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MSA-005X-3 Methuss X-3

 

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Mobile suit mode

Mobile armor mode

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MSA-005X-3 Methuss X-3

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSA-005X-3
Code name: Methuss X-3
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 18.1 meters; overall height 24.0 meters
Weight: empty 30.2 metric tons; max gross 68.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,000 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 90,000 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional booster
Fixed armaments: 2 x knuckle guard, mounted on hands, 2 x beam gun, mounted on forearms; large mega particle cannon, mounted on backpack; 20 x missile, stored in launchers mounted on main body
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MSA-005X-3 Methuss X-3 was a prototype mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics as part of their Project Zeta series for the AEUG. Compared to the unarmed MSA-005-X1 Methuss X-1 and MSA-005X-2 Methuss X-2, the X-3 was conceived as a base capture unit and was heavily armed. Its main weapon was a large mega particle cannon mounted on its back that could be fired in both mobile suit and mobile armor modes. It was also equipped with 20 missiles, two beam guns and a pair of knuckle guards. One X-3 unit was manufactured and tested, and the evaluation of its performance led to the concept being redesigned as the MSA-005S Methuss Kai.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Anaheim Laboratory Log
Original mechanical designer: Masanobu Oku

 

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