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Length: 13.5 meters
Height: 7.4 meters
Mass: 90.5 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Equipped with two cannons capable of firing rays simultaneously; able to move at 42 kilometers per hour
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
Other Appearances: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (cut scene); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Series:  Heisei  


The next step in directed-energy weaponry, the MBAW-93 employed twin cannons in an effort to deliver an improved payload over its predecessor, the MBT-92. Though a logical next-step in particle beam technology, the true litmus test of its potency would be its deployment against Battra's larval form. As the ominous insect devastated the coastal city of Nagoya, the MBAW-93 and MBT-92 unleashed searing streams of energy at the invading monster. Much to the chagrin of the Self-Defense Force, the gargantuan arthropod was unharmed as the rays harmlessly washed over its exoskeletal armor. Prism beams emanating from the dark moth's horn and eyes would prove to be a cocktail of power too overwhelming for the energy tanks to bear.

Though the MBAW-93 ultimately proved ineffective against Battra, there was still hope for this advanced armored fighting vehicle. Mechagodzilla's completion the following year would mark the pinnacle of human engineering, and the MBAW-93 provided backup for the massive mecha. Its usefulness as a means to offer support for more sophisticated weaponry would continue to be realized even into the days of Godzilla's meltdown crisis, as this military vehicle would find itself deployed alongside the DAG-MB96 in a desperate campaign against Destoroyah.