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XM-05B Berga-Barus

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XM-05B
Code name: Berga-Barus
Unit type: custom high performance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0123
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.6 meters
Weight: empty 9.7 metric tons; max gross 27.6 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,410 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 107,190 kg total (16,580 kg, 4 x 9,580 kg, 3 x 8,950 kg, 8 x 3180 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 87
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: shot lancer, with attached 2-barrel heavy machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The last model of the Berga series, the Crossbone Vanguard’s XM-05B Berga-Barus mobile suit was a high performance, customized version of the standard XM-05 Berga-Giros. The increase in performance in the Berga Barus was due primarily to the “wide wing type” shelf nozzles on its backpack. With the thrusters arranged over a much wider arc, the Berga-Barus was much more maneuverable than its Berga-Giros predecessor. At least one Giros-type unit was known to exist, operated by the Crossbone Vanguard’s Dark Tiger team in Side 3’s Zebra Zone in early UC 0123.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Shelf Sheffield
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C. 0123
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart

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Silhouette Formula 91 Info


Writer:
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)

Artist:
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)

Format:
1 volume

Manga Release:
Japan 08.05.1992 – 11.15.1993

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