Model number: MA-05R
Code name: Big Ruf
Unit type: space use mobile armor
Manufacturer: MIP Company (original MA-05 Bigro)
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x booster unit, mounted on main body
Fixed armaments: mega particle cannon, mounted in main body; 2 x 4-tube missile launcher, 3 round magazine per tube, mounted on main body; 2 x large claw arm, mounted on main body; large missile, mounted underneath main body
The MA-05R Big Ruf was an attack version of the MA-05 Bigro that carried large weapon payloads, similar to the MSM-07Di Ze’Gok. Three units, converted from existing MA-05 machines, are rolled out in early December UC 0079 at the Zeon space fortress A Baoa Qu. The Big Rufs were outfitted with modified versions of the 100-meter-long anti-ship missiles utilized to defend the fortress. The units were equipped with extra booster units to compensate for the added weight of the anti-ship missiles. One unit was piloted during testing by Robert Gilliam, and eventually all three Big Rufs were destroyed in combat.
Pilot: Robert Gilliam
First appearance: MSV-R
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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