TMF/TR-2 BuCUE Tactical Reconnaissance Type


Model number: TMF/TR-2
Code name: 
BuCUE Tactical Reconnaissance Type
Unit type: terrestrial fighter and tactical reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x engine-driven caterpillar tread (tank mode)
Equipment and design features: radome, mounted on back; 3D ultracompact optical sensor array, range unknown; enhanced multiband sensor cluster, range unknown; metaphase SQUID sensor and bi-directional quantum bitstream communication system (optional); stealth system
Fixed armaments: 
2 x high-output laser gun, mounted on back; 4 x leg spike, mounted inside feet; double-edged beam saber, mounted on mouth (later modification)
Optional fixed armaments: many x missiles, mounted on wing hardpoints; many x machine gun, mounted on wing hardpoints

ZAFT’s TMF/TR-2 BuCUE Tactical Reconnaissance Type was a variant of the standard TMF/A-802 BuCUE ground combat mobile suit. Designed for reconnaissance missions, the BuCUE Recon Type replaced the railgun and missile launcher of the standard BuCUE with a sensor radome. The BuCUE Recon Type’s head featured a special optical sensor array, and the main body was also equipped with a multiband sensor cluster. The unit also featured a stealth system, but unlike Mirage Colloid-equipped mobile suits, the BuCUE’s stealth system was only effective against radar. Its main armament was a pair of laser guns, but it was also armed with leg spikes and could optionally be equipped with missiles and machine guns on the wing hardpoints. After ZAFT acquired beam weaponry technology, the BuCUE Recon Type was refitted to include a double-sided beam saber on the mouth. Junk Guild member Lowe Guele purchased the head of a destroyed BuCUE Recon Type and refitted it to serve as a beam saber glove for his MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view


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