Model number: ZM-S06S Code name: Zoloat Unit type: general purpose space mobile suit Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire) Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire) First deployment: unknown Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 14.5 meters Weight: empty 8.2 metric tons; max gross 19.8 metric tons Armor materials: titanium alloy neo ceramic composite Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,280 kW Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79,200 kg total (59,030 kg, 20,170 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 39 Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x hardpoint, can be used to mount optional beam cannons, located on backpack Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in torso; beam shield, mounted on left shoulder; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on shoulders, hand-carried in use; 5-tube beam string emitter, mounted on right shoulder Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted on backpack hardpoints Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap
Technical and Historical Notes
The first mass produced mobile suit used by the Zanscare Empire's BESPA forces, the ZM-S06S Zoloat was designed to function primarily as a space combat unit. In addition to a high performance level (at least, compared to the outdated mobile suits used by the stagnant Earth Federation Forces), the Zoloat was also equipped with a wide variety of weapons, including the new beam strings weapon, which can be used both for offense/cutting and grappling targets. Following an initial run of the slightly different Zoloat Early Type, the highly dependable and versatile Zoloat remained in BESPA's service throughout the entire Zanscare War of UC 0153. Its design served as the basis for other, more advanced mobile suits, including the ZM-S06G Zollidia, ZM-S08G Zolo and ZM-S09G Tomliat.