Me02R-F02 Messer Type F-02
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The Me02R-F02 Messer Type F-02 was a general purpose mobile suit mass produced by Anaheim Electronics for the anti-Earth Federation military group Mafty.
The “Me” in the model code means it was a Messer design and the “02” indicated it was the second design. It is unknown what the R stands for The “F02” stands for Type F-02.
Model number: Me02R-F02
Code name: Messer Type F02
Type: Mass production heavy mobile suit
First deployment: April UC 0105
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Developed into: None
Crew: Pilot only
Cockpit: Panoramic monitor with linear seat cockpit in torso
Head height: 23.0 m
Total height: Unknown
Empty weight: 31.0 t
Gross weight: 68.8 t
Armour: Gundarium alloy
Sensor range: 19,300 m
Power plant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor
Power output: 3.340 kW
Propulsion: 80,000 kg total
Max speed: Unknown
180° turn time: Unknown
Thrust-to-weight ratio: Unknown
- 6 x vulcan gun
- 2 x beam sabre
- 1 x large shield
- Many x mine
- 1 x long beam rifle
Anti-Earth Federation group Mafty tasked Anaheim Electronics with the creation of a new mobile suit design that hold its own against mobile suits used by the Federation. Anaheim Electronics developed the Me02R-F01 Messer Type F-01 from the AMS-119 Geara Doga and MSN-04 Sazabi. It was then developed into the Me02R-F02 Messer Type F-02 and Me02R-Fc Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type).
In April UC 105, Mafty deployed several units in the attack on Davao targeting several Federation cabinet ministers.
Anaheim Electronics developed the Me02R-F01 Messer Type F-01 from Neo Zeon mobile suits AMS-119 Geara Doga and MSN-04 Sazabi. Thus, the Me02R-F02 Messer Type F-02 also featured the typical Zeon design elements the Messer Type F-01 had, such as a mono-eye, a more rounded silhouette and a spiked shoulder armour.
Like its predecessor, the Messer Type F-02 had thick Gundarium alloy armour that provided heavy protection while remaining relatively lightweight. Unlike the Messer Type F-01, it had additional armour on its legs to assist with hovering.
It was powered by the same ultracompact Minovsky power plant used by the Messer Type F-01 that generated an output of 3,340 kW.
The mobile suit had an array of rocket thrusters that generated 80,000 kg of thrust and gave it high manoeuvrability and mobility.
The Messer Type F-02 had a standard cockpit in its torso with a panoramic monitor and linear seat. Its standard sensors gave it a detection range of up to 19,300 metres.
The Messer Type F-02’s standard weapons were two beam sabres for melee combat and a long beam rifle for ranged attacks.
Long beam rifle
The Long Beam Rifle was the Messer Type F-02’s primary weapon. It had a long barrel and an optical sight to assist the pilot in long-range sniping.
The rifle drew its rounds from energy packs (E-packs), clips of charged Minovsky particles . Minovksy particles broke down matter at a molecular level, allowing the beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a mobile suit.
These E-packs were used by the RGM-89 Jegan Type-A and other modern mobile suits.
The pilot could also choose to mount two E-packs under the barrel.
Three pairs of fire-linked gatling vulcan guns were mounted on either sides of the Messer Type F-02’s head.
The six vulcan guns were used primarily against light-armoured support units. Sustained fire from the guns could damage mobile suits and were often used in close distance combat. They also served as missile defence.
The Messer Type F-02 carried two beam sabres for melee combat. These were the same as the ones used by the RGM-89 Jegan Type-A . They were docked in the recharge racks when not in use.
The beam sabres used an I-field to contain Minovsky particles within the shape of a blade. Minovsky particles broke down matter at a molecular level. This meant that the beam sabre could cut through almost any material.
Minovsky particles were channelled into the sabre through an E-cap attached to its hilt. The E-cap recharged with Minvosky particles from the mobile suit’s reactor when the sabre was stored in the recharge dock.
The mobile suit mounted a large shield on its left arm for defence. It was able to withstand high-powered beam attacks. The shield also functioned as a weapon rack, allowing the pilot to store spare E-packs for the beam rifle and beam sabres.
The Messer Type F-02 could optionally carry mines on its rear skirt armour. The mobile suit dropped the mines in carpet bombing runs.
- Fencer Mayne
Behind the scenes
Hajime Katoki and Seiichi Nakatani were the original mechanical designers.
The name Messer comes from the German word “Messer” which means dagger.
Bandai made the P-Bandai HGUC 1/144 Messer Type-F02 available for pre-orders in September 2021.
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- Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02 on the official Gundam Hathaway website (Japanese)
- Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02 on the Gundam Wiki
- Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02 (Hathaway’s Flash) on the Gundam Wiki
- Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02 (Hathaway’s Flash manga version) on the Gundam Wiki
- Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02 (anime version) on MAHQ