image
image
image
imageimage
image

image

 

 

MSA-0011 S Gundam

 

image image image

Mobile suit mode

FXA-08GB G-Core

G-Attacker

G-Bomber

image

 

MSA-0011 S Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSA-0011
Code name: S Gundam (aka Superior Gundam)
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FXA-08GB G-Core
Dimensions: overall height 25.18 meters; head height 21.73 meters
Weight: empty 38.4 metric tons; max gross 73.0 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium γ alloy composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 7180 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24700 kg, 4 x 11200 kg; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 15
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 18800 meters; "ALICE" experimental Artificial Intelligence
Fixed armaments: 4 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 4 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in tail stabilator; incom, power rated at 3.8 MW, mounted in head; 2 x beam cannon, power rated at 12 MW, mounted on backpack; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.9 MW, stored in recharge rack on knees, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam cannon, power rated at 14 MW, mounted on thighs
Optional hand armaments: beam smartgun, power rated at 56 MW

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MSA-0011 S Gundam, or "Superior Gundam," is a prototype transformable mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics under the codename Iota Gundam. It was developed at roughly the same time as the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam and uses many of the same concepts, such as the Core Block System and the ability to separate into three parts. The highly modular design of the S Gundam, however, allows it to adapt to different missions using extra weapons and optional equipment. From the very beginning, this machine was developed as a complete weapons system based around the mobile suit and its Core Block. This high performance machine is powered by four large generators installed in its shoulders and legs. The wing units on its shoulders and tail stabilator on its back can be used for AMBAC maneuvering. When the S Gundam separates into three parts, each part has its own cockpit and can function as an independent fighter craft. In mobile suit form, the cockpits of the other two machines are connected to the Core Block, and they can all be ejected together in case of emergency. This combined core block is even capable of atmospheric entry and limited flight.

The S Gundam is equipped with a quasi-psycommu system which allows even normal pilots to operate remote weapons such as the "incom" installed in its head. This incom is a wire-guided weapon whose beam gun can be fired three times before it must return to the mobile suit to recharge. The S Gundam's standard armament also includes beam cannons on its backpack and thighs. The thigh beam cannons can be replaced by a powerful beam smartgun and an energy supply support unit, which connect in front of the mobile suit when firing. Despite its impressive capabilities, the Earth Federation Forces decide not to adopt the S Gundam, and only four prototype units are completed. During the Pezun Rebellion one prototype machine is assigned to Taskforce Alpha, the Federation Forces unit created to suppress the rebellion. This machine is also equipped with an experimental artificial intelligence system known as "ALICE," whose full capabilities remain unknown. Ryo Roots pilots the S Gundam throughout the Pezun Rebellion until it is destroyed during atmospheric entry on April 4, UC 0088.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Ryo Roots, Tex West, Shin Crypt
Appearances:
Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

Lineart

 

Beam smartgun
Cockpit hatch
Head
Incom

 

image
image

 

image

image

image

image

image

image
image
image
imageimage