Model number: MS-13
Code name: Gatsha
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Pezun Asteroid Base
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Overall height: 17.5 meters
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.5 meters; head height 15.1 meters
Weight: empty 89.7 metric tons; max gross 116.5 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,076 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 42,900 kg total
Performance: maximum ground speed 55 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown, anti-ground sensors
Fixed armaments: 2 x 4-tube missile pod, mounted on shoulders, special hammer gun, stored on back, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: cracker grenade
The MS-13 Gatsha was part of Zeon’s Pezun Project at the Pezun asteroid base. This suit was partially based on the MSM-07 Z’Gok, as can be seen in the claws and body design. The Gatsha was designed as a multi-purpose successor to the Z’Gok. The Gatsha’s back featured anti-ground sensors in the shape of a V. The Gatsha’s armaments consisted of two 180mm 4-tube missile launchers mounted on the soldiers, as well as a special hammer gun, which was Zeon’s answer to the RX-78-2 Gundam‘s Gundam Hammer.
First appearance: MS-X
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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