The AME-WAC01 DINN Special Electronic Installation Type is a reconnaissance aerial non-combat mobile suit first featured in the original design series SEED-MSV.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A non-combat variation of AMF-101 DINN created for early warning and to command battle from the air. Compared to the standard DINN, the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type focused more on flight capabilities than aerial combat performance. One such modification to achieve this is the installation of huge high lift devices on the main wings, and these devices are completely retractable so as to reduced drag during high-speed flight. Additionally, a jet engine is mounted on the rotatable pivot on each wing's underside to maintain a constant thrust vector regardless of the wing's angle, and the aeroshell on the mobile suit's back also has an added retractable vertical stabilizer to improve stability. Due to these modifications, the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type is able to reach a maximum flight speed of mach 0.75, and this subsonic speed is significantly faster than the standard DINN's.
The DINN Special Electronic Installation Type's primary equipment is a large radome, which is carried in its hands. The multipurpose launchers of the standard DINN are replaced with compound sensors for surveying ground activities at high altitude, and are covered by transparent super-hard resin. The gun racks on the hips of the standard DINN have also been converted into multi-functional storage pods, which usually contain electronic equipment such as additional sensors and ECM pods. Depending on situations, they can also carry flares and N-Jammers dispenser. Unlike normal mobile suit, the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type is operated by a crew of 3, 1 pilot and 2 operators. As such, its cockpit is enlarged resulting in a protruding chest. When in temporary frontline bases or other facilities without launch system, the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type is launched into the air using rocket assisted take-off system. To reduce the possibility of being detected, the macjine is coated with low visibility, EM wave absorbing paints.
Special Equipment & Features
- A hand-held equipment, it contains multi-phase radar and various optical sensors. As it blocks the compound sensors in the chest, they are not used at the same time. When in danger, DINN Special Electronic Installation Type will drop the radome to make a speedy retreat and the radome's internal components will self-destruct.
- Enhanced Sensors
During the First Alliance-PLANT War, ZAFT fields the AMF-101 DINN, a mobile suit designed for aerial combat. Over time, ZAFT creates several variants of the suit for different tasks. One such model is the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type, a model built for early warning and to command battle from the air. It is however so far unknown how many units of this model were built or when it was first fielded.
Before the Second Alliance-PLANT War, ZAFT eventually fielded a more advanced variant of the DINN Special Electronic Installation Type, which is called the AMRF-101C AWACS DINN. This new DINN variant also carries a large radome.