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MS-21C Dra-C

Unit Type

Mass Production Assault Space Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime
OVA
Game

Profile

Model Number
  • MS-21C
Developed from
First Seen
Last Seen
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 29.8 meters97.769 ft
    1,173.228 in
Max Weight
  • 49.0 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 23.9 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 569 kW763.042 hp
Sensor Range
  • 10900 meters35,761.155 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Armor
  • Super-hard steel alloy

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 2.40 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 2 x 28000 kg61,729.416 lb
    30.865 tons
  • 3 x 20500 kg45,194.751 lb
    22.597 tons
Armaments
  • Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
Optional Equipment
  • 3-barrel 40mm Vulcan Gun
  • Mega Gatling Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png (Sleeves Use)

The MS-21C Dra-C was a mass-produced space attack mobile suit, it was featured in OVA Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory. It is later featured in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam movies in a gray color scheme used by Axis Zeon, and then in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, where it is recolored purple and used by the Neo Zeon remnants.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Interestingly, the Dra-C was not equipped with an AMBAC system, and also lacked the legs a standard mobile suit featured. Instead, the Dra-C mounted two long slim propellant tanks in their place to extend the units range and operating duration. Instead, it relied on its primary thrusters and the verniers in the twin shoulder-mounted pods to control its altitude during space flight. The Dra-C was also lightly armed, with only a 40mm vulcan gun mounted in place of the right forearm and a beam saber attached to the bottom of the small shield over the left arm. The 40mm vulcan could also be replaced with a mega gatling gun for increased firepower.

Armaments

  • Shield
Mounted on the Dra-C's shield is a beam saber that could be deployed at any time. Made from leftover battleship plating, the shield incorporates a small generator and e-cap system with a cooling unit since the suit's own generator is insufficient for beam weaponry.
  • Beam Saber
  • 3-barrel 40mm Vulcan Gun
This weapon is unique to the Dra-C, as vulcans aren't usually in the form of wielded guns. It's low caliber isn't powerful enough in dealing sufficient damage to mobile suits, but it can damage a mobile suit's sensors, or lightly-armored targets.
  • Mega Gatling Gun
The 40mm vulcan gun for the Dra-C's forearm could be replaced with a more powerful gatling gun for increased firepower against more advanced mobile suits. Used on the Dra-C units deployed by The Sleeves.

History

After the end of the One Year War many of the Zeon remnants that refused to let the war end in anything less than victory retreated from the Earth Sphere and went into hiding. While in exile these renegade fleets were slowly building up their forces, plotting to renew their conflict against the Earth Federation.

One of these rogue Zeon fleets was the Delaz Fleet, and to bolster their military strength they built new mobile suits using what scrap parts they had available. The result was the MS-21C Dra-C, a space-only fast-interception attack use mobile suit. The Dra-C was built out of parts from old Gattle fighter-bombers with the torso and arms borrowed from the MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type.

In U.C. 0096, Dra-C units were deployed by the "The Sleeves" to defend the Palau asteroid from the attacking Earth Federation forces. The Dra-C unit operated by The Sleeves were repainted in a new color scheme, given a more powerful gatling gun in place of the 40mm vulcan, and finally given the distinctive markings featured on many of the mobile suits used by The Sleeves. Despite the upgrade in the Dra-C's armaments, the outdated Dra-C units performed poorly and suffered heavily in combat against the more advanced and modern mobile suits of the Earth Federation.

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