Technology & Combat CharacteristicsEdit
A Tieren variant customized for artillery use, capable of highly accurate targeting from well beyond standard range. In terms of torso structure, it is drastically different from other units of the Tieren line. The central chest structure is shifted ventrally to allow the base mount of the unit's smoothbore cannon to occupy the standard position of the MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type's dorsal box. As the top surface of the torso is cleared for a barrel rest, the Tieren's signature mono-eye system has been substituted with a pair of rotatable optical sensors on the sides of the chest protrusion. The enlarged chest also contains a second cockpit seat for a gunner. The cannon is used with the unit's partially variable tripod position, wherein balance, stability of aim, and recoil handling are improved by locking the knee joints and deploying an extra anchor-leg from the expanded posterior of the torso.
Already low on manueverability due to extremely high mass, the unit is rendered completely immobile in tripod position, and is defensively incapable of independent action. Thus the Tieren Long-Range Cannon Type is generally used as a long-ranged support unit.
- 300 x 50mm Smoothbore Cannon
- 30mm Machine Gun
- This projectile weapon is commonly found mounted on the left part of the chest of the Human Reform League's Tieren units. It fires solid 30mm rounds. While its power is weak, because it can be fired rapidly it can be used for anti-personal and anti-aircraft purposes. In addition, it can also be used as supression fire against other mobile suits. While it is not considered to be a major weapon, it has a wide range of applications that increases the general versatility of the Tieren.
- Leg Shields
The Tieren Long-Range Cannon Type was first seen on the island of Ceylon providing fire support for the Tamil Tiger's MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Types against the Sinhalese MSER-04 Anfs. Upon the arrival of the Exia and Dynames they were quickly destroyed by Dynames.
More Tieren Long-Range Cannon Type units was also seen on the Taklamakan Desert providing fire support for the united forces of the AEU, HRL, and the Union against the Gundams.