another Vector drawing made with adobe Illustrator CS.
Kämpfer : "käempfer" - German for "fighter" or "champion.
In the last days of the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon developed the MS-18E Kämpfer, a fast assault unit. The Kämpfer sacrificed armor protection in exchange for many thrusters and verniers, making it very fast and maneuverable. Armed with an array of giant bazookas, shotguns and panzer fausts, the Kämpfer could approach a target at high speed, make a fast strike, and quickly escape. This "hit-and-run" concept made the Kämpfer a very powerful and deadly mobile suit; however, its speed and high number of thrusters resulted in high fuel consumption and a limited operational time. Despite this minor drawback, the Kämpfer was an excellent mobile suit. Unfortunately for Zeon, it was another case of "too-little-too-late," as the One Year War came to an end and the Kämpfer never saw mass production. A Kämpfer unit was deployed late in the war, attacking an Earth Federation Forces research base in the neutral Side 6 Libot Colony during a failed attempt to destroy the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" prototype mobile suit on December 20, UC 0079.
--Mobuile Suit Gundam