Model number: MSF-007
Code name: Gundam Mk-III
Unit type: prototype attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.0 meters; head height 19.5 meters
Weight: empty 32.1 metric tons; max gross 48.2 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,022 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 10,7500 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,500 meters; anti-beam reflective coating on armor (Unit 8)
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left forearm; beam saber, stored in rack in shield, hand-carried in use; 2-barrel beam cannon, mounted on backpack
Optional hand armaments: exclusive use long barrel beam rifle
After the AEUG stole three RX-178 Gundam Mk-II units from the Titans in UC 0087, one was sent to Anaheim Electronics for study. The data gathered from disassembling the Mk-II led to the creation of the MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III. The Mk-III featured an overhauled movable frame and utilized Gundarium alloy, which was more lightweight and improved both defensive capabilities and mobility. The Mk-III returned to the starting point of mobile suits – organic movement similar to the human body. The Mk-III’s armaments included a 2-barrel beam cannon, a shield, a beam saber and a long barrel beam rifle. Anaheim produced several Mk-III units for data gathering purposes. Unit 8 featured the same anti-beam coating as the MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki. Its coating was red, indicating that the suit was intended for ace pilot Quattro Bajeena (aka Char Aznable). Unit 8 was secretly transported out of the lunar city of Granada for delivery to the AEUG’s Collier Fleet. However, the transport was attacked en route by Axis mobile suits in the Garden of Thorns, forcing escort pilot Boyd Swan to use Unit 8 in self-defense. Although he was able to defeat the Axis forces, Unit 8 was heavily damaged in the battle.
Pilot: Boyd Swan
First appearance: Z-MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazumi Fujita (Z-MSV version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Anaheim Laboratory Log version)
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