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MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku

 

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Standard illustration
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Alternate illustration

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Gundam Crisis

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MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSN-01
Code name: Psycommu System Zaku
Unit type: experimental psycommu system mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions:
head height 17.2 meters
Weight: empty 65.4 tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 5-barrel mega particle cannon, barrels mounted in manipulator fingers, all barrels in each hand are fire-linked
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The second part of the MS-16X [Bishop] plan leads to the MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku. With this suit the Zeon continue their research into Newtypes and Newtype-related suits. Since Minovsky particles don't affect brainwaves, this proves to be an important asset. Due to the problem of speed found in the MS-06Z Bishop, its legs are removed and replaced with high output rocket verniers, thus yielding the MSN-01. Since the MSN-01 uses many of the same parts as MS-06Z, the designers are unable to gain any satisfactory results under high speed testing, so they rely on the MAN-03 Braw Bro for high speed testing data. Zeon scientists continue to try to make the psycommu system smaller, but run into many problems, which leads to the creation of the larger MSN-02 Zeong. An MSN-01 unit piloted by Billy Hickam is fielded at A Baoa Qu during the last battle of the One Year War.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Billy Hickam

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Gundam Crisis; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version); Hajime Katoki (Gundam Crisis version)

 

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