Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Hyaku Shiki Kai is an improved variant of the MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki. Modifications include improved flexible wing binders and more powerful thrusters. It also features shoulder-mounted weapons such as a beam gatling gun, pulse laser gun and grenade launchers built into the forearms.
- Grenade Launcher
- The Hyaku Shiki Kai mounts a grenade launcher unit on both forearms, each loaded with small rocket propelled grenades that are used to attack enemy's mobile suits.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Federation mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and is capable of cutting through almost any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Hyaku Shiki Kai is equipped with two beam sabers stored in recharge racks on the rear waist armor.
- BR-M-87 Beam Rifle
- The Hyaku Shiki Kai carries a unique beam rifle derived from Rick-Dias' beam pistol, power rated at 2.8 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap.
- AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 Clay Bazooka
- A projectile-firing bazooka, as its name indicates, the clay bazooka was originally designed to fire adhesive rounds which immobilize enemy machines rather than destroying them outright. However, this weapon can fire several different types of ammunition, and it's normally used with conventional explosive shells.
- Beam Gatling Gun
- A shoulder-mounted, Gatling-style beam weapon capable of a high-rate of fire. While the weapon is capable of unleashing a torrent of beam fire, individual shots are relatively weak as they are seen to only chip away at the armor.
- Pulse Laser Gun
- A shoulder-mounted, Laser weapon capable of firing a concentrated energy beam.
- FHA-03M1 Mega Bazooka Launcher
- The most powerful class of beam weapon used by mobile suits. The mega launcher is a large mega particle cannon with firepower exceeding that of a warship's guns, which draws its power from a built-in thermonuclear reactor. Though mega launchers are equipped with maneuvering verniers, their sheer bulk reduces the mobility of the mobile suits that carry them, and due to their high power requirements they must spend a considerable amount of time charging up prior to each shot. To speed up this recharging process, additional mobile suits can be connected to a mega launcher to serve as energy tanks.
Special Equipment & Features
- Ballute System
- An atmospheric entry device designed to be used by a Mobile Suit. As the mobile suit enters the atmosphere, a bowl-shaped ballute (balloon parachute) deploys to protect it from the friction heat of atmospheric entry. The balloon then detaches, leaving the mobile suit with chest and leg hover units which ease its descent to the ground. If the mobile suit reaches the ground without expending all the fuel in the leg units, these devices can also be used for hovering and high-speed strike missions. The equipment was designed and mass produced between the years UC 0083 and 0087 and is designed to be used by a multitude of different mobile suit models.
Though only a single Hyaku Shiku was built, Anaheim Electronics further developed MS based on the machine known as MSR-100 (MSR-00100) Hyaku Shiki Kai (also called MSR-100S (MSR-00100S) Hyaku Shiki Kai). While it's unclear how many Hyaku Shiki Kai were produced, there are several variations of the machine. In the Char's Return (1998) game book, one Hyaku Shiki Kai unit was assigned to the Londo Bell flagship Nahel Argama in UC 0090.
Notes & Trivia
- "Kai" is Japanese Kanji character "改". In English means "Modified".
- Quattro in some games upgrades to this from the normal Hyaku Shiki and occasionally to the FA variant.
- The Hyaku Shiki Kai has the Mega Bazooka Launcher as an attack in some videogames.
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