilot: M’Quve
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view

Mobile Suit Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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