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TS-MA2 Moebius

 

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Equipped with linear gun and missiles

(Gundam SEED)

Equipped with nuclear missile launcher

(Gundam SEED)

Equipped with beam cannon

(SEED-MSV)

Equipped with Gatling cannon

(ASTRAY)

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TS-MA2 Moebius

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: TS-MA2
Code name:
Moebius
Unit type:
mass production mobile armor
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator(s): Earth Alliance; Serpent Tail
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: linear gun, mounted beneath main body; 4 x missile launcher, mounted beneath main body; 2 x 40mm vulcan gun, mounted on main body
Optional fixed armaments: nuclear missile launcher; Gatling gun (Gai Murakumo unit only); beam cannon

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The mass produced mobile armor TS-MA2 Moebius served as the backbone of the Earth Alliance's military for most of the Bloody Valentine War. It was inexpensive to construct and could be outfitted with various types of weapons. The main armament of the Moebius included a linear gun and four missile launchers, all mounted beneath the main body. The Moebius could also be equipped with nuclear missiles, which were used to destroy the ZAFT PLANT Junius Seven on February 14, C.E. 70, in what was later known as the Bloody Valentine incident that ignited the war. Following the Bloody Valentine, ZAFT initiated Operation Uroboros and deployed Neutron Jammers (N-Jammers) in space and on Earth to disrupt all nuclear reactions. With the introduction of ZAFT's first mobile suit, the ZGMF-1017 GINN, the Moebius quickly became the inferior unit and performed poorly in combat. To respond to the ineffectiveness of the Moebius type, the Alliance's Atlantic Federation began a secret project to develop mobile suits more powerful than the GINN. The end result of this project was five prototype Gundam mobile suits. In late C.E. 71, the Alliance secretly acquired ZAFT's N-Jammer Canceler technology, which nullified the N-Jammer's abilities. With this new technology, the Alliance sent many Moebius units back to the front lines equipped with nuclear missiles to once again attack the PLANTs.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Luke, Gail, Gai Murakumo, Canard Pars
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY: Alliance VS ZAFT II
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

Lineart

 

Cockpit

Linear gun
Missile

 

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