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Gigamesh (Soldier Type)

Gigamesh (Soldier Type)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: main mobile battle suit
Government: Mardook
Accommodation: pilot only in center torso cockpit
Dimensions: height 14.4 meters
Mass: empty mass unknown
Structure: unknown
Power Plant: rear mounted engine
Propulsion: thrust unknown; 2 x rear dorsal thruster pods; many x vernier thrusters.
Design Features: retractable scythe blades (mounted side rear); double front torso covers with extending operator seat; control arms on each side of operator seat; 1 x sensor mounted on collar
- Armament -
Weapons:
  • 2 x large wing cutters on retractable mounts (mounted one on each side rear torso section)
  • 10 x retractable battle blades (mounted 4 x each claw, 1 x each foot)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 100 x mini-missiles in 2 x mini-missile launchers (100 missiles mounted in two arm launchers)

  • Description and History

    The Gigamesh is a heavily equipped main mobile battle suit utilized by the Mardook forces. The Gigamesh excels in close combat and features ten retractable battle claws capable of rending through mecha armor. In addition to the battle claws, the Gigamesh features two large, retractable wing cutters mounted on the rear torso near each shoulder. The deadly wing cutters can be extended on arms to increase their attack range and strike at various angles. While the Gigamesh is a powerful close-combat vehicle, it also features one hundred mini-missiles in two missile launchers mounted one under each arm cowter (elbow armor) for use in ranged attack. The Gigamesh also features mobility equal to a Valkyrie, making this heavily mecha a very potent war machine.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross II, Episode 2
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Atsushi Okuda, Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata

    Line Art

  • Gigamesh line art
  • Translated information from Entertainment Bible #51, B-Club #79, Mecha Press #7 and Macross Chronicle
    Images From - This Is Animation Special 5: Macross II, B-Club #79 and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist