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MAJ-S08 Xiaoshou

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MAJ-S08
Code name: Xiaoshou
Unit type: mass production space combat mobile armor
Manufacturer: HRL (Human Reform League)
Operator(s): HRL; Earth Sphere Federation; civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials:
 unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; fuel tank, attached to lower portion of main body
Fixed armaments: 80mm x 50 caliber smoothbore gun, mounted on right forearm
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

Because there were no space use variants of the MSJ-04 Fantong, the Human Reform League deployed the mobile armor MAJ-S08 Xiaoshou to fill the gap. The single tank on its lower body was a fuel tank, and its sole armament was a smoothbore gun. Subsequently, the MSJ-06II-E Tieren Space Type replaced the Xiaoshou as the HRL’s space combat machine. The Xiaoshou was then used for space development, orbital elevator maintenance, etc. Thus, the unit was reclassified as a work loader and was well-liked by the workers for several reasons. One reason was that despite its small size, it had high mobility. Another popular feature was the ability of its pair of hands to perform delicate work. Lastly, it had high performance despite its low operation cost. Some Xiaoshou were later sold to civilians, and there were civilian use versions produced by licensed manufacturers. During her schooling days, Chall Acustica requested a Xiaoshou for use in a competition. However, her request was denied because there were still many Xiaoshou used for combat purposes. In 2314, the outdated Xiaoshou was pressed into service by the Earth Sphere Federation to bolster its defense line during the ELS invasion.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Chall Virgo
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00F

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Writer:

Tomohiro Chiba

Artist:
Koichi Tokita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio

Manga Release:
Japan 10.26.2007 – 05.26.2009
U.S. 12.09.2009 – 09.01.2020

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