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Rhinoceros Type A

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: Rhinoceros Type A
Unit type:
ground use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon field engineers
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 2 January UC 0080
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in Zaku II torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x arm machine gun, mounted beneath main cannon; 2 x missile pod, mounted above main cannon; 2 x flank machine gun; main cannon

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Rhinoceros Type A mobile armor is developed near the end of the war by squads in the front lines, using mostly spare parts. The development details are the same as that of the MS-06V Zaku Tank, but its abilities are superior compared to the Zaku Tank. The Rhinoceros has a heavy attack power and is used for long range attacks, but where it gains in offense it loses in defense. Only one Rhinoceros is known to have been built and is deployed at Zeon's Hughenden H.L.V. base in Australia. It's destroyed while defending the base by the Earth Federation Forces' White Dingo Team on January 2, UC 0080.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes
Original mechanical designer: Hideyuki Kikuchi

 

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