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MSA-005K Guncannon Detector

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MSA-005K Guncannon Detector




Unit Type

Limited Production Artillery Mobile Suit




Model Number
  • MSA-005K
Developed from
First Seen

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.5 meters60.696 ft
    728.346 in
Head Height
  • 17.3 meters56.759 ft
    681.102 in
Max Weight
  • 54.5 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 34.5 metric tons
Power Output
  • 1780 kW2,387.019 hp
Sensor Range
  • 9200 meters30,183.727 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)


Max Acceleration
  • 1.19 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 2 x 18500 kg40,785.507 lb
    20.393 tons
  • 2 x 13800 kg30,423.784 lb
    15.212 tons
Vernier Thrusters
  • 10
  • 2 x 30mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x 137mm Rocket Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Beam Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
Optional Equipment
  • 2 x Beam Cannon searchgray_iconsmall.png
    • Grenade Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png

The MSA-005K Guncannon Detector (often misspelled as "Dictector", "Gun Cannon DT") is a prototype artillery mobile suit, it is first featured in Z-MSV, the design is later updated and featured in novel Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Guncannon Detector was designed with firepower in mind and is equipped with several beam weapons. Its main armaments are a pair of beam cannons, with a beam gun attached to the right shoulder armor for mid-to-close range combat. Other weapons include a pair of head-mounted vulcan guns and a beam rifle, with a grenade launcher mounted under the barrel. The Guncannon Detector can transform into "Cannon Mode" by flipping its huge backpack unit over its head. It uses the transforming system from the MSA-005 Methuss. A noticeable weakness of the Detector is its lack of any sort of melee weapons, putting it at a disadvantage in close combat.


  • 30mm Vulcan Gun
These head-mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and are generally ineffective against the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles.
  • 137mm Rocket Launcher
  • Beam Gun
Mounted on the right shoulder armor and intended to function as a mid-to close range weapon. It has less power the beam cannons, but a higher rate of fire.
  • Beam Cannon
Mounted over the Detector's shoulders, these weapons are extremely powerful with one shot being enough to destroy a mobile suit. They also have an unusually high rate of fire due to a pair of cooling vents on the back of the mobile suit which keep the cannons from overheating. These beam cannons replace the 137mm rocket launchers when equipped.
  • Beam Rifle
A standard hand carried ranged beam weapon is the beam rifle. Capable of firing concentrated mega particles, attacks from a beam rifle are can damage any ordinary armor that has not be specially treated to resist it. The beam rifle is powered by a rechargeable energy cap.
  • Grenade Launcher
One grenade launcher is attached below the barrel of the beam rifle.


In UC 0087, this mobile suit was developed for Karaba as an artillery mobile suit suitable for use in guerilla combat. It is able to take a shooting position in an instant. Two units were built and dropped by shuttle to North America. While one machine was destroyed in a failed landing attempt, the other was safely collected by Karaba. It was painted with a red color scheme and called Guncannon Detector by Hayato Kobayashi.

In UC 0096, Guncannon Detectors are seen deployed by the Earth Federation during the assault of Torrington Base, where they disabled multiple Zeon MS carrier units. One of the Guncannon Detector along with a Nemo were eventually destroyed by a combination attack form a Dom Tropen, Desert Zaku and Dwadge from the Zeon remnant forces.

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