|First Seen||0087 U.C.|
|Known Pilots||Paptimus Scirocco|
|Overall Height||30.3 meters99.409 ft |
|Head Height||23.0 meters75.459 ft |
|Max Weight||89.1 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||37.3 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||4900 kW6,571.008 hp|
|Sensor Range||11300 meters37,073.491 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in panoramic/linear seat cockpit in torso)|
|Max Acceleration||1.08 G|
|Rocket Thrusters||6 x 16000 kg35,273.952 lb |
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Messala was the first of five mobile weapons personally produced by the powerful Newtype Paptimus Scirocco on board the transport ship Jupitris. Originally the Messala was used to fly in the atmosphere of Jupiter and thus it was equipped with powerful thrusters to fly under Jupiter’s high gravitational pull. Because of this, when used under Earth’s atmosphere, the Messala was extremely fast and agile. However the Messala was not only quick it was also heavily armed. In mobile armor mode it featured a pair of strong mega particle cannons and two missile launchers, making the Messala nearly as powerfully armed as a space battleship. In mobile suit mode, Scirocco’s suit was additionally armed with grenade launchers and Vulcan guns and for close combat two beam sabers and two grappling vice claws. Thanks to this weapons the Messala was a deadly enemy in close combat.
- Beam Saber
- Mega Particle Gun
- 9-tube Missile Pod
- Vulcan Gun
- Grenade Launcher
- Claw Arm
The Messala was first introduced when Scirocco used it to attack the shuttle Temptation under the command of Bright Noa. During this attack it also had a short battle with the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II, piloted by Kamille Bidan, the MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki, piloted by Quattro Bajeena, and also against Emma Sheen in her RMS-099 Rick Dias. During this battle, it proved to be a dangerous enemy and the three AEUG pilots weren’t able to hit it with their weapons thanks to it's incredible speed. Scirocco would use Messala around the Earth a second time acting as a vanguard for the Titans' fleet during the AEUG's orbital drop operation to attack Jaburo. With the speed and power of the Messala, Scirocco was able to destroy a number of the AEUG's Salamis Kai-class cruisers.
Notes & Trivia
- In reality, the Messala is the first transformable MS to appear on screen.