Model number: RMS-108
Code name: Marasai
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Titans; Neo Zeon; Zeon remnants; Kamerade
First deployment: 23 April UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 20.5 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 33.1 metric tons; max gross 59.4 metric tons; mass ratio 1.48
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,790 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74,600 kg total (2 x 19,300 kg, 3 x 12,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 8
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,900 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.4 MW, stored in recharge racks in right shoulder shield, hand-carried in use; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.2 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap
During the Anti-Earth Union Group’s uprising against the Earth Federation Forces’ corrupt Titans force, civilian contractor Anaheim Electronics found itself caught in the middle, despite the fact that the company was a secret AEUG supporter. One of the mobile suit designs developed by Anaheim for the AEUG was the RMS-108 Marasai, which followed the EFF’s successful RMS-106 Hi-Zack and RX-107 Rozet units. However, Anaheim soon came under the scrutiny of the Titans, and provided the Marasai design to the Titans in a gesture of goodwill (and to keep the Titans from taking action against them for their support of the AEUG). The Marasai, though in many ways similar to the Hi-Zack, was a big step up in terms of abilities and performance. Mounting the latest Gundarium armor and equipped with a higher output generator, the Marasai was capable of using beam weapons, and was slightly better in terms of speed and maneuverability. The Marasai, like its Hi-Zack predecessor, was easy to pilot and maintain, and it saw heavy mass production during the Gryps War. The Marasai was also used by Neo Zeon during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088, and later on by Zeon remnants in an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096.
Pilot(s): Jerid Messa, Kacricon Cacooler, Sarah Zabiarov, Siddeley, Jonathan, Ewen Bader, Hewitt Reines, Ernest McGuire, Yahagi Franziback, Shelly Page (aka Olga Timoshenko), Kamuna Tachibana
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Makoto Kobayashi (principal design, Zeta Gundam version), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup, Zeta Gundam version)
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006
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