EMS-VSX3 Totuga


Model number: EMS-VSX3
Code name: Totuga
Unit type: prototype close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 10.0 meters (approximate)
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; fast-hardening gas, sandwiched between armor layers
Fixed armaments: 2 x hammer hand, mounted on arms; large beam shield, mounted on back
Hand armaments: none

Originally created as a heavily armed long-range support machine, the EMS-VSX3 Totuga was re-purposed for the anti-Crossbone Death Gale Team and was taken in the exact opposite direction. Every other aspect was left intact, but it was given incredible armor that lended it an extreme focus on defense. The “shell” on its back mounted a set of beam shield generators capable of withstanding even battleship-class beam cannons, which destroyed standard beam shields with a single hit. Despite its large size, the Totuga was given good speed so it could cover its teammates, who lacked their own beam shields. Additionally, its armor had a unique multi-layer design, with each layer containing a store of fast-hardening gas that trapped any enemy capable of penetrating it. Because of its bulk, the Totuga could remain unfazed by such attacks, allowing it to easily destroy any enemy trapped within the gas with its hammer hands. However, due to its poor mobility and its lack of ranged weapons, the Totuga was a poor machine when faced in single combat. The sole unit was destroyed near the end of the Jovian War, but was rebuilt three years later as the Bara Totuga, restored to its original purpose in order to help battle the new Jupiter Empire’s renewed attacks on Earth.

Pilot: Barnes Gernsback
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1


Crossbone Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

6 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 12.01.1994 – 03.01.1997


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