The AM Gunner is a high-speed aircraft capable of providing long-range support fire, developed as one of the AM Parts to be used with the Huckebein Mk-III. Initially, the AM Gunner was created as a mobile PT carrier for the R-1, which had a short cruising range, but was hastily remodified into an AM Part due to the Huckebein Mk-III's development being accelerated. It is also the only AM Part installed with a cockpit, allowing for independent action and flexibility on the battlefield. By swapping connection parts, it is also possible for the AM Gunner to dock with the R-1, R-Gun or Huckebein Mk-II. In OGIN, it is capable of docking with the Exbein Boxer for usage of the Full Impact Cannon, along with carrying the R-Gun Powered and Guarbein Mk-III through the battlefield on 2 separate occasions respectively.
The AM Gunner and AM Boxer were transported to Londo Bell by Ling Mao shortly after the debut of the Huckebein Mk-III. In SRW Alpha, it is treated only as a swappable module for the Mk-III during intermission.
The AM Gunner was first deployed by Rio Mei Long to aid Ryouto Hikawa and the unfinished Huckebein Mk-III's escape from the Inspectors. Following the Mk-III's successful activation, Huckebein Gunner was formed and used to drive the Inspector forces away. In 2nd OG, the AM Gunner is now unfortunately left to operate on its own, due to the destruction of the Huckebein Series mecha. In OGMD, an accommodating red-colored AM Gunner unit is prepared for the newly-built Exbein Type-R, while the Exbein Type-L reuses the old AM Gunner.
From OGMD onwards, the AM Gunner is no longer playable by itself, instead it can only be deployed as the Exbein Gunner Type-L/Type-R.
Armaments & Attacks
Homing Missile (ホーミングミサイル)
Homing missiles fired from the AM Gunner's underside (OGs/OGG) / white-colored side containers (2nd OG).
In OGs/OGG, this is a volley of missiles fired from the inner side of the side compartments. In 2nd OG, the attack consists of unleashing a large volley of Homing Missiles from the side containers over a wide area. From OGMD onwards, the attack is known as "Multi-Trace Missile" and incorporated into the Exbein Gunner.
G-Impact Cannon (Gインパクト・キャノン)
Also known as Gravity Impact Cannon. Developed from the Huckebein Mk-II's weapon of same name, 4 of these are mounted on the AM Gunner, controlled through use of the Gravi-Con System. However, due to the AM Gunner's insufficient output, only one cannon can be fired at a time, requiring formation into Huckebein/Exbein Gunner in order to fire all 4 cannons.
Docked with Exbein Boxer
Full Impact Cannon (フルインパクト・キャノン)
Through docking with the Exbein Boxer by having the mecha hold on to trigger handles that flip out from the sides of the AM Gunner, combining the reactor power of both units, the Full Impact Cannon attack is useable, enabling the firing of all 4 G-Impact Cannons at the same time.