Model number: N/A
Code name: Rhinoceros Type A
Unit type: ground use mobile armor
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon field engineers
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 2 January UC 0080
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in Zaku II torso
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x arm machine gun, mounted beneath main cannon; 2 x missile pod, mounted above main cannon; 2 x flank machine gun; main cannon
The Rhinoceros Type A mobile armor was developed near the end of the war by squads in the front lines, using mostly spare parts. The development details were the same as that of the MS-06V Zaku Tank, but its abilities were superior in comparison. The Rhinoceros had heavy attack power and was used for long-range attacks, but what it gained in offense it lost in defense. Only one Rhinoceros was known to have been built and was deployed at Zeon’s Hughenden HLV base in Australia. It was destroyed on January 2, UC 0080, while defending the base from the attacking EFF White Dingo team.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes
Original mechanical designer: Hideyuki Kikuchi
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