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AMX-009 Dreissen

 

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Standard colors (Gundam ZZ)

Glemy Toto rebellion forces colors (Gundam ZZ)

Sleeves colors (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

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AMX-009 Dreissen

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AMX-009
Code name: Dreissen
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 23.4 meters; head height 22.0 meters
Weight: empty 36.7 metric tons; max gross 66.8 metric tons; mass ratio 1.50
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 107800 kg total (2 x 21400 kg, 4 x 9800 kg, 3 x 8600 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 13100 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x triple beam cannon, power rated at 2.8 MW, mounted in forearms; 3 x tri-blade, melee throwing weapon, stored on racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam lancer, power rated at 1.7 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be combined with beam tomahawk; beam tomahawk, power rated at 0.92 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be combined with beam lancer

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As Neo Zeon launches its assault on Earth during the First Neo Zeon War, several new mobile suits are designed for this ground campaign. One of the more popular models is the AMX-009 Dreissen, which is loosely based on the old Principality of Zeon's MS-09 Dom. Although armed with a 3-barrel beam gun in each forearm, the Dreissen is more well-suited to melee combat, as it can carry a beam lancer and a large beam tomahawk, both of which can be combined into a single, two-handed beam melee weapon. The Dreissen also carries three "tri-blade" weapons, which are basically razor-sharp, mobile suit-sized boomerangs. Although initially produced in small numbers for combat on Earth, the Dreissen's excellent performance and adaptability prove it to be a popular and versatile mobile suit, and it's soon mass produced for both ground and space combat for the rest of the war. Nearly a decade later, the Dreissen remains in service with the "Sleeves" faction of the Neo Zeon and participates in the defense of the Palau asteroid base during the Laplace Incident of UC 0096.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Rakan Dahkaran, August Gidan, Glemy Toto
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ; Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Return of Zeon; Char's Return; Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (game); Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. 0096: Rising Sun
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam ZZ version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)
Note: "Glemy Toto rebellion forces colors" custom lineart by v_zubko

 

Lineart

 

Beam lancer
Beam tomahawk
Tri-blade

 

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