Model number: YMT-05
Code name: Hildolfr
Unit type: prototype mobile tank
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0077
First deployment: 5 May UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 8.6 meters (tank mode), 13.3 meters (mobile mode); overall length 35.3 meters; overall width 14.7 meters
Weight: max gross 220.0 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,300 kW
Propulsion: 2 x engine-driven caterpillar tread: maximum speed unknown
Performance: maximum firing range 32 km; effective firing range 20 km
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x shovel arm, used to stabilize unit while firing cannon
Fixed armaments: 16 x smoke discharger, 30cm cannon, can mount multiple projectile types, including High Explosive (HE), High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT), High Explosive Anti-Tank/Incendiary (HEAT/I), High Explosive Squash Head (HESH), Armor Piercing (AP), Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS), Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS)
Optional hand armaments: 2 x machine gun
The YMT-05 Hildolfr was an experimental mobile tank that combined a tank chassis with a mobile suit-like torso. In its transformed mobile mode, the Hildolfr resembled the Earth Federation Forces’ RX-75-4 Guntank. The Hildolfr’s main weapon was a 30cm cannon, which could load multiple round types, such as High Explosive (HE) or Armor Piercing (AP). Two shovel arms were used to brace the Hildolfr while it fired its cannon. The Hildolfr was also equipped with smoke dischargers, and in mobile mode it could utilize Zaku machine guns. Despite its size and weight, the Hildolfr was surprisingly mobile in combat. The Hildolfr’s design was rejected in UC 0077, but in May UC 0079 was brought out of mothballs and assigned to the 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit on the Jotunheim. While the stated purpose was to collect new data for redeployment, in actuality it was meant as a stopgap reinforcement for Zeon troops on Earth. The Hildolfr was flown down to Arizona on a Komusai for testing, and pilot Demeziere Sonnen encountered a group of EFF pilots using stolen MS-06J Zaku IIs to attack Zeon forces. Sonnen single-handedly destroyed the entire enemy force, but at the cost of his own life. Six months after the Hildolfr’s destruction, Zeon’s Noisy Fairy team recovered its cannon and used it to create the custom attack unit MS-09 Dom Gnomides.
Pilot: Demeziere Sonnen
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
MS IGLOO Info
Japan 04.26.2005 – 10.28.2005 (The Hidden One Year War); 04.26.2006 – 08.25.2006 (Apocalypse 0079)
U.S. 11.27.2007 (The Hidden One Year War); 01.08.2008 (Apocalypse 0079)
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