Model number: MSN-001A1
Code name: Delta Plus
Unit type: prototype transformable strike mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Londo Bell
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.6 meters (mobile suit mode)
Weight: empty 27.2 metric tons; max gross 60.8 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,360 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 92,400 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 16,200 meters; biosensor
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; shield, features beam cannon and 2-tube grenade launcher, mounts on left arm in mobile suit mode and as nose in waverider mode; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shield, can function as beam guns in waverider mode
During the Gryps War of UC 0087, Anaheim Electronics developed next generation transforming mobile suits for the AEUG resistance group under the Project Zeta banner. One of the designs, codenamed MSN-001 Delta Gundam, was canceled when the transformation mechanism proved too difficult to implement. The design was retooled into the non-transforming MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki, which was used by the AEUG during the Gryps War and First Neo Zeon War. In UC 0090, Anaheim returned to the drawing board and produced the transforming MSN-001A1 Delta Plus. The Delta Plus could transform into a waverider mode similar to the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, which allowed it to enter the atmosphere on its own and fly unassisted around the Earth. The Delta Plus also utilized a biosensor, which was less advanced than Neo Zeon versions and showed no performance improvement with regular pilots. The Delta Plus’ armaments included vulcan guns, a beam rifle, beam sabers/guns and a shield that mounted a beam cannon and 2-tube grenade launcher.
The Delta Plus’ design made it difficult to incorporate into a mobile suit team, and in April UC 0096 it was transferred to the Londo Bell ship Nahel Argama to replenish its fighting strength after a costly battle with Neo Zeon forces at the Industrial 7 space colony. The Delta Plus was assigned to Riddhe Marcenas, a member of the Marcenas political dynasty whose RGZ-95 ReZEL was destroyed during the battle. Riddhe used the Delta Plus to make an unauthorized trip to Earth with Mineva Lao Zabi to allow her to meet with his father, politician Ronan Marcenas. Later, the Delta Plus was heavily damaged in a cramped fight aboard the Garuda against Marida Cruz’s RX-0 Gundam Unicorn 02 Banshee. After the fight, Riddhe was assigned to the re-equipped and redesignated RX-0[N] Gundam Unicorn 02 Banshee Norn.
Gundam Unicorn Info
Harutoshi Fukui (novel)
7 episodes (OVA); 22 episodes (TV re-edit)
Video Release (OVA):
Japan 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014
U.S. 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014
Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.03.2016 – 09.11.2016
U.S. 01.07.2017 – 06.10.2017
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