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The Apsalus II is a mobile armor featured in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team. It was piloted by Aina Sahalin.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The second Apsalus unit developed by the Apsalus Project. Unlike the Apsalus I, which was an unarmed test type, this unit was equipped with a large mega particle cannon, and was developed to test the match between the Minovsky craft system, the backbone of Apsalus, and the mega particle cannon. Various tests were carried out with Apsalus I to verify the function and identify problems, and the lack of generator power suggested that the combination of the Minovsky craft system and the mega particle cannon might be difficult, and the problems were fed back to the development of Apsalus III.

Armaments

  • Mega Particle Cannon
The Apsalus II has a particle cannon installed, giving it offensive capabilities unlike the previous Apsalus. It is capable of superheating earth and causing an explosion on impact. However, the Apsalus II had problems with its attitude control when the mega particle cannon was fired.

Special Equipment & Features

A lift-generating system that allows a vehicle to resist the pull of Earth's gravity. When Minovsky particles are released into the air, the positive and negative particles spontaneously align themselves into a three-dimensional cubic lattice. Because of the repulsive and electrostatic forces between the particles, this lattice resists compression, and the Minovsky Craft System uses this phenomenon to push the underside of the vehicle away from the planet's surface. This allows the equipped vehicle to float over Earth's surface. It is not installed on a standard mobile suit due to its power requirements and size. The Apsalus II can raise the output of its Minovsky Craft System momentarily to generate a shockwave that can be used as a means of attack.

History

The Apsalus II engaged the members of the 08th Mobile Suit Team in a canyon in Southeast Asia. The Federation squad had been awaiting the weapon and set a trap. While the Apsalus II was able to escape the trap, Ensign Shiro Amada leapt aboard the Apsalus II in his RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type and hung on. The Apsalus was forced to flee into the upper atmosphere once Aina realized it was Shiro who was clinging to the Apsalus.

The Apsalus soon descended somewhere in the mountains. However, equilibrium problems caused due to the use of a single generator as well as the weight of Shiro's Gundam caused the Mobile Armor to begin to roll to the side and descend at a dangerous rate. However, by removing the limiters to his RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type, Shiro Amada was able to prevent the Apsalus from falling off of the side of the mountain.

Aina set the detonation device for the Apsalus and left to look for Shiro. When the Federation forces arrived and investigated the Apsalus, Aina activated the self-destruct from a safe distance, destroying the Apsalus II.

Aina and Shiro were later recovered by their respective forces.

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