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The RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" is an acronym for "Armored Layers EXperimental" is the main mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket OVA, and piloted by Christina Mackenzie
As the One Year War raged on, the Earth Federation Forces realized that its greatest weapon, the RX-78-2 Gundam, had a major flaw with how it was working: its pilot. As Gundam pilot Amuro Ray's Newtype powers quickly emerged, the Gundam was overworked by its pilot's great reflexes. To improve Gundam's performance, the Federation set out to develop a brand new prototype, the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex", to make the most of Amuro's Newtype abilities.
Unlike the Newtype Mobile Armors fielded by Zeon, the NT-1 didn't utilize wired pods or bits. Due to the fact that the Federation did not have the same Newtype research that Zeon did and wouldn't have it until the end of the One Year War. Instead was developed to be much more responsive to its pilot, utilizing the Magnetic Coating pioneered by the RX-78-3 "G-3" Gundam and the brand new Panoramic monitor. Test pilot Christina MacKenzie noted that the machine was incredibly powerful, almost to the point that it was out of control.
Additionally, the Gundam Alex can be outfitted with a brand new set of optional armor known as the Chobam Armor, transforming it into the Full Armor Alex. However, the use of the armor increase the Gundam's total weight to a shocking 95 tons, effectively killing the speed the Alex was meant to have.