The Komusai II is a shuttle craft that appears in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
Technology and Characteristics
The Komusai II replaces the original Komusai on the Musai-class Late Production Type. In addition to a more aerodynamic design, cargo access is now accomplished by a large hatch over the entire bay area rather than a narrow rear hatch, allowing for the storage of a single large mobile suit instead of two smaller ones. For defense, two gun turrets have been added to the engine nacelles. An optional booster unit can be attached to the Komusai II to provide sufficient flight capability to reach Earth orbit without relying on an external launching system.
Sometime, either during the latter part of the One Year War or after it the Komusai was redesigned and given the designation Komusai II. In November U.C. 0083, a unit of Delaz Fleet's Komusai II was deployed in the Gundam-jack operation of RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" at E.F.F. Torrington Base in Australia. It was used as an escape vehicle for Anavel Gato and the stolen Gundam GP02's back to space, but it was shot down by RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" before take-off.
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