|First Seen||0087 U.C.|
|Last Seen||0088 U.C.|
|Operator||Anti Earth Union Group|
|Known Pilots||Fa Yuiry|
|Overall Height||26.0 meters85.302 ft |
1,023.622 in (MS mode)
|Head Height||18.1 meters59.383 ft |
712.598 in (MS mode)
|Overall Length||21.8 meters (MA mode)|
|Max Weight||52.4 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||27.8 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||1640 kW2,199.276 hp|
|Sensor Range||11300 meters37,073.491 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)|
|Max Acceleration||1.81 G|
|Rocket Thrusters||3 x 18600 kg41,005.969 lb |
Technology and Combat Characteristics
The Methuss was the first true transformable mobile suit produced by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG under their "Project Zeta". The suit was used to test the transformation system which would later be used in the powerful MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam and the MSZ-008 ZII. Like the Zeta Gundam, the Methuss was very fast and agile in mobile armor mode. However, it was only a prototype unit and never was intended to be mass produced, so the Methuss was only armed with two beam guns, which were mounted on its forearms, two grenade launchers mounted in the forearms, and six beam sabers. (It is worth noting that they are "beam guns" in shape only - because they are hardwired into the Methuss' generator, it's believed that they are at least as powerful as standard beam rifles of the time.)
Aside from technology testing and combat the Methuss also provided use as a support machine, acting as a second power generator for the upgraded Mega Bazooka Launcher.
- Beam Gun
- The Methuss carries two beam guns, one mounted in each forearm. When in standby mode the beam guns are stored in the forearms. When in combat the beam guns flip out in a forward position. Each beam gun is rated with a power output of 2.0 MW.
- Beam Saber
- The Methuss is equipped with 6 beam sabers, three stored in each forearm where the recharge racks are located.
- Grenade Launcher
- The Methuss is armed with two grenade launchers, one in each forearm, to improve it's firepower.
Despite the Methuss being a prototype it was still assigned to the AEUG flagship Argama and used first by Reccoa Londe in the year UC 0087. Afterwards it was assigned to young pilot trainee Fa Yuiry. As she wasn't a terribly good pilot, the Methuss was often heavily damaged, but it turned out to be easy and quick to repair so it would be ready for the next engagement. Amazingly, Fa and the Methuss managed to survive the Gryps Conflict.
The Methuss briefly remained in service during the first Neo Zeon movement as well, again used by Fa against the Neo Zeon task force lead by Mashymre Cello. The Neo Zeon attacked the Argama while it was berthed at the Shangi-La colony and, following the Argama's escape into space, the Methuss was heavily damaged. Fa, torn between her duty to the AEUG and her desire to take care of then-mentally-crippled Kamille Bidan, left the Argama and returned to Shangri-La. This is the last appearance of the Methuss; presumably, it was abandoned by Fa and/or collected by junk scrappers.
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