ZMT-A30S Birknau


Model number: ZMT-A30S
Code name: Birknau
Unit type: commander’s heavy attack use combat mobile armor
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy-style cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall length 22.3 meters
Weight: empty 25.9 metric tons; max gross 45.3 metric tons; mass ratio 1.75
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: 2 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,960 kW each
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 192,550 kg total (6 x 17,800 kg, 7 x 12,250 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 28
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 6 x hardpoint, used to externally mount weapons and equipment, located on main body
Fixed armaments: 2 x mega particle cannon, mounted on main body; 2 x mega machine cannon, mounted on main body; 4 x claw arm, mounted on main body; tail beam saber

An experimental commander’s use mobile armor, the ZMT-A30S Birknau prototype was assigned to Arbeo Pippiniden of BESPA’s Motorad Fleet. With exceptional sensor and communications equipment, combined with a high mobility that allowed its pilot to move around all areas of battle, the Birknau was well-suited as a field commander’s unit. Its armament was rather simple: a pair of mega particle guns and a pair of mega machine cannons for ranged combat, and four claw arms for close combat. However, Pippiniden and his mobile armor never got to see any action during the Zanscare War – he and the Birknau both fell to friendly fire (of a sort) as he was attempting to launch from his flagship.

Pilot: Arbeo Pippiniden
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki


Side view

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Yoshiyuki Tomino

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

51 episodes

Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994


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