MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku


Model number: MSN-01
Code name: Psycommu System Zaku
Unit type: experimental psycommu system mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
head height 17.2 meters
Weight: empty 65.4 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
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 2 x wire-guided 5-barrel mega particle cannon, barrels mounted in manipulator fingers
Optional hand armaments: none

The second part of the MS-16X [Bishop] plan led to the MSN-01 Psycommu System Zaku. With this suit the Zeon continued their research into Newtypes and Newtype-related suits. Since Minovsky particles didn’t affect brainwaves, this proved to be an important asset. Due to the problem of speed found in the MS-06Z Bishop, its legs were removed and replaced with high output rocket verniers, thus yielding the MSN-01. Since the MSN-01 used many of the same parts as MS-06Z, the designers were unable to gain any satisfactory results under high speed testing, so they relied on the MAN-03 Braw-Bro for high speed testing data. Zeon scientists continued to try to make the psycommu system smaller, but ran into many problems, which led to the creation of the larger MSN-02 Zeong. An MSN-01 unit piloted by Billy Hickam saw combat at A Baoa Qu,  the last battle of the One Year War.

Pilot: Billy Hickam
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Crisis version)


Rear view (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 2)


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