MA-05Ad Big Rang


Model number: MA-05Ad
Code name: Big Rang
Unit type: combat support mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 31 December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 138.0 meters; overall length 203.0 meters; overall width 139.1 meters
Weight: empty 12,000 metric tons; max gross 17,900 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: maximum boost thrust 4,600 metric tons
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Ad unit resupply facility for MP-02A Oggo with maximum cargo capacity 9,200 metric tons
Fixed armaments: mega particle cannon, mounted on MA-05 Bigro control unit; 2 x claw arm, mounted on Bigro control unit; 8 x missile launcher, mounted on Bigro control unit; 3 x Gatling gun, mounted on Bigro control unit; 4 x beam diffusing shell launcher, mounted on fuselage; 2 x 3-tube anti-ship missile launcher, mounted on fuselage

The MA-05Ad Big Rang was a one-off design that combined a modified MA-05 Bigro mobile armor with a battleship fuselage called the Ad (ammunition depot). The resulting combination retained the Bigro’s armaments while adding a support hangar to repair and resupply MP-02A Oggo mobile pods. The Big Rang was armed with a mega particle cannon, missile launchers, Gatling guns, anti-ship missiles and beam-diffusing shell launchers. It was transferred late in the war to the 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit on the Jotunheim and assigned to engineer Oliver May. The Big Rang only saw combat at the Battle of A Baoa Qu and was destroyed in action, but Oliver managed to survive.

Gunner: Oliver May
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (principal design), Takayuki Yanase (Ad unit interior)


Anti-ship missile launcher


Beam diffusing shell launcher






Rear view


Takashi Imanishi

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shinji Aramaki
Kenki Fujioka
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:

Musical Composer:
Megumi Ohashi

6 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 04.26.2005 – 10.28.2005 (The Hidden One Year War); 04.26.2006 – 08.25.2006 (Apocalypse 0079)
U.S. 11.27.2007 (The Hidden One Year War); 01.08.2008 (Apocalypse 0079)


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