MS-06MS Barbus

General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-06MS
Code name: Barbus
Unit type: prototype monkey special mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon “Code E” Project
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 013X (exact date uncertain)
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; magnetic coated joints
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: 4 x beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Unquestionably the most unique mobile suit ever produced by the Principality of Zeon, the MS-06MS Barbus was designed not for human pilots, but monkeys. Based off of the MS-06F Zaku II, the Barbus imitated its simian operators by mounting two extra arms in place of legs. However, further modifications included magnetic coating and an upgrade to the reactor to allow it to wield the MS-14A Gelgoog‘s beam rifle. Despite its remarkable power, the Barbus was never used until nearly 60 years later, when the lost Satellite E was investigated by the Earth Federation Forces, and the remaining units (its monkey pilots having developed into Newtypes in the interim) were destroyed by the joint efforts of EFF ace Harrison Madin and space pirate Tobia Arronax.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Anthony, Segal
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1



Skull Heart Info

Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer:
Yuichi Hasegawa

1 volume

Manga Release:
Japan 09.26.2002 – 08.26.2004


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