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Gundam Wing: Mechanical Glossary
Most of the information for this glossary was taken directly from official sources and observation of the series. If you find an entry that you believe has an error in it, please write to us (EPYON@ABOUTGUNDAMWING.COM) with the correction and your sources, and we will edit the information. Note: Software programs are listed in the Events and Terminology Glossary.

See the Series and EW Mobile Suits Section of the Glossary for mobile suits used in the television series and Endless Waltz.
See the Manga and Sidestory Mobile Suits Section of the Glossary for mobile suits used in the printed materials.
See the Manga and Sidestory Mechanical Section of the Glossary for other non-MS mechanical listings.

Alliance Fighter Jet The single-person fighter jet that Quatre uses to fly from Sanc to the Maganac homeland in order to retrieve Gundam Sandrock.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 35

Alliance Fighter Jet Alliance fighter jets from the South China Sea region.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 1

Alliance Military Shuttle The shuttle that Nichol and the survivors from the destruction of Space Fortress Barge used to return to Earth with Lady Une.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 21 42

Alliance Military Shuttle Earth-to-space shuttle that Quatre uses to return to space from the Singapore Spaceport Base after setting the self-destruct sequence on Gundam Sandrock. It launches by way of a slingshot propulsion mechanism.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 17 18

Alliance Zeppelin The slow-moving airship Commander Bonaparte traveled by when visiting the Corsica base.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 3

Ambulance The ambulance Heero appropriated for his own use after washing up on shore after crash landing his Gundam into the ocean near the J.A.P. point.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 1

AMS Abbreviation for Aerial Mobile Suit
Armored Personnel Carrier Vehicle used to transport military forces.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series

Armored Van With bulletproof glass and barred windows, this reinforced van is the vehicle that L1 independent forces use to drive Relena and her father away from the bombed out conference center.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 5

Beam Weapons

Beam weapons are the most advanced weapons used by Mobile Suits. While beam weapons can be built for ordinary MS, they are especially powerful when made from Gundanium. The complex alloy allows charged particles to reach heat temperatures which would incinerate ordinary metals. The Buster Rifle, which Wing Gundam carries, charges all particles in a 150 meter radius, creating a maelstrom of hot plasma. The gun's convergence ring concentrates the energy into a single devastating beam capable of destroying a battleship in a single blast.

The Beam Sabers (including the Scythe and Glaive) use the same principle as long range beam weapons, only instead of projecting beams of charged energy, they contain the beam in a continuous arc, even underwater. The ionization field surrounding the beam causes any matter it hits to become super-charged, effectively ripping it apart.

There is no armor capable of defending against beam weapons. The Gundanium alloy used in the Gundams' armor and the Planet Defensors of the Mercurius and Virgos is highly heat-resistant and virtually immune to corrosion, but it's still not immune to beam attacks. It does, however, create an "anti-field" that repels beam attacks to some degree, reducing the damage delivered, but not stopping it outright.

The best way to stop beam attacks is to avoid them entirely, and for that task, no other MS is as adept as Gundam Deathscythe Hell. Its Active Cloak can confuse visual sensors and the Hyper Jammers can block other readings, making it invisible to radar. The Cloak also helps disperse the charged particles of beam attacks.

When two beam weapons collide in melee combat, the charged particles repel each other, acting as if they were solid. The size, power and speed of the mobile suit becomes the deciding factor in such combat, just like with two humans dueling with swords. (See entries for Buster Rifle and beam Saber) (source: GundamOfficial.com and Gundam Wing Technical Manual)

Beam Cannon Far more powerful than a beam rifle, this heavy weapon fires a wide beam of slow-moving particles that can destroy even Gundanium armor. This is the chief armament for both the Space Fortress Barge and the Battleship Libra.
Beam Rifle This particle beam weapon is part of the standard mobile suit arsenal. It fires a narrow beam that can pierce most conventional armor. Beam rifles are powered by replaceable energy packs, which hold enough stored power for roughly twenty shots.

