MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki

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The MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki was a prototype assault mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG. The “MSN” in the model code indicated it was a mobile suit designed by Doctor Nagano, the lead engineer for the team that designed it. This is unrelated to the MSN series developed by Zeon. The “00100” in the model code was to reflect its name, which meant Hundredth Type. The Hyaku-Shiki was named with hope for the next century of mobile suits.

The Hyaku-Shiki should be named MSA-100 since it came after the RMS-099 (MSA-099) Rick Dias. Supporters for using the MSN code to honour Doctor Nagano argued for MSN-001, although that model number was used by the MSN-001 Delta Gundam. The eventual compromise was to use MSN-00100 to appease both sides. The model code MSN-100 was often used for brevity and convenience.

History

The AEUG engaged Anaheim Electronics to embark on Project Zeta to develop their next generation mobile suits during the Gryps Conflict. The goal of the project was to produce transformable mobile suit MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. The MSN-001 Delta Gundam was an early proposal rejected as it could not fit the transformation system. Instead of discarding the good design, Anaheim engineers revised it to create the MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki lineart
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki lineart

The Hyaku-Shiki incorporated data and design features from the RMS-099 (MSA-099) Rick Dias, MSA-003 Nemo, and the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II. AEUG assigned the mobile suit to their ace pilot Quattro Bajeena and deployed it in the Gryps Conflict. The Hyaku-Shiki sustained heavy damage in a battle against the AMX-004 Qubeley piloted by Haman Karn in Feburary UC 0088.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki destroyed
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki destroyed

AEUG fielded a second Hyaku-Shiki unit on their assault carrier Argama during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. This unit had several operators among the ship’s young pilots. Among them, Beecha Oleg piloted the Hyaku-Shiki most often.

Anaheim Electronics developed an improved version MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai. The company also designed a mass production version MSR-00100S Hyaku Shiki Kai Mass Production Type, but it was not mass produced due to high manufacturing costs and prominence in the battle field due to its coating.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki

Design

Anaheim Electronics developed the MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki using data and design features from the RMS-099 (MSA-099) Rick Dias, MSA-003 Nemo, and the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II. The Hyaku-Shiki incorporated the movable frame design used in the Gundam Mk-II.

The suit had experimental wing binders on its backpack for extra thrusters and to increase Active Mass Balance Auto-Control (AMBAC). These binders proved successful and were later implemented in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki back view

It used a bright, reflective gold paint coating that made it a distinct target in battle. The prominent colour was used to taunt the Titans, and a show of confidence in the anti-beam properties of the coating. However, actual data indicated that the gold paint had only slightly better anti-beam properties compared to other anti-beam coating.

The Hyaku-Shiki was built with Gundarium alloy. It was a reproduction of the Luna Titanium alloy used by RX-78-2 Gundam that Zeon developed on Axis by Anaheim Electronics.

Four rocket thrusters with a combined output of 74,400 kg provided main propulsion for the Hyaku-Shiki. Twelve sets of vernier thruster and apogee motors provided fine adjustments. This made it faster and more manoeuvrable than the Rick Dias. It could mount a ballute system to allow it to survive unassisted atmospheric entry.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki ballute system
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki ballute system

The Hyaku-Shiki had a standard panoramic cockpit with linear seat in its torso. It used an Image Directive Encode System that included a visor sensor and dual sensors on the back. The system enhanced its sensor capability without boosting the range.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki head
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki head
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki torso
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki torso
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki backpack
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki backpack
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki arm
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki arm
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki leg
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki leg

Armaments

The MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki’s standard weapons were beam sabres for melee combat and beam rifles for ranged attack. It could optionally equip a clay bazooka or a mega bazooka launcher.

60 mm vulcan guns

A pair of fire-linked 60 mm gatling vulcan guns were mounted on either sides of the Hyaku-Shiki’s head.

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.

Beam sabres

The Hyaku-Shiki had a pair of beam sabres for close combat. These had output rated at 0.4 megawatts each.

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 Hyaku-Shiki’s reactor when the sabres were stored in the recharge racks in the rear waist armour of the mobile suit.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki beam sabre
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki beam sabre
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki beam sabre rack
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki beam sabre rack

Beam rifle

The BR-M-87 beam rifle was the Hyaku-Shiki’s primary weapon. The beam rifle had a power output rating of 2.8 megawatts.

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 beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a mobile suit.

It had a retractable hook to store it on the Hyaku-Shiki’s backpack when not in use.

BR-M-87 beam rifle
BR-M-87 beam rifle

300 mm clay bazooka

The Hyaku-Shiki could optionally equip the AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 300 mm clay bazooka that was also used by the RMS-099 (MSA-099) Rick Dias and MSK-008 Dijeh. It carried one round in the chamber and seven rounds per clip.

The clay bazooka was originally designed to fire adhesive rounds to immobilise enemies instead of destroying them. It could also fire conventional explosive rounds or pellet shots.

It had a retractable hook to store it on the Hyaku-Shiki’s backpack when not in use.

AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 300 mm clay bazooka
AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 300 mm clay bazooka

Mega Bazooka Launcher

The FHA-03M1 mega bazooka launcher was a powerful mega particle cannon with greater firepower that a battleship’s guns. To provide such a large output, the launcher came with its own thermonuclear reactor. Even then, it required a considerable recharge time before each shot. The interval could be shortened by linking several mobile suits to tap on their power plants.

Due to its bulk, the launcher had several sets of verniers to assist in manoeuvring. The mega particle shots could easily breach the hull of battleships, and a well-place should could take out several battleships.

FHA-03M1 mega bazooka launcher
FHA-03M1 mega bazooka launcher
FHA-03M1 mega bazooka launcher deployed
FHA-03M1 mega bazooka launcher deployed
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki mega bazooka launcher
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki mega bazooka launcher
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki firing mega bazooka launcher
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki firing mega bazooka launcher

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Behind the scenes

Mamoru Nagano was the original mechanical designer. Kazumi Fujita cleaned up the design.

MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki
MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki

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