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MSA-005K Guncannon DT

 

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Standard Karaba colors (Z-MSV)

Standard EFF colors (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

Standard EFF colors (Gundam Unicorn novel)

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MSA-005K Guncannon Detector

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSA-005K
Code name: Guncannon DT (aka Detector)
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Karaba; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters; head height 17.3 meters
Weight: empty 34.5 metric tons; max gross 54.5 metric tons; mass ratio 1.33
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1780 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 64600 kg total (2 x 18500 kg, 2 x 13800 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 9200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 30mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; beam gun, power rating unknown, mounted on right shoulder; grenade launcher, mounted underneath beam rifle; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on backpack; beam rifle, power rated at 2.7 MW, mounted on right forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, mounts grenade launcher

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

At the request of AEUG's Earth support organization Karaba, the AEUG places an order with Anaheim Electronics to develop a mobile suit for Earth combat. The request calls for an artillery mobile suit suitable for use in guerilla combat with stable shooting ability. Anaheim produces the MSA-005K Guncannon DT, which uses the same mobile frame as the MSA-005 Methuss units assigned to the AEUG flagship Argama. The head features a pair of vulcan guns, and the unit also includes two beam cannons and a beam rifle which doubles as a grenade launcher. The targeting scope and the sensor system of the Guncannon DT is very advanced. By applying the variable form of the Methuss, it is able to take a shooting position in an instant. This is aided with backpack struts extending out and stopping the reaction of the cannons.

Two units are built and dropped by shuttle to North America. One unit is destroyed in failed landing attempt, while the second is collected by Karaba and added to its military forces. Because Karaba director Hayato Kobayashi piloted an RX-77-2 Guncannon in the One Year War, the unit is painted with a red color scheme and he names it "Guncannon Detector." Almost a decade later, the Earth Federation Forces utilize the Guncannon DT in the defense of Australia's Torrington Base when it comes under attack from Zeon remnants in UC 0096.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Z-MSV (Zeta Gundam Mobile Suit Variations); Double Fake: Under the Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazumi Fujita (Z-MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle (Gundam Unicorn OVA version)
Head (Gundam Unicorn OVA version)

 

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