Long ago, before the start of the Earth’s Kaiju project, Newt had dragged Hermann into watching Japanese animation with him and one of things that always stuck with him were the mehve from Nausicaa. Light and swift, the mehve utilized mainly the pilot’s upper body strength to maneuver. It was beautiful and elegant and he often fantasized about building one, though with the kaiju rampaging across the world, time was precious, and his own idle fantasies were the least of his priorities.
He didn’t think about it again until Newt announced the creation of Amelia, and suddenly there was reason for him to pursue his long ago dream.
It took Hermann nearly two years to fully develop, and it’s become one of his proudest achievements once he personally piloted it and flew through the skies with Amelia by his side.