EMS-06 Batalla


Model number: EMS-06
Code name: Batalla
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Jupiter Empire
Operator(s): Jupiter Empire; Crossbone Vanguard
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, hand-carried in use, stored in recharge racks in shoulder shields; beam shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; beam Gatling; 2-barrel beam cannon; 4-tube missile launcher

The main mobile suit of the Jupiter Empire, the EMS-06 Batalla was designed with the intent of producing a machine that was both compact and high performance, with each part of its body having a specific purpose. The thrusters were mostly confined to the legs (specifically the thighs), allowing it to turn simply by moving its legs. The Batalla’s weapons were designed exclusively as handheld units, while the sensors were confined to the head and other functions were disseminated throughout the body, producing a machine with an overall slim profile. However, because it was intended to operate primarily in zero gravity, the Batalla’s legs were little more than landing gear and performed poorly when used to walk under standard gravity. The head’s dual sensor unit featured a visor for precision sighting, while the modular design of the body made it fast and economical to develop specialized variants simply by swapping parts, producing an efficient machine that meshed well with the Jupiter Empire’s lack of resources and manufacturing power.

Pilot(s): Barnes Gernsback, Kincade Nau (aka Seabook Arno), Tobia Arronax, Ronim, Umon Samon, Yona, Harida, Jared
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1


Crossbone Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

6 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 12.01.1994 – 03.01.1997


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