Mark 1 Jaeger
Launch Date: July 4, 2015
Country of Origin: United States of America
Height: 240 feet (73 m)
Weight: 1,774 short tons
Stark Industries Jaeger-grade Arc Reactor: Optimized to provide Jaegers with extreme amounts of power, these oversized arc reactors offer a nice alternative to the traditional nuclear reactors that power other Jaegers, whilst being notably more stable but unable to handle the burst of high intensity combat at times.
98AD/ Hyper Torque Driver: A precursor to force amplification systems used in future Jaegers, these drivers allow the engines and muscle strand mechanism to go into overdrive, maximizing the impact potential for each punch thrown at a kaiju, theoretically foregoing the traditional limit. However, it is only utilized in one arm, which has been braced with a full alloy sheathe to protect it from strain with hardened knuckles.
Star Shield: Using a complex radially collapsible system, and composed of laboratory created hardened alloys, the Star Shield allows the American Dream to focus more on defensive techniques rather than raw offensive power, striking an interesting balance and giving the jaeger a solid track record of minimal collateral damage.
Anti-Kaiju Knife: Based on the military training of both pilots, their familiarity with combat knives made command see fit to give American Dream a non-integrated weapon. Featuring complete polycarbonate construction and a switch that channels thermal energy down the blade, the knife is perfect for wounding and cauterizing anatomy.