Heavyarms (Ver. PMS)

General and Technical Data

Model Number: PMS-XXXG-02H3
Code name: Heavyarms (Version PMS)
Unit Type: Fire-support mobile suit
Manufacturer: Prototype Mobile Suits, Inc (based on original design by Doktor S.)
Operator: Mars Defense Corps
First deployment: Early AC 216
Pilots: Trowa Barton (Triton Bloom)
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Height: 16.7 meters
Weight: 8.0 tons
Armor: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: Ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: Head mounted sensors, range unknown; advanced targeting sensor package, maximum effective range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 4 x gattling, mounted in torso; 4 x 7-tube micromissile launcher, mounted on shoulders; 2 x 8-tube micromissile launcher, mounted on shoulders; 2 x 4-tube micromissile launcher, mounted on waist armor;  4 x 9-tube guided missile launcher, mounted on legs; 1 x superheated "army knife", mounted on right arm, flipped forward in use
Optional fixed armaments: 1 x dual beam gattling shield, hooked directly to reactor, mounted on left arm; long-range beam sniper cannon, hooked directly to reactor, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: 1 x beam saber, mounted in charge rack on left arm, hand carried in use; 2 x 2-tube anti-battleship missile gun, hand-carried in use, space combat use only

Technical and Historical Notes

In preparation of the expected conflict with Venus, Mars governor Milliardo Peacecraft, with funding from the Winner Corporation, secretly designed and rebuilt the original Gundams to meet the threat. Prototype Mobile Suits, Inc, already well regarded by the governor for their refit of his Tallgeese mobile suit, was again hired to design and help build these upgraded Gundams.

The upgraded version of Trowa's distinctively armed Gundam improved on the suit's already impressive ranged arsenal of missiles and gattlings, largely with the addition of a twin beam gattling gun that was connected directly to the suit's reactor instead of requiring bullets. The downside of this, however, was the weapon's tendancy to overheat if Trowa was not careful with it as he discovered during his first sortie in the red Gundam. The suit also boasted a superior variety of optional armaments including a sniper cannon in place of the double gattling as well as a pair of anti-battlieship missile guns.

Heavyarms would serve as Trowa's personal mobile suit throughout the war, much to the increasing dismay of PMS founder Tiffany Geslacht.

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