MS-08TX[EXAM] Efreet Custom
|Developed from||MS-08TX Efreet|
|First Seen||0079 U.C.|
|Last Seen||0079 U.C.|
|Operator||Principality of Zeon|
|Known Pilots||Nimbus Schterzen|
|Head Height||17.2 meters56.43 ft |
|Max Weight||96.4 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||59.4 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)|
The MS-08TX[EXAM] Efreet Custom (イフリート改) (in the Blue Destiny manga it is called "Iflyte"). It first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny. The unit was piloted by Nimbus Schterzen
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Efreet Custom is a heavily armed MS-08TX Efreet type mobile suit. It was built based on the later experimental suit MS-18E Kämpfer. The Efreet Custom was armed with two forearm grenade launchers, six leg mounted missiles, and two heat sabers for close combat.
However, the most distinct feature of the Efree Custom is it's EXAM System. This specialized system increases the performance of the mobile suit, allowing it to perform as though it was piloted by a Newtype.
- Twin Grenade Launchers
- One of two ranged combat of Efreet Custom is a pair of twin grenade launchers, which mounted on each forearms. The grenades are moderately powerful self-propelling explosives that can deal significant damage to a mobile suit or battleship, but are particularly effective against machines with heavy defenses against beam weapons.
- 6-Tube Missile Pod
- One of two ranged combat of Efreet Custom is a pair of 6-Tube Missile Pods, which mounted on each legs. These missiles are used for bombard an enemy, dash in with its swords and leave the area quickly.
- Heat Saber
- The Efreet Custom is equipped with two heat swords as primary weapon. This weapon is a battery powered weapon that uses a superheated blade to increase its slicing abilities.
Special Equipment & Features
- A system that gave normal pilots the ability to mimic the power of Newtypes. While little is known about the mechanics of the system, the primary component is known to have been the captive soul of Newtype Marion Welch. The conflict of her soul with the bonds of the system made it extremely unstable and hard to control, to the point that the system - and the mobile suit - would sometimes go berserk. While under the influence of the EXAM System, the mobile suit's optical sensors would glow red.
The Efreet Custom first appeared when a Medea carrying Alph Kamra and the RX-79BD-1 GM Blue Destiny Unit 1, Efreet's sister unit, crashed with the help of six heavily-armed Zakus. In order to keep the Efreet Custom and EXAM a secret, Nimbus destroyed his own allies. The Efreet first entered combat against the pilotless Blue Destiny Unit 1, but retreated due to an incoming Earth Federation force.
Later, during the attack on California Base, the Efreet and Blue Destiny would meet for the final time. However, the Blue Destiny had a new pilot; Nimbus' rival Yuu Kajima. As the two fought, the truth about the EXAM was revealed. Both Blue Destiny Unit 1 and the Efeet Custom were destroyed, but their pilots survived.