Beam Saber A close-combat weapon used by both the Alliance's Leo mobile suit and many of the Gundams. It generates an energy blade that can cleave through a normal mobile suit with a single blow.
BGY Booster The main propulsion unit on the Peacemillion spacecraft.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 47

Buster Rifle The main weapon of the Wing Gundam, which can fire either a narrow beam akin to that of a beam rifle, or a huge blast like that of a beam cannon. Its energy supply allows only three shots in the latter mode. (source: Gundam Wing Technical Manual)

Cargo Shuttles Sally and Heero used these shuttles to send Wing Zero and Heavyarms into space.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 42 43

Circus Troupe Motor Home Self-contained motorized living units used by the workers and entertainers employed by the circus troupe Trowa stays with as his cover.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 12

Civilian Fishing Boat The small boat that picks up Heero and Duo and transports them both to Howard's salvage ship after Duo rescues Heero from the Alliance medical facility.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 3

Dobergun A shell-firing cannon used by the Alliance's Leo mobile suit. Its immense recoil makes it difficult to handle, but it's one of the most powerful weapons available for the Leo. (source: Gundam Wing Technical Manual)
Dorothy's Limousine The ten-wheeled, bright yellow limousine that Dorothy Catalonia brought with her to the Sanc Kingdom when she enrolled in Relena's school.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 29

Duo's Propeller Cane Based on the same technology that powers Deathscythe's Beam Scythe, Duo uses this portable propeller to slow his fall from the upper stories of medical building when he rescues Heero from the Alliance.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 3

Helicopter, Attack Models
Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 7 12
Helicopter, Utility Models
Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 9 12
Howard's Crane Ship Howard owns a moderate-sized crane ship that he uses to help Duo salvage Deathscythe and Wing Zero from the ocean. It is usually docked alongside of his larger salvage ship.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 3

Howard's Salvage Ship
Howard owns a massive-sized combination port facility and warehouse that moves freely about the Pacific ocean where he routinely docks his crane ship. Duo and Heero make use of the warehouse and mobile-suit repair equipment early in the series.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 4 5 6 19

HLV (also Mobile Suit Delivery HLV Spacecraft) Spacecraft designed for direct lift capability, launching from the ground with rocket boosters, to deliver mobile suits from Earth into space.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 17 19 45

Hyper Jammer A stealth device used by the Gundam Deathscythe. The hyper jammer emits mysterious particles that scramble enemy cameras, making the Gundam invisible to visual sensors as well as radar.
Intercolony Transport Shuttle This is the shuttle that Heero and Duo took when escaping from Colony C-102.

 
Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 19

Interplanetary Transport Ship

The spaceship used by Quatre and the Maganac corps in their pursuit of the Gundams headed into the sun in Endless Waltz. Designed for solar-system travel, this is a high-speed transport ship.


Appears in: Endless Waltz OVA

Lady Une's Limousine Limousine reserved for Lady Une's private use.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series

Lady Une's Shuttle The shuttle Lady Une used when going to space to negotiate peace with the colonies.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 18 20

Leo Space Transport A space-based transport cruiser capable of carrying twelve Leos mobile suits.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 24 46

Light Battlecruiser The ship that Zechs used in his attack on the Mobile Doll transport. It docks with the Peacemillion.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 33

Machinecannon Essentially, machinecannons are larger versions of vulcan guns. Because of their larger caliber, machinecannons can deal respectable damage and therefore see more use than vulcans. In the Gundam franchise, machinecannons can usually be found on the shoulders of a few Gundams, more predominantly in the alternate universe series than in the Universal Century. In After Colony, Wing Gundam, Wing Zero, Deathscythe, Heavyarms, and Heavyarms Kai all feature machinecannons.
Mammoth Express The OZ cargo train that Duo and Quatre sabotage.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 10

Mercurius and Vayeate Transport This ship was custom built to transport the Mercurius and Vayeate mobile suits in space.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 22

