Technology & Combat Characteristics
Developed mainly for enhanced close-quarter combat abilities, almost all of its original projectile weaponry have been removed in favor of the massive Tungs Hammer, which could destroy enemy mobile suits with a single blow. To offset the immense recoil this weapon put on the unit when swung, two large plasma generators have been mounted on the Leopard Iron's back. The Leopard Iron also features supplemental heavy external armor around its frame, most noticeably around the legs, which drastically improved the machine's survivability in battle.
Although Leopard Iron has incredible high strength and defense, its only remaining ranged weapon are its grenades. Thus the design suffered greatly in range combat.
One of the early upgrade designs for the GT-9600 Gundam Leopard by Kid Salsamille, Leopard Iron was design to turn Gundam Leopard into a high power melee mobile suit. Kid later abandoned the design in favor of the more versatile GT-9600-D Gundam Leopard Destroy.