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The MSA-005K Guncannon Detector (often misspelled as "Dictector", and also known as"Guncannon DT") is a mobile suit developed from the MSA-005 Methuss, and first featured in Z-MSV. Its design is later updated and featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn novel, its OVA adaptation and the television re-cut.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A ground artillery mobile suit for mid-range support, it was co-manufactured by Karaba, an AEUG support organization, and the Anaheim Electronics during the Gryps Conflict. It used the movable frame of the MSA-005 Methuss as a base, and taking references from the RX-77 Guncannon, it has two Vulcan guns and a pair of beam cannons. Despite this, the suit is not related to the Guncannon, its name was given by one of Karaba’s leader, Hayato Kobayashi, who had piloted a Guncannon during the One Year War.

Other weapons of the suit are a shoulder-mounted beam gun and a handheld beam rifle, and almost all of its armor was newly designed. By using the transformation mechanism of the Methuss’ frame, the Guncannon Detector can transform into its Artillery Form by kneeing and unfolding its front armor under its waist, forming a three-point support system for stable, highly precise artillery fire. This transformation process is instantaneous thanks to the frame’s excellent strength and responsiveness.

Armaments

  • Vulcan Gun
Mounted on the head, the pair of vulcan guns are small caliber shell-firing weapons. They have low firepower, but their rapid-fire capability makes them useful for destroying missiles, deter closing in enemy machines, and the likes. The Z-MSV version has 30mm vulcan guns, while the Gundam Unicorn version has 60mm vulcan guns that offers sufficient power in close combat, and said to be of the same model as those on the MSA-003 Nemo and other mobile suits.
  • Beam Gun
Attached to the right shoulder’s front armor, it is a semi-automatic beam weapon for close combat. Despite its low output, it can automatically detect approaching enemies and intimidate or restrain them when the suit is in Artillery Form. It has no problem destroying mobile suits.
  • Beam Cannon
A pair of beam cannons are mounted on the back and positioned over the shoulders. Contain an improved version of the system used on high-output beam cannon, which was adopted by a few mass-produced machines. The beam cannons are directly connected to the suit’s generators, but they also have a CAP system that serves as a spare circuit for applications and tactics that require one.
  • Beam Rifle
A custom beam rifle specifically made for the Guncannon Detector, it is created by combining various beam devices owned by Karaba. Although an improvised weapon, it later contributed to the verification of equipment procurement with multiple functions and uses. It was said to be excellent for practical uses.
  • Grenade Launcher
The Guncannon Detector's beam rifle is fitted with an underslung grenade launcher. The grenades are not very effective against large ships which has thick armor, but are ideal mid-range anti-mobile suit weapons.

History

In UC 0087, the Guncannon Detector was manufactured by Karaba and Anaheim Electronics as a ground-use artillery mobile suit for mid-range fire support. It was known that 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. The suit's total production number was unknown and they were various theories.

After the Gryps Conflict, a small number of Guncannon Detectors were inducted into the Earth Federation. In UC 0096, Guncannon Detectors were deployed by the Earth Federation to protect the Torrington Base against an assault by Zeon remnant forces, where they disabled multiple Zeon MS carrier units. One of the Guncannon Detector along with a MSA-003 Nemo were eventually destroyed by a combination attack from a MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen, MS-06D Desert Zaku and MS-09G Dwadge.

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Z-MSV Mechanics
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AEUG/Karaba
Mobile Weapon
Gundam Mk-II's variation
FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II
Nemo's variations
MSA-004 Nemo II | MSA-004K Nemo III
Methuss's variations
MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-005S Methuss Kai
Rick Dias's variation
MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II
Hyaku Shiki's variations
MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai | MSR-00100S Hyaku Shiki Kai Mass Production Type
Z Gundam's variations
MSZ-006-X Prototype Ζ Gundam | MSZ-007 Mass Production Type Ζ Gundam | MSZ-008 ZII
Dijeh's variation
SE-DJ-1R Dijeh SE-R
Other
MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
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Keraunos /AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack (Epidendrum) | RMS-106 Hizack (Keraunos Squad) | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

Land Battleship
Heavy Fork-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II | PVN.4/3 Wappa
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerado
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson


Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Londo Bell/ECOAS
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
D-50C Loto | FD-03 Gustav Karl | Junior Mobile Suit | MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-004K Nemo III | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSN-001A1 Delta Plus | MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1 | NZ-666 Kshatriya Besserung | NZ-666 Kshatriya Repaired | RAG-79 Aqua GM | RAS-96 Anksha | RGM-86R GM III | RGM-89A2 Jegan Type-A2 (GR) | RGM-89D Jegan D Type | RGM-89De Jegan (ECOAS Type) | RGM-89DEW EWAC Jegan | RGM-89S Prototype Stark Jegan | RGM-89S Stark Jegan | RGM-96X EWAC Jesta | RGM-96X Jesta | RGM-96X Jesta Cannon | RGZ-91 Re-GZ | RGZ-95 ReZEL | RGZ-95C ReZEL Commander Type | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (Defenser a-Unit) (GR) | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (Defenser b-Unit) (GR) | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (GR) | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-179 GM II | RMS-179 GM II Semi-Striker | RMV-1 Guntank II | RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee | RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn | RX-160S Byarlant Custom

Ship / Submarine
Juneau-class | LCAC
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dish | FF-S3 Saberfish | Salamis
Transporter / Supply Ship
C-88 Medea | Columbus-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Clop-class | Dogosse Giar-class | Garuda-class | Irish-class | Ra Cailum | Salamis-class | SCVA-76 Nahel Argama
Neo Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMS-119 Geara Doga | AMS-119 Geara Doga Heavy Armed Type | AMS-129 Geara Zulu | AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Angelo Sauper Use) | AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Guards Type) | AMS-129M Zee Zulu | AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-004G Qubeley Mass Production Type | AMX-006 Gaza-D | AMX-008 Ga-Zowmn | AMX-009 Dreissen | AMX-011 Zaku III | AMX-101 Galluss-J | AMX-101E Schuzrum-Galluss | AMX-101K Galluss-K | AMX-102 Zssa | AMX-107 Bawoo | AMX-109 Capule | MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type | MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-06V-6 Zaku Tank Green Macaque | MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type | MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid | MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen | MS-09G Dwadge | MS-12 Gigan | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14D Desert Gelgoog | MS-14J ReGelgu | MS-21C Dra-C | MSM-04G Juaggu | MSM-07 Z'Gok | MSM-08 Zogok | MSN-03 Jagd Doga | MSN-06S Sinanju | NZ-666 Kshatriya | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-119 EWAC Zack | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner | YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu
Mobile Armour
AMA-X7 Shamblo | NZ-999 Neo Zeong

Ship / Submarine
Mad Angler-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai YS | Dodai II | P01B Luggun
Support Weapon
Skiure
Transporter / Supply Ship
Fat Uncle
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Endra-class | Garencieres | LMSD-76 Gray Phantom | Musai Kai-class | Musaka-class | Rewloola-class
Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-106CS Hizack Custom | RMS-119 EWAC Zack

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Musai Kai-class
Vist Foundation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-004G Qubeley Mass Production Type | ARX-014 Silver Bullet | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee | RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn

Transporter / Supply Ship
Klimt
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TOLRO-800 "Torohachi"
Mobile Worker
Med