Apsaras III


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 1,220 kW each, total output rated at 3,660 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: output unknown; 2 x Minovsky craft system: output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: large high mega particle cannon, mounted in main body

After the test flights and collection of combat and flight data from the Apsaras and Apsaras II were completed, Ginias Sahalin set out to complete his dream project and bring it to fruition. The final version, the Apsaras III, was 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 was equipped with three power generators pulled from MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II units. It also mounted two Minovsky craft systems instead of one, making the Apsaras III much more stable during atmospheric flight. These Minovsky craft modules were mounted on giant, spindly legs which anchored the mobile armor to the ground while firing its main cannon. However, the Apsaras III was never used against its intended Jaburo target, as word of it reached the Earth Federation Forces and their Kojima Battalion destroyed it before it ever got out of Southeast Asia.

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




Rear view

Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info

Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

12 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998


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