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The RX-139 Hambrabi is a transformable mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam anime series.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
During the Gryps Conflict, the Earth Federation Forces and the Titans developed several experimental transformable mobile suits/mobile armors and conducted field tests by placing them into actual combat. One of the more well-known designs was the RX-139 Hambrabi, and it was unique in several respects. Developed with the help of Paptimus Scirocco, the Hambrabi featured a simplified transformation system to reduce production costs. One of the most visibly unique features were the five mono-eye sensors placed all over its body, enabling the pilot to more easily locate and track targets in both mobile suit and mobile armor modes. Its body also mounted several wing-like stabilizers, giving the Hambrabi high agility and maneuverability in mobile armor mode similar to that of a space fighter. In addition to being armed with a pair of beam cannons and the RX-110 Gabthley's Fedayeen rifle, the Hambrabi could also carry a "sea serpent," a wire-guided grappling weapon used to deliver crippling electrical shocks to enemy mobile suits. Other weapons include a pair of forearm-mounted beam rifles, a pair of beam sabers, and a tail lance.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Titans mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating.
- Beam Cannon
- Mounted on the Hambrabi's back are a pair of beam cannons, which although vertical by default, can be trained 90 degrees lower in both mobile suit and mobile armor modes.
- Tail Lance
- The Hambrabi's "tail" can also be used as a lance to pierce the armor of a mobile suit.
- Beam Rifle
- The Hambrabi can utilize a pair of beam rifles, one mounted on each forearm. These beam rifles have a power rating of 2.6 MW each.
- Fedayeen Rifle/Beam Saber
- An extensive beam weapon used by Hambrabi and RX-110 Gabthley, power rated at 6.6 MW, charged by rechargeable energy cap. The Fedayeen Rifle can perform as a beam saber, similar to MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam 's (BOWA) XBR-M87A2 Beam Rifle. It could be stored in the main body during mobile armor mode.
- Sea Serpent
- A wire-guided grappling weapon or shocking weapon used to deliver crippling electrical shocks to enemy mobile suits. It is launched from the hands while being held like a beam saber.
Sometime after Operation Apollo, the Titans began utilizing the RX-139 Hambrabi. Similarly with the RX-110 Gabthley, Paptimus Scirocco was involved in its design. Three prototype units were assigned to Yazan Gable, Dunkel Cooper, and Ramsus Hasa, forming the "Hambrabi Team." Yazan and his wingmen would use the Hambrabi to battle the AEUG on multiple occasions, including the AEUG's assault on Kilimanjaro, during which Yazan captured AEUG pilot Reccoa Londe after destroying her MSA-005 Methuss. During the Battle of Gryps, Yazan would shoot down Katz Kobayashi, destroy the Irish-class battleship Radish, and fatally injure RX-178 Gundam Mk-II pilot Emma Sheen. However, Yazan would be defeated by MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam pilot Kamille Bidan, in which Yazan ejects from the Hambrabi to safety.
Notes & Trivia
- The MA Mode of the Hambrabi resembles a manta ray.
- The OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon transforms similarly to the Hambrabi, as does the AMA-953 BABI
- The OZ-12SMS Taurus is also of very similar design.