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ZM-S14S (ZMT-S14S) Contio

 

zm-s14s

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): ZM-S14S (production model); ZMT-S14S (prototype version)
Code name: Contio
Unit type: assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.1 meters
Weight: empty 10.9 metric tons; max gross 21.8 metric tons
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5960 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 93740 kg total (2 x 21410 kg, 2 x 16960 kg, 2 x 8500 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 38
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted in left forearm; 3 x beam gun, fire-linked, mounted in torso; 2 x shot claw, large claw grappling weapon, wire-guided, with built-in beam gun/beam saber, mounted on shoulders
Optional fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A new space combat-use mobile suit developed early in the Zanscare War, BESPA's ZM-S14S Contio is considered very powerful for a production model unit. Its armament consists of a beam shield, a trio of linked beam guns mounted in its chest, and a pair of wire-guided "shot claws" carried on the shoulders. The shot claws are multi-purpose weapons, capable of conducting ramming, punching, and grappling melee attacks, and each carrying a dual-use beam gun/beam saber. Due to the fact that the shot claws are controlled via cable, the Contio requires a highly skilled pilot to effectively handle these weapons. The Contio is also unusual in that its cockpit hatch is located on its back, behind the head, rather than in the traditional front of the torso. Also of note, the Contio's beam shield is originally located behind the left arm's wrist in early production models, but this leaves the left manipulator hand exposed, and the beam shield is moved to the side of the left forearm in later units.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Cronicle Asher
Appearances: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle
Beam saber
Cockpit
Shot claw

 

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