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The MSA-005M Methuss Mariner is a variant of the MSA-005 Methuss and first appeared in Gundam WARS II: Mission ZZ.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Methuss Mariner was hurriedly developed by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG during the First Neo Zeon War to counter Axis' Earth drop operations and suppress enemy forces directly at the drop locations. To accomplish this, the Methuss Mariner was designed to be capable of shifting directly to aquatic combat after atmospheric entry, and fitted accordingly with underwater combat equipment. For atmospheric entry, a dedicated flying armor is attached to the bottom of the machine that can also be used as a boat after landing and can be ejected to allow diving. The back is equipped with a large hydro system and boasts high mobility underwater. A total of three stabilizers are installed in the crotch and the legs' rear armor.

Armament

  • SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket)
The Methuss Mariner had a SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCKet) launcher mounted on its main body and it carried 13 rounds of rockets for attacking enemies underwater.
  • Arm Beam Gun
A beam gun mounted on each forearm. The particle beam fired from the weapon can penetrate most armor not treated with specific counter-measures.
  • Beam Saber
A small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through any armor not treated with anti-beam coating. The Methuss Mariner carries six beam sabers on its body.
  • Claw Arm
The Methuss Mariner had claws on each arm instead of hands. They were used for melee combat and were capable of damaging mobile suit and ships.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Flying Armor

History

The Methuss Mariner was not mass produced because the war situation had already moved to space when the pre-production machine rolled out.

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