The MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo Defenser was a prototype mobile suit designed by Anaheim Electronics for anti-Titans group Keraunos. Keraunos wanted a mobile suit for their ace pilot Danica McGuire. Their existing mobile suit line-up was outdated compared to those deployed by the Titans.
Due to funding and development lead time limitations, Anaheim engineers decided to upgrade the MSA-003 Nemo with the FXA-05D G-Defenser instead of designing a completely new mobile suit. The G-Defenser was a support unit produced for the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II. The use of existing base mobile suit and support unit significantly reduced the development time.
Keraunos deployed the Nemo Defenser in UC 0087.
Keraunos tasked Anaheim Electronics with developing a mobile suit for their ace pilot Danica McGuire. The MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo Defenser combined the existing MSA-003 Nemo and FXA-05D G-Defenser. This significantly shortened the development time. In order for the Nemo Defenser to equip the G-Defender, Anaheim engineers added the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II‘s backpack to the base Nemo unit.
The Nemo Defenser was equipped with a standard panoramic cockpit with linear seat in its torso. It had a transmission antenna attached to the back of its head and a sensor radome mounted on its back to increase it sensor range. The Nemo Defenser had increased fire-power, sensor range, manoeuvrability, and defensive capabilities compared to the Nemo.
The MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo Defenser’s standard weapons were beam sabres for melee combat, and a long beam rifle and missile pods for ranged attack.
The Nemo Defenser had a pair of AE-BrG-Sc-L (AEUG) beam sabres stored in its backpack. These had output rated at 0.45 megawatts. These beam sabres were designed for the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II.
The beam sabres used an I-field to contain Minovsky particles within the shape of a blade. The beam sabres could cut through almost any material. Minovsky particles were channelled into the sabres through an energy capacitor (E-cap) attached to their hilts. The E-cap recharged with Minvosky particles from the Nemo Defenser’s reactor when the sabres were stored in the recharge racks in the mobile suit’s backpack.
60 mm vulcan guns
A pair of fire-linked 60 mm gatling vulcan guns were mounted on either sides of the Nemo Defenser’s head. The guns were similar to the ones introduced in the RX-78-2 Gundam.
Each vulcan gun was loaded with 400 rounds of ammunition and fired at a rate of 1,600 rounds per minute. It was used primarily against light-armoured support units. Sustained fire from the guns could damage mobile suits and were often used in close distance combat.
The Nemo Defenser could optionally carry a BOWA-BR-85-C2 beam rifle with output rated at 1.9 megawatts. The rifle was designed for the RMS-179 (RGM-79R) GM II but the Nemo was designed to be able to use it as well.
The beam rifle drew its rounds from energy capacitors (E-caps), clips of charged Minovsky particles. Minovksy particles broke down matter at a molecular level, allowing the hyper beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a mobile suit.
Long beam rifle
The Nemo Defenser had a long beam rifle mounted on the FXA-05D Defenser unit. Its high power output and long firing range made it the most powerful and primary weapon of the Nemo Defenser.
The high-powered energy weapon was powered by the Minovsky reactor of the Defenser unit. It could also draw power from the Nemo Defenser’s reactor. Minovksy particles broke down matter at a molecular level, allowing the long beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a mobile suit.
The Nemo Defenser had a pair of 14-tube missile pods mounted in the binders of the FXA-05D Defenser unit. The missiles provided medium to long-range bombardment, especially against targets with beam resistant capabilities.
The Nemo could equip a shield as fixed armament. Its shield had anti-beam coating that allowed it to withstand several beam shots before the coating wore off. In the hands of a good pilot, the shield was a vital piece of self-defense armament.
Behind the scenes
Unknown original mechanical designer.