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Apsaras III

 

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Flight mode

Legs extended

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Apsaras III

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: Apsaras III
Unit type: base attack use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: 7 December UC 0079
First deployment: 7 December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in tandem-seat standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Powerplant: 3 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1220 kW each, total output rated at 3660 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: output unknown; 2 x Minovsky craft system: output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3200 meters
Fixed armaments: large high mega particle cannon, mounted in main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

After the test flights and collection of combat and flight data from the Apsaras and Apsaras II are complete, Ginias Sahalin sets out to complete his dream project and bring it to fruition. The final, completed version, the Apsaras III, is completed at Ginias' Southeast Asian mobile suit factory in December UC 0079. Primarily addressing the problem of insufficient generator output to drive its Minovsky craft system, the Apsaras III is equipped with three power generators pulled from MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II units. It also mounts two Minovsky craft systems instead of one, making the Apsaras III much more stable during atmospheric flight. These Minovsky craft modules are mounted on giant, spindly legs which anchor the mobile armor to the ground while firing its main cannon. However, the Apsaras III never gets used against its intended Jaburo target, as word of it reaches Federation intelligence and their Kojima Battalion destroys it before it ever gets out of Southeast Asia.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Aina Sahalin, Ginias Sahalin
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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Cockpit

 

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