Type F Naked (Commander Type)
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 “F” stands for Type F, and the “c” identified it as the Commander Type.
Model number: Me02R-Fc
Code name: Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type)
Type: Commander type 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: 23.6 t
Gross weight: 52.4 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
- 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).
The Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type) was designed for Mafty Navue Erin with improved communications to allow him to coordinate his subordinates. Mafty assigned the mobile suit to Emeralda Zubin in April UC 105 for the mission to rendezvous with the Cargo Pisa. To improve manoeuvrability required for the mission, it equipped less armour.
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 Naked (Commander Type) 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.
The Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type) had thick Gundarium alloy armour that provided heavy protection while remaining relatively lightweight. As it name implies, it has less armour unlike the other Messer Type F models. It did not have armour plates on its legs and the spiked shoulder amour.
It was powered by the same ultracompact Minovsky power plant used by the other Messer Type F models that generated an output of 3,340 kW.
The mobile suit had an array of rocket thrusters that generated 56,000 kg of thrust, compared to the 80,000 kg that the Messer Type F-01 and F-02 had.
The Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type) 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. Unlike the other Messer Type F models, it had a blade antenna on its head to improve communications.
The Messer Type F Naked (Commander Type)’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 Naked (Commander Type)’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 Naked (Commander Type)’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 Naked (Commander Type) 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.
Behind the scenes
The name Messer comes from the German word “Messer” which means dagger.
Bandai made the P-Bandai HGUC 1/144 Messer Type-F02 (Commander Type) available for pre-orders in September 2021.
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