MMS Abbreviation for Marine Mobile Suit.
Mobile Doll Carrier The shields are for atmospheric entry.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 26 42

Mobile Suit Carrier Vehicles Variations on large trucks that carry a single mobile suit on a flatbed surface and up to six people in a standard cabin area.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 7 13

MS Shuttle This is a small shuttle designed to be used in conjunction with a mobile suit in order to augment its speed or power, as demonstrated by its use with Tallgeese and Leo MS in the series.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 19 22 23

Motorcycles Various types and designs are used throughout the series.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 2 4 8 11 15

Noventa Cannon
Main armament for the Mogadishu fortress.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 13

Observation Satellite One of any number of Alliance-run satellites in near-Earth orbit or near-Lunar that are used to observe and report on civilian air traffic.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 1

OZ Armored Personnel Carrier Armor-plated transport for OZ ground troops.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 12

OZ Cruiser and Destroyer These two ships are the workhorses of the OZ navy. Neither of them is equipped to carry mobile suits.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 1 2

OZ Jeep
Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 4 12
OZ Military Transport Shuttle Specialized military shuttle used to transport large numbers of personnel from the colonies to the Lunar base.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 23

OZ MS Carrier Catamaran After escaping from New Edwards base, Treize Kushrenada returned to this OZ naval mothership. This floating fortress resembles two conjoined aircraft carriers, but instead of fighter jets, it houses Leos, Aries, and other mobile suits.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 8

OZ Naval Command Ship Treize retreated to this ship after escaping from the New Edwards base. Site of the duel between Treize and Wufei.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 8

OZ Submarine The docked submarine that Heero used as his launch platform when he attempted to destroy Wing Zero. It is here that he first encounters Duo Maxwell.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 2

OZ Submarine Transport The mother ship of OZ's underwater fleet, this transport can carry up to six underwater-type mobile suits. Zechs commands this sub during the search for Wing Gundam early in the series. Also referred to in the series as a Mobile Suit Submarine Carrier.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 2 3

OZ Supersonic Transport Jet This jet is the fastest transport available, making it indispensable to Zechs in his travels. It carries up to three mobile suits and is equipped with dual Beam Cannons. It can land on multiple surfaces including water and snow.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 1 3 4 15

OZ Transport Plane Capable of transporting up to three Aries and three Leos, this is a standard transport for OZ mobile suits.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 4 8 17 29 36 41 42

Peacecraft Concorde Relena took her family's private supersonic jet when she traveled to Antarctica.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 16 36

Peacemillion Escape Pod Howard and the others used these small shuttles to escape the damaged Peacemillion.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 47 48

Planet Defensor

Planet defensors are small disk-like drones that can be separated from mobile suits, and can arrange themselves to deploy an electromagnetic forcefield that works to protect the mobile suit. They were first developed on the Mercurius mobile suit, and then integrated into the Virgo mobile doll.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series

Preventer Transport The camouflaged transport ship used by Preventer agents Sally and Noin. The ship contains multiple missile launchers that were used to cover Heero and Duo's approach to space colony X-18999.

 
Appears in: Endless Waltz OVA

Relena's Limousine The pink limousine that transports Relena Peacecraft during her travels on Earth. Her chauffeur is the Peacecraft family butler, Pagan.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 2 9 29

Round Trip Space Plane The civilian space plane that makes regular trips between Earth and the colonies. Relena and Vice Minister Darlian are on one of these transports when they encounter Heero on his way to Earth.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 1

SMS Abbreviation for Space Mobile Suit
Space Bus A civilian transport that travels between the colonies. Heero used one to get from the colonies to the moon base.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 20

Space Battleship Libra
An immense space battleship originally commissioned by Tuberov and constructed in lunar orbit by the Romefeller foundation. It was subsequently seized by the rebel forces of White Fang during the Artemis Revolution. The Libra is equipped with a devastating beam cannon, located at its center, that is even more powerful than the one on Barge and is capable of firing on ground targets from Earth orbit. It also hosted a mobile doll control center based on Eypon's Zero System, that controlled actions of the Virgo II mobile suits under the control of Write Fang. In the end, Libra was destroyed by the combined effort of the Gundam Pilots, the Treize Faction, Peacemillion, and Zechs.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 37 42 43

