MSA-007 Nero


Model number: MSA-007
Code name: Nero
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 20.20 meters; head height 19.02 meters
Weight: empty 34.1 metric tons; max gross 60.5 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,650 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 40,800 kg total (4 x 10,200 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 8
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 12,000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.9 MW, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

The MSA-007 Nero was a mass production mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics as part of the GM series. Like the original RGM-79 GM, the Nero was based on feedback from high performance Gundam mobile suits. Its lower body was based on the design of the MSA-0011 S Gundam, and its upper body was based on that of the MSA-0012 λ Gundam. As a result its potential was unusually high for a mass production model, and with proper tuning the Nero could rival the performance of higher-class mobile suits. The Nero was also highly expandable. Various binders could be connected to the movable frame of its shoulders, and propellant tanks could be attached to its legs and backpack for use in landing operations. Although its head had space for vulcan guns, these slots were normally left empty, and the latches on the sides of its head allowed a vulcan pod system to be installed instead. The Nero served as the main mobile suit of Taskforce Alpha during the Pezun Rebellion. Taskforce Alpha initially had 40 of these machines, including one MSA-007T Nero Trainer Type, but 20 of them were destroyed during the initial attack on Ayers City on March 13, UC 0088. More than 40 additional units were dispatched with the EFF Home Fleet as reinforcements, and these machines served as the main force during Operation Eagle Fall on March 17.

Pilot: Chung Yung
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki


Beam rifle




Rear view

Gundam Sentinel Info


Masaya Takahashi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka

1 volume

Novel Release:
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988


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