List of Gundam Sentinel mobile weapons
The following are a list of mobile weapons that appeared in the Gundam photonovel/model kit series Gundam Sentinel, which was written by Masaya Takahashi and appeared in Model Graphix magazine. It is part of the Gundam franchise's Universal Century timeline.
- 1 Earth Federation Forces
- 2 New Desides
- 3 Neo Zeon
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Earth Federation Forces
MSZ-006 Zeta Plus (series)
An improved mass-produced version of the original MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, the Zeta Plus is designed for atmospheric flight. Since the Karaba resistance group wants to field their own Zeta Pluses, the original Zeta Plus A series is expanded into four other variations redesigned for trans-atmospheric flight. The members of the Federation's Task Force Alpha use Zeta Pluses to train at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. A later development called the Zeta Plus R is used as a test-bed for the RGZ-91 ReGZ (which appeared in Char's Counterattack).
Comprising the bulk of Task Force Alpha's mobile suit force, the Nero is part of the Federation's GM series of mass-produced mobile suits. It features various hardpoints to suit a number of missions.
- MSA-007T Trainer Type
A high-mobility version of the Nero, the Trainer Type is equipped with binders on its arms that contain nuclear-pulse engines and propellant tanks. Although it is usually seen in aggressor training, Stole Mannings flies one such unit in the novel's climax battle.
- MSA-007E EWAC Nero
A special electronic-intelligence version, the EWAC Nero contains an extensive sensor package on its head and backpack, which can also eject pre-recorded data pods for later recovery in case the mobile suit itself is destroyed.
MSA-0011 S Gundam
The novel's main Gundam mecha, the Superior Gundam is a prototype transformable mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics under the codename Ι Gundam. Like the Nero, the S Gundam also features several hardpoints and can also split up into three parts akin to the original RX-78 Gundam, called the G-Core, G-Attacker, and G-Bomber. Each of the pieces have a pilot assigned to it. Task Force Alpha acquires one of four S-Gundam prototypes for the operation against the New Desides. In the novel's climax, the S-Gundam's advanced AI system, ALICE, establishes self-awareness, ejects its pilots, and controls the unit in battle against the remaining New Desides forces before it is destroyed upon atmospheric reentry.
MSA-0011[Bst] S Gundam Booster Unit Type
A special modification of the S Gundam, the Booster Unit Type simply replaces the S Gundam's leg parts with two nuclear thermal boosters to give it added mobility for high-speed strikes. It appears in the early stages of the attack on the asteroid Pezun.
- Plan 303E Deep Striker
A further development of the Booster Type S Gundam, the Deep Striker mobile armor is designed for utmost speed while unleashing sheer firepower on the enemy. Its most notable weapon is a mega-particle cannon taken off a Federation battleship. The unit only exists in the novel as a concept design.
MSA-0011[Ext] Ex-S Gundam
The Extraordinary-Superior (Ex-S) Gundam is a major heavy-assault upgrade of the S Gundam. The unit is equipped with additional armor, extra beam weapons, I-field generators (including one on its chest area), and reflective Incoms, plus two nuclear thermal rocket engines and propellant tanks to further increase its combat range. The Ex-S Gundam can also transform into a mobile armor called the G-Cruiser. EFSF pilot Ryu Roots mans the Ex-S in killing New Desides leader Brave Cod.
A prototype version of ZZ Gundam's MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam, the Full Armor ZZ (FAZZ) Gundam is equipped with a large hyper-mega-beam cannon, two missile launchers and two smaller beam cannons. However, the FAZZ's armor is not as durable as that of the ZZ Gundam, which comes to light when Brave Cod's Gundam Mark V destroys three FAZZ units assigned as Task Force Alpha's fire-support team.
ORX-013 Gundam Mark V
Originally designed and commissioned by the Titans during the events of Z Gundam, the Mark V is a smaller version of the MRX-009 Psyco Gundam that can be used by normal pilots. Aside from standard mobile suit armaments (including beam cannons that can be converted to beam sabers), the Mark V is equipped with a pair of "Incoms," disc-shaped beam guns that are remotely-controlled by the pilot. Defecting Federation commander Brian Aeno presents a Mark V to New Desides leader Brave Cod, who uses it to devastating effect before he is killed by Ryu Roots halfway through the novel.
RMS-141 Xeku Eins
Part of a new series of mobile suits developed at the asteroid base Pezun, the Xeku Eins is a general purpose mass production mobile suit. The New Desides pilots take a liking to the Xeku Eins because of its shoulder hard point system and high power output. The hard points enable the Xeku Eins to be equipped with a variety of weapons, such as a beam smartgun slaved to a targeting radome and a heavy machinegun.
RMS-142 Xeku Zwei
The second mobile suit developed in Pezun, the Xeku Zwei is a much more massive version of the Xeku Eins. It carries all of the Xeku Eins' weapons and can easily fly fully loaded using a large array of powerful boosters. Any weapon not in use are hidden in an equipment container at the back of the unit, where the pilot can use robotic arms to get them.
A spear-shaped massive mobile armor, the Z'od-iacok (pronounced Zodiac) is designed as a space supremacy weapon. It is equipped with mega-particle cannons that can be manipulated by its I-field generators. The Z'od-iacok's most notable design feature is its ability to separate into two halves called Zoans that can fight on their own. In the novel, it is revealed that the mobile armor is one of the Neo-Zeon's failed designs. One of the Zoans is destroyed because of an overloading mega-particle cannon while the other is shot down over the atmosphere by the S Gundam.
- Gundam Wars III: Gundam Sentinel, Model Graphix, 1989. ISBN 4-499-20530-1