Model number: MSA-007E
Code name: EWAC Nero
Unit type: reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot and radar operator, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.03 meters; head height 21.32 meters
Weight: empty 43.6 metric tons; max gross 79.2 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 6,250,000 meters; extra propellant tanks
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none
The MSA-007E EWAC Nero was an Early Warning And Control (EWAC) mobile suit based on the MSA-007 Nero. Although Minovsky particle interference prevented the use of radar and radio communication, the dispersal of these particles was prohibited by the Granada Treaty that ended the One Year War, and so radar search and detection was still effective in areas with low Minovsky particle density. The EWAC Nero was designed to detect enemy machines and gather intelligence, then relay this information to the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard its mothership. The huge head of the EWAC Nero contained long-range radar antennas and was equipped with multi-sensors for passive intelligence gathering, while its backpack contained data processing and communications systems. The information it gathered could be relayed in real time via radio and laser signals, or recorded onto the data pods stored in its backpack for later recovery. The EWAC Nero could also be equipped with Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), wired cameras, and various other reconnaissance equipment. Its two-seater cockpit block housed a pilot and an operator to control all this equipment, and extra propellant tanks were attached to extend its operating time for long missions. At the beginning of the Pezun Rebellion in UC 0088, a data pod recovered from an EWAC Nero recorded the destruction of the Earth Federation Forces’ 127th Squadron at the hands of New Desides mobile suits. A few of these machines were also assigned to the command ships of the suppression fleet that was dispatched to defeat the New Desides. The EWAC Nero’s unusual design was seen again in a later mobile suit, the RGM-89DEW EWAC Jegan.
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988
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