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Hello Gundam and hard science fiction fans, I am known as Freighttrain and in this blog post I have categorised most of the mobile suits and armours from After Colony in accordance with contemporary military classification using adjusted and/or improvised terminology, as no nation or other military force has such vehicles in their arsenal... yet.

A primary focal point of this classification system is on how contemporary militaries would classify a vehicle such as a mobile suit, I propose the term SHMV or 'Super-heavy Humanoid Military Vehicle' as when using a size/chassis/battlespace format, that is the most succinct, comprehensive and appropriately ambiguous designation that I have been able to derive from contemporary military classification thus far and I am particularly interested in comments regarding that.


  • 1. Size / 2. Chassis type / 3. Primary battlespace


  1. Super-heavy: As all mobile suits/armours are at least slightly larger than tanks from WWII and afterwards that were classed as super-heavy, it is the best existing size indication terminology I am aware of.
  2. Humanoid: The most descriptive and succinct word that would describe the chassis layout.
  3. Military Vehicle: A military vehicle is a type of vehicle that includes all land combat and transportation vehicles, which are designed for or are significantly used by military forces which could also feasibly include humanoid military vehicles designed primarily for ground warfare.


I have listed most of the mobile suits and armours featured in media from After Colony with the exception of certain obscurities that either lack sufficient information and/or have designs or capabilities that are exotic beyond what I would call hard science fiction. Though it is possible I may add such examples later.

I may also later create blog posts categorising mobile suits and armours from elsewhere in the Gundam franchise.

And on related developments I have also made similar blog posts on the Zoids wiki and Xenopedia featuring definitive classification systems.

I am particularly interested in comments regarding the comprehensiveness, accuracy or terminology of my classification system as well as the battlespace viability and distinctive equipment of any vehicles.



Key:

Acronyms:

  • SHMV = Super-heavy Humanoid Military Vehicle
  • SHSPG = Super-heavy Humanoid Self-Propelled Gun
  • SHXMV = Super-heavy Humanoid Xerocolous Military Vehicle
  • SHMA = Super-heavy Humanoid Military Aircraft
  • SHMAS = Super-heavy Humanoid Military Aerospacecraft
  • SHMS = Super-heavy Humanoid Military Spacecraft
  • SHCV = Super-heavy Humanoid Command Vehicle
  • SHXCV = Super-heavy Humanoid Xerocolous Command Vehicle
  • SBWP = Super-heavy Bipedal Weapons Platform
  • SHAS = Super-heavy Humanoid Attack Submarine
  • SCCAS = Super-heavy Chelate Cephalothoracic Attack Submarine
  • SCMS = Super-heavy Cephalothoracic Military Spaceceaft
  • CC = Chelobrachial Cephalothoracic
  • TCAE = Tridactylochelate Cephalobrachial Armoured Exoskeleton
  • DCMC = Dynamic Coterminous Modular Configuration
  • DCBC = Dynamic Coterminous Bimodular Configuration
  • DCTC = Dynamic Coterminous Trimodular Configuration
  • BEJ = Bipedal Exoskeleton Jettisonable
  • SPACS = Self-Propelled Air-Cushion Sled
  • MFFM = Mobile Force Field Mantlet (Planet Defensors)
  • NIS = Neural Interface System (ZERO System)
  • AI = (Piloted by an) Artificial Intelligence (Mobile Doll system)
  • (AI) = Prefix denoting that a vehicle is capable of having both manned and AI pilots.
  • ACX = Air-Cushion Xerocolous
  • CQC = Close Quarters Combat
  • OoaK = One of a Kind (chassis)
  • LPC = Limited Production Chassis
  • MPC = Mass Production Chassis

Terminology:

  • Battlespace = The environment in which a vehicle is designed to be able to engage in combat effectively.
  • Multirole = In this classification system 'multirole' is used to describe a vehicle that is capable in both ranged and close quarters combat
  • Gunship = In this classification system 'gunship' is used to describe a vehicle with a large variety of ranged weapons that can attack not only surface targets but also aerospace targets.
  • Special weapons = In this classification system 'special weapons' is used to describe vehicles with nonstandard or exotic weapons (usually CQC).
  • Xerocolous = Adapted for desert conditions
  • Cephalothoracic = Cephalo (cephalic/cephalon) thoracic (torso/thorax) 'of the head and torso'
  • Chelobrachial = Chelo (chelate) brachial (arms) 'having arms with pincers'
  • Tridactylochelate = Tri (three) dactylo (dactyl, the movable claw of a chela) chelate (having pincers) 'having two 3-clawed pincers'



