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MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-21D1
Code name: Dra-C Custom
Unit type: custom space attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeon remnants
Operator: Zeon remnants
Rollout: UC 0083
First deployment: UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 31.6 meters
Weight: empty 24.5 metric tons; max gross 49.9 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 596 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 159,500 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left arm, features beam saber
Optional hand armaments: Zaku machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the end of the One Year War at the Battle of A Baoa Qu on December 31, UC 0079, many remnants of the Zeon military went into exile, surviving and rebuilding their forces as best they could until they could renew the war against the Earth Federation Forces. One remnant was the Delaz Fleet, and it built the MS-21C Dra-C as an exclusive new mobile suit with salvaged parts and mobile suit components. Its torso and arms were salvaged from the MS-06F-2 Zaku II F2, but it mounted a pair of large propellant tanks in place of legs. Since it resembled a mobile armor as much as it did a mobile suit, the Dra-C was not equipped with an AMBAC (Active Mass Balance AutoControl) system, instead relying on main thrusters and a pair of large, vernier-laden shoulder pods for attitude control. A variant design, the MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom, used different shoulder thrusters that resulted in better acceleration but lower maneuverability. The Dra-C Custom replaced the original’s forearm-mounted vulcan gun with a regular arm that could carry a Zaku machine gun. The Dra-C Custom’s armaments could further be expanded with the Heavy Weapons Type.

Miscellaneous Information
Lineart
ms-21c-beamsaber
Beam saber
Gundam 0083 Info


Director(s):
Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992

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