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MSA-007T Nero Trainer Type

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSA-007T
Code name: Nero Trainer Type
Unit type: general purpose trainer 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 20.88 meters; head height 19.02 meters
Weight: empty 38.2 metric tons; max gross 61.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,650 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 66,400 kg total (4 x 10,200 kg, 4 x 6,400 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; 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

The MSA-007T Nero Trainer Type was a high mobility version of the MSA-007 Nero equipped with binders on its shoulders. These binders contained propellant tanks and nuclear thermal rocket engines similar to those installed in the Nero’s backpack, giving this version superb maneuverability and performance. The mobile suit had smaller shoulder armor so as not to interfere with the movement of the binders, and vulcan guns were installed in its head. Its high performance made this version an excellent aggressor machine in the hands of a skilled pilot, and it was usually employed as a trainer for combat instruction purposes. During the Pezun Rebellion, one Nero Trainer Type was carried aboard the Taskforce Alpha flagship Pegasus III for use by mobile suit squadron commander Stole Mannings. Although Mannings used this machine mainly for pilot training, on April 4, UC 0088, he took it into combat in a suicidal attempt to protect the Pegasus III from the mobile armor AMA-100 Z’od-iacok.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Stole Mannings
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: custom lineart by Gordan Gregov

Lineart
msa-007-beamrifle
Beam rifle
Gundam Sentinel Info


Writer:

Masaya Takahashi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka

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

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