Model number: MS-06Z
Code name: Bishop (aka Psycommu System Zaku)
Unit type: experimental mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.7 meters
Weight: empty 60.4 tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 5-barrel mega particle cannon, barrels mounted in manipulator fingers
Optional hand armaments: none
The MS-06Z Bishop (aka Psycommu System Zaku) was the last variant of the Zaku line under the MS-16X [Bishop] plan. The Bishop was produced from parts from three MS-06F Zaku II units. All three of these units were tested at the Corregidor Zone, the same place where the Ace Corps tested the MS-14A Gelgoog. One of the three units was destroyed by an Earth Federation Forces patrol fleet. The plan was halted due to a critical design flaw: the high energy usage which only allowed 10 minutes of combat. This eventually led to the improved MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku. The wire-guided beam arms were identical as the ones which were later implemented on the MSN-02 Zeong. Because of its wire-guided beam arms, psycommu system, and additional apogee motors to keep up the speed, the cost of the Bishop was the equivalent of several Zaku IIs.
Pilot(s): Yahagi Franziback, Annerose Rosenheim
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Gundam Side Stories version)
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