MS-18E Kampfer is a heavy assault mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket OVA. It was piloted by Mikhail Kaminsky of Zeon’s Cyclops Team during the One Year War.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The “E” in the MS-18E K?mpfer’s model number was an abbreviation for the German word “einhauen,” which translates to “one strike.” “One strike” summed up the suit’s role as a fast assault unit that was meant to strike quickly, cause massive damage with its varied weapons loadout, and make a fast escape. The K?mpfer was a very focused design, never intended to work outside of its role. Within this role it was an exceptional unit, rivaling the Federation’s RX series in firepower and speed. It was equipped with numerous thrusters and verniers to achieve high maneuverability. Conversely, the large number of thrusters resulted in higher fuel consumption rate, limiting its operational time.
K?mpfer’s design opted for minimal armor, even removing the hip mounted skirt armor found on most mobile suits. The choice of conventional shell-based weapons in favor of beam weapons was made to reduce the drain on its powerplant and resultant drop in speed. Weapon racks were designed to be ejected from the unit as they were expended, minimizing dead weight. The K?mpfer was intended to be operated by special forces, and was built to be easily disassembled and reassembled in blocks, aiding in its infiltration behind enemy lines.
This model is fully-posable at all joints with extensive internal details. The individually-posable finger joints can hold numerous weapons, including the beam saber, two Giant Baz bazookas, Sturm Faust with an extra round, shot gun with detachable shoulder stock and the dramatic chain mine! Most of these armaments mount right on the mechs back or hips for firing and/or storage. Decals are included to add realism and additional Gundam markers can be purchased to outline panels and add details.
Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in different colors. May be further customized with model paints if desired.
Snap together kit (Requires no glue) Hobby nippers needed to remove parts from parts trees.
Model can be posed in various positions
Several hand held weapons
Pictorical instructions written in Japanese