Space Battleship Peacemillion
A two mile long spacecraft owned by the Sweeper Group, an organization of space scavengers, and commanded by Duo's ally, Howard. Though essentially unarmed, the Peacemillion makes a convenient base of operations for first Zechs and then the Gundam pilots.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 33 43 | Episode Zero Manga

Space Fortress Barge
A battle space station, developed and used by OZ, with frightening capabilities. OZ's base of operation in space, the chief armament is a beam cannon, powerful enough to destroy a colony. Acquired by the White Fang during the Artemis Revolution, the station was eventually destroyed by Zechs in Epyon. (Also referred to in some sources as Barge, Balji, or Space Fortress BG-M.)

 
Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 24 41

Space Mines Explosive devices intentionally positioned in the area surrounding the space colonies in order to restrict travel.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 17

Space Shuttle Standard Earth to colonies transportation. Smaller in overall size and passenger payload than the Round Trip Space Plane. It launches via a catapult system.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 5 7 27 42 43

Stealth Shuttle The camouflaged shuttle ship used by Heero and Duo to transport the two of them to space colony X18999. It can be carried and propelled by a modified Taurus MS Carrier (see listing below).


Appears in: Endless Waltz OVA

Taurus MS Carrier A high-speed ship which can tow three Tauruses. Its small size makes it much more efficient than the larger Leo transport.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 22

Taurus MS Carrier (Modified) A high-speed Tuarus carrier that was modified to transport the shuttle Heero and Duo used to reach Colony X18999 in Endless Waltz.


Appears in: Endless Waltz OVA

Taurus MS Transport Mechanical device used for moving the heavy Taurus mobile suits short distances on land.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 4

Transport Shuttle Used as a civilian transport or modified to carry cargo shipments, these shuttles transport materials between Earth and the colonies.


Appears in:
Gundam Wing Series: 1 4 17

Treize's Grand Shuttle Treize's diplomatic shuttle. Alliance high officials, including Marshall Noventa, were riding in it when it was attacked by Heero.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 7

Treize's Personal Shuttle Treize's personal shuttle. He used this to travel to the OZ Naval Command Ship.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 8

Tsuberov's Shuttle The personal shuttle of Tubarov, commander of the Mobile Doll fleet.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 22

UESA Missile Satellite Lady Une threatened to use this military satellite against the colonies if the Gundams didn't surrender.


Appears in: Gundam Wing Series: 10

Vernier Engine A rocket engine of small thrust used primarily to obtain a fine adjustment in the velocity and trajectory of a rocket vehicle just after the thrust cutoff of the last sustainer engine, and used secondarily to add thrust to a booster or sustainer engine. Also called vernier rocket.  (From vernier: A scale or control used for fine adjustment to obtain a more precise reading of an instrument or closer adjustment of any equipment.) (Definition from: http://roland.lerc.nasa.gov/~dglover/dictionary/r.html)

Vulcan An electrically-driven Gatling gun-type weapon, capable of an extremely high rate of fire. In the real world, vulcans were introduced in in World War II, and became the principle cannon armament of America's military aircraft shortly thereafter. In the Gundam multiverse, a majority of the Gundams equip vulcan guns in their heads; since they lack stopping power, they are used mostly as missile defense, or occasionally in an attempt to take out an enemy mobile suit's cameras. In After Colony, the original Operation Meteor Gundams feature vulcans, as do their upgraded versions.
Zodiac Series Romefeller Foundation's production line of military mobile suits based on astrological signs: Aries, Virgo, Cancer, Pisces, Taurus, and Tragos (a substitute for Capricorn). Additional mobile suits that used other astrological signs were developed in the side stories and support manga for the series.

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