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The YMS-03 Waff is a Mobile Suit that appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin and its OVA adaptation. Designed by Torenov Y. Minovsky for the Autonomous Republic of Zeon, it was the first mobile suit that achieved miniaturization of the fusion reactor.[1]

Technology & Combat Characteristics

One of the greatest issues with the Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Final Type was that its generator was too large, requiring it to be mounted exposed as the backpack.[2] Gihren Zabi was even considering cancelling the MS Plan, seeing the Final Type as a joke, lugging around a naked engine on its back.[3]

The Waff represented a great leap forward in mobile suit development. A new fusion generator, developed by Professor Trenov Y. Minovsky himself, had shrunken significantly in size, such that it could be mounted within the mobile suit's frame. Furthermore, Minovsky also developed the Fluid Pulse system, which utilized the Minovsky Particles to drive the Mobile Suit's system, improving drive efficiency and allows for better attitude control in space. During mobility tests conducted in space region scattered with Minovsky Particles, the Waff's performance suggested that it could potentially surpass space combat vessels and guided weapons. Like the Mobile Worker Model 01 Late Type, the Waff can also change its forearms attachment.

Armaments

  • Heat Hawk
  • Prototype MS use Bazooka
  • Shield

System Features

  • Exchangeable Forearms

History

Soon after the completion of this machine the development of a more combat-capable successor had already begun. Production of the YMS-03 Waff was halted without it being formally adopted.

Picture Gallery

Notes & Trivia

References

  1. MECHANICHAL | MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THE ORIGIN (Archived)
  2. MECHANICAL|機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 公式サイト
  3. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Chapter 44



Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Mechanics

Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76 Guncannon First Type (Rollout Unit 1)
Autonomous Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-01 Mobile Worker | MS-04 Bugu | MS-05 Zaku I/Origin | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Early Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Final Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Late Type | YMS-03 Waff

Vehicles & Support Units
8-Wheeled Armored Car | Minesweeper | Self-Propelled Heavy Motar
Black Tri-Stars
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I/Origin | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type/Origin | MS-09 Dom/Origin
Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam/Origin | RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type | RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type | RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon (Space Assault Type) | RGM-79 GM Custom | RGM-79 GM/Origin | RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom/Origin | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom/Origin | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom/Origin | RTX-65 Guntank Early Type | RX-75 Guntank/Origin | RX-77 Guncannon/Origin | RX-77-01 Guncannon (Unit 01) | RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-01[FSD]Gundam FSD | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (North American Type) | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (Rollout Color) | RX-78-02 Gundam

Vehicles & Support Units
Columbus-class/Origin | FF-3F Saberfish | Hog | Recon Type Saberfish "Duckbill" | White Base/Origin
Hatte

Vehicles & Support Units
Vollhog
Iron Cavalry Squadron
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type (Iron Cavalry Squadron)

Vehicles & Support Units
Pizarro-class
Jaburo Construction Office
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
Mobile Worker Heavy Construction Type
Lunar Line

Vehicles & Support Units
Arcana-class
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MA-04X Zakrello/Origin | MS-05 Zaku I/Origin | MS-05S Char's Zaku I | MS-06CK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06F Zaku II/Origin | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type/Origin | MS-07 Gouf/Origin | MS-11 Act Zaku/Origin | MSM-03 Gogg/Origin | MSM-04 Acguy/Origin | MSM-10 Zock/Origin | YMS-06K Zaku Cannon Test Type | YMS-07B-0 Prototype Gouf (Tactical Demonstrator) | YMS-08B Dom Test Type | YMS-11 Act Zaku (Kycilia's Forces)

Vehicles & Support Units
Chivvay-class/Origin | Yapp
Space Strike Fleet
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-06C Zaku II | MS-06C-6/R6 Zaku II | MS-06S Char's Zaku II | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type/Origin

Vehicles & Support Units
Musai-class Early Production Type