Notes:

  • The 'H' ('Humanoid') in the acronym SHMV and it's derivatives implies; among other things; that all such vehicles are capable of traversing a solid surface under Earth or Earth-like gravity, despite some of those acronym derivatives classifying vehicles as submarines, aircraft, aerospacecraft or spacecraft.
  • The first 'D' ('Dynamic') in the acronym DCMC and it's derivatives means that the vehicle is capable of quickly altering it's configuration in the field under it's own power.
  • Vehicles that have 'Modular configuration' in their classfication have particularly a modular chassis but require an appropriately equipped hangar bay for equipment/chassis modification in contrast to vehicles designated as DCMC etc.



Questions from the author:

  • Is the Hovercraft Propulsion System used by the XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock and the WMS-03 Maganac and it's variants essentially a jettisonable system that looks similar to the bulky legs of the Olifant's Hovercraft Propulsion System?
  • Is the XXXG-01SR2 Gundam Sandrock Custom capable of atmospheric flight?
  • Is the OZ-15AGX Hydra Gundam's high mobility mode also capable of atmospheric flight?
  • What are the capabilities and performance increases of the OZ-16MSX-D Scorpio's mobile armour mode?
  • Is the OZ-10VMSX Gundam Aesculapius capable of atmospheric flight?
  • What is the armour material(s) and battlespace capabilities of the OZ-06MS-SN3 Leo-N, OZ-06MS-SR2 Leo-R and OZ-06MS-SS1 Leo-S mobile suits?



Abridged contents:

1. Nonspecialised Battlespace Military Vehicles

  • Multirole
  • Ranged combat
  • CQC

2. Xerocolous Military Vehicles

  • Multirole
  • Ranged combat

3. Warships

  • Multirole

4. Military Aircraft

  • Ranged combat

5. Military Spacecraft

  • Multirole
  • Ranged combat



Comprehensive contents:

1. Nonspecialised Battlespace Military Vehicles

2. Xerocolous Military Vehicles

3. Warships

  • Multirole
    • Titanium alloy armour
      • Pisces — Multirole DCBC-SHAS
      • Cancer — Multirole DCBC-SCCAS

4. Military Aircraft

  • Ranged combat
    • Titanium alloy armour
      • Aries — Ranged combat DCBC-SHMA

5. Military Spacecraft

  • Multirole
    • Gundanium alloy armour
      • Virgo II — Multirole space superiority AI-SHMS
      • Scorpio — Prototype multirole DCBC-(AI)SHMS
  • Ranged combat
    • Gundanium alloy armour
      • Taurus — Ranged combat space superiority DCBC-(AI)SHMS
    • Titanium alloy armour
      • D-UNIT — Ranged combat AI-SCMS

1. Nonspecialised Battlespace Military Vehicles

Multirole

Gundanium alloy, Luna Ceramic and Fine Kevlar armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZX-GU01A Gundam Geminass 01 Ground + Air + Space SHMV Modular configuration Prototype

Human

OZX-GU02A Gundam Geminass 02 Ground + Air + Space SHMV Modular configuration
  • PX System
  • Aerial unit
  • Exoatmospheric unit
Prototype

Human

OZX-GU01LOB Gundam L.O. Booster Ground/Aerospace SHMV Multirole SHMV ←→ High-speed aerospacecraft PX System Prototype

Human

  • MO-V

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
XXXG-01W Wing Gundam Ground/Air SHMV Multirole SHMV ←→ High-speed aerospacecraft - OoaK

Human

XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero Ground/Aerospace SHMV Multirole SHMV ←→ High-speed aerospacecraft NIS Prototype

Human

  • Zechs Merquise → Heero Yuy
  • Aeon
  • Sanc Kingdom
  • G Team
OZ-15AGX Hydra Gundam Ground/Aerospace SHMV Multirole SHMV ←→ High-speed CC spacecraft - Prototype

Human

OZ-19MASX Gundam Griepe Ground/Aerospace SHMV Multirole SHMV ←→ Intermediate SBWP ←→ High-speed aerospacecraft PX System Prototype

Human

OZ-04MD Virgo III Ground/Aerospace SHMV - MFFM Mass production AI

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-00MS Tallgeese Ground/Aerospace SHMV - Orbital launch vehicle Prototype

