|Developed from||YMS-08A High Mobility Type|
|First Seen||0079 U.C.|
|Last Seen||0096 U.C.|
|Operator||Principality of Zeon|
|Known Pilots||Henry Boone|
|Overall Height||18.1 meters59.383 ft |
|Head Height||17.2 meters56.43 ft |
|Standard Weight||59.4 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||1072 kW1,437.576 hp|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)|
|Rocket Thrusters||67000 kg147,709.674 lb |
73.855 tons (Total)
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The basic Efreet model mobile suit appeared in the Gundam video game Mobile Suit Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079. Much like the Gouf, the Efreet was a high-performance close-quaters ground combat mobile suit. However, the Efreet had an incredibly short production run, with only eight Efreets built during the One Year War before production would be halted in favor of newer designs like the MS-09 Dom.
The Efreet was equipped with a powerful 42mm shotgun for mid-range and close-range combat and a pair of long heat sabers to be used in melee combat. This weapons loadout made the Efreet well suited for close combat. The Efreet also had four smoke dischargers on its frame, which could cover an area in a thick cloud of smoke. This allows the Efreet to move in swiftly, destroy its intended targets, and move out before the smoke clears.
- 42mm Shotgun
- Not much is know about the shotgun except that it is possibly the same shotgun used later by the MS-18E Kampfer.
- Long Heat Saber
- A thick heat sword similar to the Gouf's, but more shaped like a Katana or other samurai swords with one edge. The Efreet can store and carry 2 of these swords.
Special Equipment & Features
- Smoke Discharger
To compete with Zeonic Company MS-07B Gouf Zimmand Company created a limited mass production of MS-08TX Efreet. The production would be halted in favor of newer and more revolutionary designs like the MS-09 Dom. All eight Efreets was sent to Odessa where they would be tested for further development. One of the few Efreet mobile suits produced was piloted by Henry Boone, leader of the Zeon's Wolf Gar Team, who lead Operation Desert Dragon to overtake the Albatross Transport Base in the Gobi Desert. Another Efreet was highly customized by Zeon ace pilot Major Nimbus Schterzen into the MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom seen in Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny. In Mobile Suit Gundam: Battlefield Record UC 0081, another Efreet unit the MS-08TX/N Efreet Nacht was seen piloted by Principality of Zeon's Invisible Knight member Erik Blanke. Another Efreet unit, the MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid was used by Zeon remnants during a large scale attack on Torrington Base