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ZM-S08G Zolo

 

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Mobile suit mode in standard colors

Mobile suit mode in Cronicle Asher colors

Top Terminal in standard colors

Bottom Terminal in standard colors

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ZM-S08G Zolo

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: ZM-S08G
Code name: Zolo
Unit type: mass production ground combat general purpose transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard/canopy-style cockpit in torso/Top Terminal
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 14.8 meters
Weight: empty 8.9 metric tons; max gross 21.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5120 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 39040 kg total (2 x 11890 kg, 2 x 7630 kg); beam rotor/shield, provides helicopter-style atmospheric flight and hovering ability, operable in mobile suit and helicopter modes (see also description under "Fixed Armaments"); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 30
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 3 x hardpoint, used to mount beam rotor, 1 located on each forearm, 1 located on backpack; transformation/docking system, mobile suit can separate into separate Top Terminal and Bottom Terminal aircraft; unmanned Bottom Terminal operated by onboard computer auto-pilot system or by pilot in Top Terminal via wireless remote control
Fixed armaments: beam rotor/shield, mounted on either forearm hardpoint in mobile suit mode and on backpack hardpoint in helicopter mode; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; vulcan gun, mounted in nose of Top Terminal, operable only on separated Top Terminal
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by replaceable e-pac; beam bazooka; multi-bazooka; Gatling gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A ground-use variant of BESPA's ZM-S06S Zoloat, the ZM-S08G Zolo is built as a transforming mobile suit capable of splitting up into two separate components for aerial combat. These two components are called "Top Terminal" and "Bottom Terminal," with the Top Terminal acting as a manned attack helicopter and the bottom terminal carrying additional weapons and operating as a remote-controlled strafing/bombing unit. The Zolo is also the first mobile suit to use a beam rotor, a device which not only creates spinning beam blades that create lift and a control surface similar to a helicopter's rotor, but also doubles as a beam shield. Despite the theoretical advantages of this system, the Zolo proves to be ineffective in mobile suit combat, and all of the produced units are later phased out of service.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Cronicle Asher, Gary Tan, Lyole Sabat, Wattary Gilla, Gettle Dupre, Uso Ewin
Appearances: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Beam bazooka
Beam rifle
Beam saber
Cockpit
Head
Gatling cannon
Gatling gun
Missile launcher 1
Missile launcher 2
Multi-bazooka

 

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