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MSN-02 Zeong

 

msn-02

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSN-02
Code name: Zeong
Unit type: prototype Newtype use mobile suit
Manufacturer: A Baoa Qu Mobile Suit Factory
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 31 December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in head
Dimensions: head height 17.3 meters
Weight: empty 151.2 metric tons; max gross 231.9 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 9400 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 187000 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 81000 meters; psycommu system; detachable head, can be operated without main body
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 5-barrel mega particle gun, barrels mounted in manipulator fingers, all barrels in each hand are fire-linked; 2 x mega particle gun, mounted in torso; mega particle gun, mounted in head

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Unlike previous mobile armors such as the MAN-08 Elmeth, the MSN-02 Zeong is a true mobile suit, built especially for use by Newtype pilots. Developed late in the One Year War, the first Zeong prototype unit is still under construction at the Principality of Zeon's A Baoa Qu asteroid base when Kycilia Zabi orders ace pilot Char Aznable to sortie with it in a last-ditch effort to stop the invading Earth Federation Forces. Although only "80 percent complete," the Zeong is actually at 100 percent combat capacity, not needing its cosmetic "legs" for a space battle. The Zeong is quite unique in many respects. It's the only mobile suit at the time to have a psycommu system, allowing its Newtype pilot to effectively use its remote-controlled, wire-connected arms, each of which mounts five beam guns in the hands' fingers. Additional beam guns are mounted in the torso, and a powerful beam gun is also mounted in the head. Another unusual aspect of the Zeong is its cockpit, which is placed in the head instead of the traditional torso location (a fact that RX-78-2 Gundam pilot Amuro Ray finds out the hard way). In the event of major damage to the body, the Zeong's head can also be separated from the body to continue operating and fighting independently. Both the Zeong and the Gundam are destroyed in battle, but Amuro and Char survive, continuing their battle on foot inside A Baoa Qu. At the same time, an EFF special forces team raids the fortress and discovers a mobile suit production facility where three additional Zeong units are under construction. Their capture gives the EFF access to psycommu technology.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Char Aznable
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079; Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault; Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Gundam Battle Assault 2; Mobile Suit Gundam Ex-Revue; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Dynasty Warriors Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime); Gundam Versus
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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