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Musai-class Late Production Type

Late Musai

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Unit Type

Limited Production Space Light Cruiser

Appearances

Manga
OVA
Game

Profile

Developed from
Ships of the Line
  • Peer Gynt, Nibelung
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Captains

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 69.0 meters226.378 ft
    2,716.535 in
Overall Length
  • 234.0 meters
Overall Width
  • 162.0 meters16,200 cm
    531.496 ft
    6,377.953 in
Max Weight
  • 26200 metric tons
Power-plant
  • Minovsky-Ionesco Fusion Reactor

Movement

Propulsion
  • 2 x thermonuclear rocket
Armaments
  • 5 x 2-barrel Main Cannon
  • 10 x 2-barrel Machine Gun
  • 10 x Small Missile Launcher
Special Equipments and Features
Mobile Weapons

The Musai-class Late Production Type is a fictional space cruiser seen in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The late production model of the Musai-class light cruiser is subtype of the original Musai-class light cruiser. The late production model featured improved weapons, and improved Minovsky-Ionesco fusion reactor to power the ship's systems, and improved mobile suit carrying and launch capabilities.

The armaments of the later production model differ from the original in that two additional 2-barrel mega-particle cannons were added for ship to ship battles, ten 2-barrel defensive machine guns were added for anti-air defense, and the two large missile launchers were removed.

During the latter part of the One Year War the Principality of Zeon began introducing new mobile suits. Because the original Musai-class was designed to support MS-06 Zaku II mobile suits, the Principality had trouble adapting their hangars to the larger and more powerful mobile suits that were being used. In the Late Production Type the single bow hanger was removed and two new hangers were built into the aft section. These hangars were designed to take advantage of the zero gravity of space and had mobile suit storage racks built onto what would be considered the floor and ceiling (not that it mattered in zero gravity). The racks are adjustable and could easily accommodate the MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type and MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II mobile suits or even the RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" that the Federation built three years after the late type Musai's introduction. The storage racks were also designed to serve as catapults that could horizontally launch a mobile suit quickly. With these facilities the late type Musai could quickly launch its four mobile suits, but retrieval was a bit more difficult.

Apart from the new mobile suit hangers the late type Musai has a new Komusai hanger designed to hold the larger Komusai II model shuttle that has the ability to both enter the atmosphere and carry a mobile suit back into space.

Armaments

  • 2-barrel Main Cannon
The late type Musai mounts a total of five 2-barrel mega-particle cannon turrets as its main guns. These five include the original three and two attentional turrets. One turret is placed on the ventral surface of the bow and the second is placed on the dorsal aft section, just behind the command tower. All of the turrets can swivel ninety degrees in either direction giving each turret a one-hundred and eighty degree field of fire.
  • 2-barrel Machine Gun
To increase anti-air, and specifically anti-mobile suit combat abilities, the late type Musai is equipped with ten 2-barrel defensive machine gun turrets. Two of these machine gun turrets are mounted on each engine pod. The remaining six are placed around the command tower; two to port, two to starboard, and two on the aft of the ship.
  • Small Missile Launcher

Special Equipment & Features

History

In that last few months of the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon was having difficulties due to the outdated nature of their Musai-class light cruiser. There was a significant need for a new ship to counter the Earth Federation Forces superior numbers, new Pegasus-class carriers, and mobile suits; as well as possess hangers with new equipment designed to accommodate the larger and more powerful mobile suits of which the Musai-class could only carry two.

Instead of building a completely new ship from scratch, Zeon engineers reworked the Musai-class to fit their needs. Their efforts succeeded in producing a ship with superior firepower, engines, and mobile suit carrying capabilities. However, while the new late production type type Musai was a superior ship, it required considerably more resources and money to build. With the loss of their Earth based facilities the Principality of Zeon chose a less expensive, and less capable, refit design and only a handful of late production type Musai-class light cruisers were built before the end of the war.

What cruisers that did exist served under Admiral Aiguille Delaz at the Battle of A Baoa Qu, and retreated from the battle with the Admiral's Gwazine-class. These ships would spend three years in hiding at the Shoal zone of the former Side 5 before emerging to take part in Operation Stardust. Of these ships the Peer Gynt served as the base of operations for the Delaz Fleet's Ace pilot Anavel Gato and the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" until the Gundam was destroyed.

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Char's Deleted Affair Mechanics
Principality of Zeon/Axis Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-09R4 Psycommu Rick Dom | MS-09RN-2 Tusche Schwarz | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14Jg Gelgoog Jäger | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MS-18E Kämpfer | MSN-02 Perfect Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
AMA-00GR Zero GR | MAN-08 Elmeth

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Scout Shuttle
Transporter / Supply Ship
Komusai | Yukimizuki
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwazine-class | Musai-class | Musai-class Final Production Type | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79GS GM Command Space Type | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79SP GM Sniper II | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Pegasus-class | Salamis-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RMS-099 Rick Dias

Mother Ship
Argama-class


Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Mechanics
Earth Federation/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C Powered GM | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" | RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen"
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball | RB-79C Ball Type C
Other
RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

Land Vehicle
Command Vehicle
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-XII Core Fighter II | FF-XII-Fb Core Fighter II Full Burnern | Patrol Vessel
Transporter / Supply Ship
C-88 Medea | Columbus Kai class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Birmingham-class | LMSD-76 Gray Phantom | Magellan Kai-class | MSC-07 Albion | Pegasus-class | Salamis Kai-class
Super Weapon
Solar System II
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/Axis Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MS-14Fs Gelgoog Marine Commander Type | MS-21C Dra-C | MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | YMS-09R-2 Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei | YMS-16M Xamel
Mobile Armour
AMX-002 Neue Ziel | MA-06 Val Walo

Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Hohsenka
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Komusai II | Papua-class | Pazock-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwanban-class | Gwazine-class | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar II-class
Anaheim Electronics
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Civilians
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Colony Corporation Ship

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