Model number: AMX-107 Code name: Bawoo Unit type: prototype general purpose transformable mobile suit Manufacturer: Neo Zeon Operator: Neo Zeon First deployment: March UC 0088 Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso/Bawoo Attacker Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 22.05 meters, head height 18.5 meters; Bawoo Attacker: overall length 26.6 meters, wingspan 24.26 meters; Bawoo Nutter: overall length 12.34 meters, wingspan 13.0 meters Weight: mobile suit mode: empty 34.7 metric tons, max gross 67.5 metric tons; Bawoo Attacker: max gross 46.3 metric tons; Bawoo Nutter: max gross 21.2 metric tons; mass ratio 1.66 Armor materials: Gundarium alloy Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,410 kW Propulsion: 157,540 kg total (rocket thrusters: 4 x 187,60 kg (operable in mobile suit mode and on Bawoo Attacker only); 7,460 kg (operable on Bawoo Attacker only); 2 x 6,300 kg (operable on Bawoo Nutter only); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 16 Equipment and design features: sensors, range 12,200 meters; transformation/docking systems, mobile suit can separate into separate Bawoo Attacker and Bawoo Nutter fighters; unmanned Bawoo Nutter operated by onboard computer auto-pilot system or by pilot in Bawoo Attacker via wireless remote control; 2 x external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on backpack Fixed armaments: 2 x 4-tube grenade launcher, 2 round magazine per tube, mounted in forearms; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.88 MW, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use; 6 x AMM-06H heavy missile, mounted on Bawoo Attacker wings, operable on Bawoo Attacker only; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on skirt armor (Sleeves version) Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounts 5 x mega particle cannon, can be mounted on main body of Bawoo Attacker Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 3.6 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, mounts on main body of Bawoo Attacker
Technical and Historical Notes
Another high performance prototype developed by Neo Zeon during the First Neo Zeon War, the AMX-107 Bawoo was the first Zeon-style transformable mobile suit which could separate into more than one component. In the Bawoo's case, the mobile suit could separate into two separate fighters, called Bawoo Attacker and Bawoo Nutter. The initial prototype featured a cockpit in each of the two fighters, but the final production version had a single pilot occupying the Attacker and an unmanned Nutter controlled either via wireless remote control from the pilot in the Attacker, or - if the area's Minovsky particle density was thick enough to jam transmissions - by an onboard autopilot computer control system. The two components could also be quickly re-combined into the mobile suit mode. These features made the Bawoo the first mobile weapon that allowed its pilot to effectively control more than one combat unit in the field at the same time. Along with its beam rifle, beam sabers, and grenade launchers, the Bawoo also carried a shield which mounted five mega particle cannons, greatly increasing its firepower. Although initially planned as a limited production unit for high-ranking officers and aces (with one custom, orange-colored unit operated by Glemy Toto), the Bawoo's versatility offered by its transformation systems made it highly popular, and the Bawoo soon found its way into full mass production. In the years after the war, the "Sleeves" faction created an upgraded psychoframe-equipped variant, the AMX-107R ReBawoo. Original Bawoo units were also in use with the Sleeves.