The MSR-00100S Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type was a prototype assault mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG. The “MSR” in the model code indicate that it was a mobile suit reconstruction of the MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai. The “00100” in the model code was to reflect its name, which meant Hundredth Type, and the “S” meant it was a modified version. The Hyaku-Shiki was named with hope for the next century of mobile suits. The model code MSR-100S was often used for brevity and convenience.
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.
Using data gathered from the Hyaku-Shiki, Anaheim Electronics produced an improved version MSR-00100 Hyaku-Shiki Kai. Anaheim Electronics built the MSR-00100S Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type from the damaged frame of the Hyaku-Shiki Kai. The engineers designed this new version with mass production in mind and removed equipment and weaponry to reduce costs and increase production efficiency.
Due to high manufacturing costs and prominence in the battle field due to its coating, the Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type was never mass produced. One unit was assigned to the Earth Federation’s Mariana base for tests with the MSN-001X Gundam Delta Kai. This unit deployed in the Devil’s Nest operation against the Titans remnants in UC 0094 and was destroyed in combat.
The MSR-00100S Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type was built using the frame of the MSR-00100 Hyaku-Shiki Kai. The Anaheim Electronics engineers planned for the mass production of this model. They removed the back binders to reduce costs and increase production efficiency. They also replaced the armaments with standard ones used to further reduce production cost.
It used a bright, reflective gold paint coating that made it a distinct target in battle. However, actual data indicated that the gold paint had only slightly better anti-beam properties compared to other anti-beam coating.
Rocket thrusters provided main propulsion for the Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type.
The Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type had a standard panoramic cockpit with linear seat in its torso.
The MSR-00100S Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type’s standard weapons were beam sabres for melee combat and beam rifle for ranged attack. It also had a multi-purpose launcher mounted on its shoulders.
The Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type 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 Kai Mass Production Type’s reactor when the sabres were stored in the recharge racks in the rear waist armour of the mobile suit.
The BR-M-87 beam rifle was the Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type’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 Kai Mass Production Type’s backpack when not in use.
The Hyaku-Shiki Kai Mass Production Type had 6-tube multi-purpose launcher mounted on its right shoulder. This could load different types of ammunition depending on the pilot’s fighting preference and mission requirements.
Behind the scenes
Kazumi Fujita was the original mechanical designer.