Dark Tiger Squadron colors, equipped with shot lancer and optional goggles
General and Technical Data
Model number: XM-01 Code name: Den'an Zon Unit type: mass production close combat mobile suit Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard Operator: Crossbone Vanguard First deployment: UC 0117 Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 14.0 meters Weight: empty 7.9 metric tons; max gross 17.4 metric tons Armor materials: titanium alloy/high-ceramic composite Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3880 kW Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 3 x 17310 kg, 2 x 8520 kg, 4 x 4460 kg; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 84 Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 3.99 G Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; beam flag emitter, mounted on backpack Fixed armaments: 2-barrel beam gun, mounted on left forearm; beam shield, mounted on left forearm; beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use Optional hand armaments: shot lancer with mounted 2-barrel heavy machine gun
Technical and Historical Notes
The first mobile suit to be mass produced by the Crossbone Vanguard, the XM-01 Den'an Zon is designed to specialize in close combat inside space colonies. Despite its compact size, the Den'an Zon is faster and more maneuverable than most of the mobile suits used by the Earth Federation Forces in the early UC 0120s. The Den'an Zon incorporates many advanced new technologies developed by the Crossbone Vanguard, including the highly effective beam shield for defense and the piledriver-like "shot lancer" weapon for melee combat. Den'an Zons, being the basic unit produced in the most numbers, are typically assigned to low-ranking soldiers, though its design serves as the basis for the more well-rounded XM-02 Den'an Gei and reconnaissance XM-03 Ebirhu-S mobile suits.