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MSER-04 Anf

 

mser-04

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSER-04

Code name: Anf

Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit

Manufacturer: HRL (Human Reform League)

Operator(s): HRL; Kingdom of Azadistan; civilians

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.3 meters

Weight: max gross 134.9 metric tons
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: fossil fuel engine (early units), power output rating unknown; chemical reaction fuel engine (later modification), power output rating unknown

Propulsion: unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown

Fixed armaments: 30mm machine gun, mounted underneath head

Optional hand armaments: 200mm x 25 caliber smoothbore gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the Human Reform League stops using fossil fuels, it redesigns its MSJ-04 Fantong into the MSER-04 Anf for export and rental. The suit's name refers to the Arabic word for "nose," and many Anfs are exported to Middle Eastern (and later African) countries that are still using fossil fuels. The Anf is a popular mobile suit in poor countries due to its extremely low cost, low malfunction rate and a body structure that allows for easy repair. Civilian trading companies throughout the world sell Anf units, sometimes exporting them to countries in violation of arms embargoes. Some companies also recycle retired Fantong units and resell them as newly produced Anfs. The Anf's success causes the HRL to increase production, which further reduces the cost per unit, and this in turn leads to increased demands in other regions. Fossil fuels are difficult to obtain outside to Middle East, so to accommodate global demand, the HRL creates a chemical reaction fuel engine to replace the original fossil fuel engine. This newer engine is more environmentally friendly because it does not produce carbon dioxide. It is also relatively simple to replace the engine, so many earlier Anf units are upgraded to the new engine. Although the Anf is insufficient in combat against modern mobile suits, it fares well as an antipersonnel unit. Its armaments include a 30mm machine gun mounted underneath the head and a 200mm x 25 caliber smoothbore gun.

 

The Anf is not widely used in Union-controlled areas, though they are utilized in large numbers by South American countries prior to their entry into the Union. Although there are some combat capable Anfs in Australia, most are used for civil engineering work due to their durability and power output. Australia's combat use Anfs function as emergency reserve units meant to support Southeast Asian countries in protecting the orbital elevator. As of 2312, the region with the highest number of Anfs in operation is the HRL. The majority of these machines are modified Fantongs that are still serving in the army. This is particularly true for the northern region of the HRL, which sees very little mobile suit combat. The number is relatively lower in the southern region, as the main combat machines there are being constantly replaced by the MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type. Following the creation of the Earth Sphere Federation government, the number of Anfs still outnumbers the ESF's GN-X series.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00; Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam 00P; Mobile Suit Gundam 00F; Mobile Suit Gundam 00N

 

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Cockpit

 

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