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MSA-005X-2 Methuss X-2

 

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Mobile suit mode in standard colors

Mobile suit mode

in alternate colors 1

Mobile suit mode

in alternate colors 2

Mobile suit mode

in alternate colors 3

     

Mobile armor mode in standard colors

Mobile armor mode, equipped with mega particle cannons

Mobile armor mode, equipped with booster

Mobile armor mode, equipped with alternate booster

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MSA-005X-2 Methuss X-2

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSA-005X-2
Code name: Methuss X-2
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)

Rollout: UC 0087
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 22.5 meters; overall height 30.5 meters
Weight: empty 25.0 metric tons; max gross 58.6 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,070 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 90,000 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional booster
Fixed armaments: 2 x fixed beam saber, mounted on knees

Optional fixed armaments: 2 x large mecha particle cannon, mounted as binders on back
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MSA-005X-2 Methuss X-2 was a prototype unit developed at Anaheim Electronics’ Granada branch. In contrast to the concept of the MSA-005X-1 Methuss X-1, the X-2 was designed to work both in space and under gravity. The design team included members for the former MIP, which designed weapons for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. The X-2’s design resembled that of the Earth Federation Forces’ ORX-005 Gaplant, developed at the Augusta Newtype Labs. Similar to the Gaplant, the X-2 could mount large boosters. The X-2’s intended role was anti-ship combat, and a drastic weight reduction allowed it to carry out hit-and-run attacks with its large mega particle cannons. However, the weight reduction came with a downside - thinner armor. The thinner armor and fixed beam sabers in the knee armor left the X-2 with compromised close combat abilities. Following tests with an additional prototype unit, the design was refined and produced as the MSA-005 Methuss.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Anaheim Laboratory Log
Original mechanical designer: Masanobu Oku

 

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