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MSA-005X-1 Methuss X-1

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSA-005X-1
Code name: Methuss X-1
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Rollout: UC 0087
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.1 meters; overall height 26.1 meters
Weight: empty 25.2 metric tons; max gross 48.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,750 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 98,000 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The MSA-005X-1 Methuss X-1 was a prototype unit developed for the Methuss Project to test the transformation mechanism for the mobile suits in the AEUG’s Project Zeta. The X-1 was designed for air superiority in a 1G environment, and the design team included members from the former Hervic Company, which designed the FF-X7 Core Fighter during the One Year War. The X-1’s mobile armor mode resembled an air combat fighter and was intended to exceed the performance of the EFF’s NRX-044 Asshimar. Stealth properties built into the design of the X-1 made it more difficult to detect by radar. The X-1’s tail stabilizers, which mounted electronic equipment, were later used by the Zeta Plus series and other mobile suits. The design team conducted trials at the California Base to test the X-1. The X-1’s clipped delta wing design allowed for stable, high-speed flight. The team conducted transformation tests at subsonic speeds to examine the X-1’s adaptability in changing combat situations. However, the X-1 was unable to withstand the shock of transformation at subsonic speed and was destroyed. Following tests with two additional prototype units, the design was refined and produced as the MSA-005 Methuss.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Anaheim Laboratory Log
Original mechanical designer:
Masanobu Oku

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Anaheim Laboratory Log Info


Writer(s):

Makoto Ishii
Yasutoshi Takamura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kyoshi Takigawa
Masanobu Oku
Masato Natsumoto

Novel Release:
Japan 11.xx.2016 – 06.xx.2017

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