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Noselle

 

noselle

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: unknown
Code name: Noselle
Unit type: mobile suit-use support base
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: SNRI; Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0136
Accommodation: pilot and copilot plus additional passengers, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x beam cannon, mounted on main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A mobile suit support base, the Noselle was inspired by designs such as the Dodai YS and Gator used by Zeon forces during the last century. Though it could function both in space and on Earth, it lacked the ability to perform atmospheric reentry unassisted. The Noselle could carry a single mobile suit and, thanks to its design, could be "driven" by said suit in a fashion similar to a personal watercraft. However, its main purpose was to function as a base of operations, much like the AEUG's FXA-08R Mega Rider. The main cockpit had seating for four, and further inside were living quarters for an extended deployment. During the battle to stop the Jupiter Empire's new colony laser, SNRI loaned the Noselle to Tobia Arronax, who used it to find and recruit the best pilots he could for the mission. When the newly formed "Steel 7" headed off to Jupiter, they stayed in the relative comfort of the Noselle while en route, and afterwards the craft is used to help the Arana Abejo make up for its unbalanced performance.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Minoru Suzuki, Mitchell Derek Nar
Appearances: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

 

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