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MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom

 

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The Blue Destiny 1996 version

The Blue Destiny 2015 version

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MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-08TX(EXAM)
Code name: Efreet Custom
Unit type: prototype EXAM mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.2 meters
Weight: empty 59.4 metric tons; max gross 96.4 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; EXAM system
Fixed armaments: 2 x twin grenade launcher, mounted on arms, 1 per arm; 2 x 6-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: 2 x heat saber

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the course of the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon conducts extensive research on Newtypes. But some fear the advent of the Newtype, including Zeon scientist Chlust Morses, who believes that Newtypes will eventually dominate Oldtypes. He puts all of his hatred of Newtypes into the EXAM combat system, along with the soul of Newtype Marion Welch. The EXAM system allows for incredible performance, but is extremely unstable. Because it's controlled by Marion's tormented soul, it sometimes goes out of control and attacks allies, or refuses pilot input. After developing the EXAM system for use in the MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom, Morses defects to the Earth Federation and gave them the EXAM system. The Efreet Custom is one of several variations on the MS-08TX Efreet, but it has a few changes in armament. While the standard Efreet features several handheld weapons, the Efreet Custom has grenade launchers and missile pods mounted on its body. After Morses' defection, the Efreet Custom is used by ace pilot Nimbus Schterzen. Nimbus uses the Efreet Custom in several battles against Earth Federation Forces pilot Yu Kajima and his EXAM-equipped RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1. They later face each other on December 4 when the EFF launch an attack to reclaim their captured California Base. Both the Efreet Custom and the Blue Destiny Unit 1 are destroyed in battle, but Nimbus and Yu survive and continue their EXAM-fueled rivalry.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Nimbus Schterzen
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (1996 version); NAOKI (2015 version)

 

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