MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type
Model number: MSJ-06II-A
Code name: Tieren Ground Type
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: HRL (Human Reform League)
Operator(s): HRL; Katharon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.1 meters
Weight: max gross 121.3 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: energy battery, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 30mm machine gun, mounted in chest; 2 x shield, mounted on shoulders; shield, mounted on left leg; 200mm x 25 caliber smoothbore gun, features 12.7mm coaxial machine gun, mounted on left forearm; carbon blade, mounted on rack on rear waist, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: bazooka
The MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type is a mass production mobile suit created by the Human Reform League as the successor to the MSJ-04 Fantong. In use for over a decade, the Tieren rolls out near the end of the Solar Power Wars and has been improved numerous times while keeping the same basic structure. Like its predecessor, the Tieren is heavier and slower because mobility has been sacrificed for higher defense capability and the ability to carry super heavy weaponry. Although the Tieren's weapons are less advanced compared to other nations, they are easy to produce, have high reliability and are highly regarded by soldiers. As a result of the HRL focusing its efforts on a single machine, the Tieren's malfunction rate is 40 percent lower than mobile suits from other nations, and its maintenance time is one fifth of other nations' suits. Unlike the Fantong, the Tieren does not use a fossil fuel engine and is instead battery powered. The right chest contains a port for external power supply. The basic control system of Tieren and its variants are all standardized, allowing pilots to switch units easily. Unlike the control system of other mobile suits, the Tieren's cockpit has no monitor. Instead, external images and data are projected onto the pilot's eyes via the cable connected helmet. The pilot can input commands by using slight movements of the eyeball and head. Due to this system, the helmet completely conceals the pilot's face.
The Tieren's main armament is an arm-mounted smoothbore gun can be loaded with different types of bullets and mounts a coaxial 12.7mm machine gun. The trajectory of the coaxial machine gun is adjusted to synchronize with the main gun's at a distance of around 2000 meters. Thus, the machine gun can be fired to accurately know the main gun's bullet landing point and hence improve the accuracy of the main gun. A carbon blade made of super-hard carbon can make full use of the suit's power and weight during attacks. Even if the attack is blocked, it has sufficient power to cause the opponent to lose its balance. The 30mm machine gun has low firepower but is capable of rapid fire and is mainly used for aerial interception, anti-personnel attacks, and for restricting enemy movements during combat. The bazooka is actually a 550mm missile launcher. It is called a bazooka by the soldiers due to its look and is one of the few Tieren weaponry to have a grip. The double column type magazine contains 10 missiles. The rear section of the bazooka can slide back to accommodate the missile type and firing range. The weapon is not used against Celestial Being's Gundams as radar is jammed, preventing the use of the bazooka's guided missiles. The Tieren has a leg mounted shield to protect the joints in the lower body from enemy attacks. Although the shield is mounted only on the left leg, it can be easily moved to face incoming attacks. When the Tieren is shooting while kneeling, the gap at the top of the shield can be used to support and stabilize the smoothbore gun.
Besides the ground type, the mass produced Tieren also has other variants like the MSJ-06II-E Tieren Space Type, plus customized machines for ace pilots. With the appearance of solar reactor equipped mobile suits in 2307, the Tieren is forced to step down from the front lines, and the development of its successor is also frozen. However, as solar reactor equipped suits are still limited in numbers, the Tieren remains in service and is deployed in limited roles such as guarding facilities. The mature mobile suit tactics borne from the use of Tieren are highly regarded by the UN Army, and as such they are included in the forces' doctrine and continue to be applied.
Pilot: Sulu Suluzu
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00; Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam 00F; Mobile Suit Gundam 00I; Mobile Suit Gundam 00P
Original mechanical designer: Kenji Teraoka
200mm x 25 caliber smoothbore gun