The MSA-007 Nero (aka Nero) is a mobile suit featured in the photo novel series Gundam Sentinel.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
According to the design note, it is a mass production version of MSA-0011 S Gundam, and its upper body is based on that of the MSA-012 λ Gundam. The result is a high-performance mass production model potentially capable of rivaling higher-class mobile suits with proper tuning.
A highly versatile machine, the Nero is capable of equipping various binders that can be connected to the movable frame of its shoulders, and propellant tanks can be attached to its legs and backpack for use in landing operations. The design of Nero was inspired by another of Anaheim Electronics's mass production mobile suit, the MSA-003 Nemo.
- Beam Saber
- E-Cap charged Beam Sabers are the standard close-range melee combat weapons employed by the majority of MS. They emit high-energy Minovsky particles to form a blade-shaped I-field (via manipulation of electromagnetic fields), and then fills this shell with superheated Minovsky particle plasma to produce an effective cutting blade. The Nero carries two 0.9 MW beam sabers in recharge racks mounted on the backpack.
- Beam Rifle
- The standard ranged armament of many mobile suits is the beam rifle. The rifle uses charged concentrations of Minovsky particles as ammunition, and the particle beam can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures.
The Nero serves as the main mobile suit of Task Force Alpha during the Pezun Rebellion. Task Force Alpha initially has forty of these machines, including one MSA-007T Nero Trainer Type, but twenty of them are destroyed during the initial attack on Ayers City on March 13, U.C. 0088. More than forty more are dispatched with the Federation Forces Home Fleet as reinforcements, and these machines serve as the main force during Operation Eagle Fall on March 17.
Notes and Trivia
- Model Graphix Special edition "GUNDAM WARS III" Gundam sentinel ISBN 4-499-20530-1