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RAS-96 Anksha

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RAS-96
Code name: 
Anksha
Unit type:
 transformable general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0096
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 22.3 meters
Weight: empty 28.3 metric tons; max gross 43.9 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,200 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79,600 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam rifle, operable in mobile suit and mobile armor mode, mounted in movable shield binders; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in knees, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The RAS-96 Anksha was the successor to the NRX-044 Asshimar used by the Earth Federation Forces and the Titans during the Gryps War in UC 0087. To streamline production and maintenance, the Anksha was designed to be compatible with the standards of the EFF’s current mass production mobile suit, the RGM-89 Jegan. The Anksha specialized in high altitude unassisted flight in Earth’s atmosphere. The Anksha featured improved armaments over the original Asshimar, which only carried a large rifle. The Anksha was equipped with vulcan guns, beam sabers and two beam rifles mounted on movable shield binders. In UC 0096, several Ankshas were stationed aboard the air transport Garuda. Most were either damaged or destroyed in a battle with the Neo Zeon ship Garencieres. In UC 0097, two Ankshas served escort duty transporting Martha Vist Carbine through Colorado and came under surprise attack from four MSK-008 Dijehs belonging to Luio & Co.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)
Original mechanical designer:
 Hajime Katoki
Note: Based on the RAS-96 Anksha from the Gundam Unicorn novels

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Beam saber storage
Gundam Unicorn Info


Director:
Kazuhiro Furuhashi

Writer(s):
Yasuyuki Muto
Harutoshi Fukui (novel)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki
Yoshinori Sayama
Nobuhiko Genma

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Hiroyuki Sawano

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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