Human

OZ-00MS2 Tallgeese II Ground/Aerospace SHMV - - OoaK

Human

OZ-00MS2B Tallgeese III Ground/Aerospace SHMV - [[OZ-13MS_Gundam_Epyon#Special_Equipment_.26_FeaturesNIS]] OoaK

Human

OZ-06MS Leo Ground + Air + Space SHMV -
  • Aerial unit
  • Exoatmospheric unit
  • Highly variable ranged weapon armament
Mass production Human / AI
OZ-06MS-SR2 Leo-R Ground/Space SHMV - Active jammer lead Custom MPC

Human

OZ-06MS-SS1 Leo-S Ground/Aerospace SHCV - Defensor mantle Custom MPC

Human

  • OZ
  • OZ Prize

Ranged combat

Neo-Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
MMS-01 Serpent Ground/Space SHMV - Gunship Mass production Human

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
XXXG-01H Gundam Heavyarms Ground + Air SHMV -
  • Gunship
  • Autonomous VTOL jettisonable
OoaK

Human

XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Custom Ground/Space SHMV - Gunship OoaK

Human

  • Trowa Barton
  • G Team
OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate Ground/Space SHMV - Beam generator Prototype Human / AI
OZ-13MSX1B-S Vayeate Suivant Ground/Space SHMV - Beam generator Prototype

Human

OZ-02MD Virgo Ground/Space SHMV - MFFM Mass production AI

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-07MS Tragos Ground SHSPG - SPACS Mass production Human

CQC

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe Ground SHMV - Stealth OoaK

Human

  • CLO
  • G Team
XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Ground/Space SHMV - Stealth OoaK

Human

  • Duo Maxwell
  • G Team
XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam Ground SHMV - Special weapons OoaK

Human

XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam Ground/Space SHMV - Special weapons OoaK

Human

OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon Ground/Aerospace SHMV CQC SHMV ←→ High-speed aerospacecraft
  • NIS
  • Special weapons
OoaK

Human

OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius Ground/Space SHMV - MFFM Prototype Human / AI
  • OZ
  • White Fang
OZ-13MSX2B-S Mercurius Suivant Ground/Space SHMV - MFFM Prototype

Human

Gundanium alloy and Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-10VMSX Gundam Aesculapius Ground/Space SHMV CQC SHMV ←→ CQC TCAE PX System Prototype

Human

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-06MS-SN3 Leo-N Ground SHMV - - Custom MPC

Human

2. Xerocolous Military Vehicles

Multirole

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock Ground SHXMV - ACX-BEJ OoaK

Human

XXXG-01SR2 Gundam Sandrock Custom Ground/Space SHXMV - NIS OoaK

Human

  • G Team

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
WMS-03 Maganac Ground SHXMV - ACX-BEJ Limited production Human
WMS-03 Maganac Abdul Custom Ground SHXMV - ACX-BEJ Custom LPC

Human

  • Maganac Corps
WMS-03 Maganac Ahmad Custom Ground SHXMV - ACX-BEJ Custom LPC

Human

  • Maganac Corps
WMS-03 Maganac Auda Custom Ground SHXMV - ACX-BEJ Custom LPC

Human

  • Maganac Corps
WMS-03 Maganac Rashid Kurama Custom Ground SHXCV - ACX-BEJ Custom LPC

Human

  • Maganac Corps

Ranged combat

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
WMS-04 Olifant Ground ACX-BWP - - Mass production Human
  • Maganac Corps

3. Warships

Multirole

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-09MMS Pisces Naval/Ground SHAS Multirole SHAS ←→ High-speed submarine - Mass production Human
OZ-08MMS Cancer Naval SCCAS Multirole SCCAS ←→ High-speed submarine - Mass production Human

4. Military Aircraft

Ranged combat

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-07AMS Aries Air/Ground SHMA Ranged combat SHMV ←→ High-speed aircraft Wing hardpoints Mass production Human

5. Military Spacecraft

Multirole

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
WF-02MD Virgo II Space/Ground SHMS - MFFM Mass production AI
OZ-16MSX-D Scorpio Space/Ground SHMS Multirole special weapons SHMS ←→ Multirole special weapons spacecraft
  • MFFM
  • Special weapons
Prototype

AI / Human

Ranged combat

Gundanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
OZ-12SMS Taurus Space/Ground SHMS Space superiority SHMS ←→ High-speed Spacecraft - Mass production Human / AI

Titanium alloy armour

Name Battlespace Chassis type DCMC configurations Distinctive equipment Production Pilot Affiliation
D-UNIT Space SCMS - - Limited Production AI MO-V