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MAN-03 Braw-Bro

 

man-03

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MAN-03
Code name: Braw-Bro
Unit type: prototype Newtype use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Flanagan Institute
Operator: Principality of Zeon

Rollout: 16 November UC 0079
First deployment: 28 December UC 0079
Accommodation: one pilot and unknown number of operators, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 60.2 meters; overall length 62.4 meters
Weight: empty 1735.5 metric tons; max gross 2602.6 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 74000 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 1760000 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 156000 meters; modular separating body, 3 independent components; psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 4 x wire-guidedmega particle cannon, mounted on main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

With the discovery of Newtypes among the human population, the Principality of Zeon sees the potential of using these Newtypes - many of them possessing precognition, enhanced intuition, and lightning-fast reflexes - as tools in their war against the Earth Federation. The Flanagan Institute is charged with the study of Newtype candidates and the development of new weapons capable of making use of Newtypes' abilities. Their first weapon is the MAN-03 Braw-Bro, a large space-going vehicle the size of a small battleship. Equipped with a psycommu (psychic communicator) system to allow a Newtype pilot control of the unit with their thoughts alone, the Braw-Bro is armed with four wire-guided, remotely-controlled mega particle gun units. Since Minovsky particle interference doesn't interfere in the transmission of Newtypes' brainwaves, the psycommu system allows the pilot to conduct "all-range attacks," attacking a target from different directions with the remote-controlled weapons, regardless of distance or Minovsky interference.

As the Braw-Bro is also the first mobile weapon built exclusively for Newtypes, its piloting and flight test data was of vast importance to the Flanagan Institute. Because of this, the Braw-Bro itself can separate into three separate, independently-operated component blocks, ensuring a greater chance of survival of the test data if one of the components are destroyed. Helium-3 energy transport ship captain Challia Bull, who has exhibited traits of Newtype abilities, is transferred to the Flanagan Institute and selected as the Braw-Bro's test pilot. However, the Braw-Bro is destroyed when it fights against the Federation Forces' RX-78-2 Gundam mobile suit - also piloted by a Newtype, Amuro Ray. A second unit is destroyed in combat against Ford Romfellow's RX-78-5 Gundam 5th.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Challia Bull, Simus Al Bakharov, Lilia Flaubert, Huyman Carlyle, Gusta Piper
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: MS Generation; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Gundam Crisis; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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Cockpit

 

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