Model number: N/A
Code name: Apsaras II
Unit type: experimental base attack use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in tandem-seat standard cockpit in main body
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,400 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: output unknown; Minovsky craft system: output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: large high mega particle cannon, mounted in main body; Minovsky craft system energy pulse
Built on the same basic design as its Apsaras predecessor, Ginias Sahalin’s Apsaras II featured a perfected Minovsky craft system that was much more stable in atmospheric flight. It also incorporated an extremely powerful mega particle cannon, capable of blasting through thick layers of rock. Once again piloted by Ginias’ sister Aina Sahalin, the Apsaras II soon began test flights in Zeon’s testing grounds in Southeast Asia. When word of the test flights reached the Earth Federation Forces, the 08th M.S. Team was dispatched to investigate and capture or disable the new mobile weapon. The 08th M.S. Team soon found their quarry, and the Apsaras II was heavily damaged during the battle and was forced to crash-land in the Himalaya mountains on November 9, UC 0079. Aina survived and destroyed the Apsaras II to keep it from falling into EFF hands. Soon after that, salvaged parts from the Apsaras II and the original Apsaras were used to build the final Apsaras III.
Pilot: Aina Sahalin
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info
12 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002
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