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YOP-04 Balor

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General and Technical Data

Model number: YOP-04
Code name: 
Balor
Unit type:
 prototype unmanned reconnaissance pod
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall height 3.3 meters; overall length 10.2 meters; overall width 6.4 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, maximum observation distance 510.0 kilometers
Fixed armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The YOP-04 Balor was an unmanned reconnaissance pod used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. It was based on the OP-02c Observation Pod and was designed to improve search capabilities even with the presence of high density Minovsky particles. The Balor was designed for high speed maneuvering and was equipped with a large main thruster and four auxiliary thrusters. Using a specially developed sensor, the Balor had a maximum observation distance of 510 kilometers. Zeon’s 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit tested the Balor in UC 0079 in the wreckage of Side 4. The Balor was damaged in the field as the Jotunheim came under fire from an Earth Federation Forces Salamis class cruiser. Due to its high development costs, only a few Balor prototypes were manufactured, and the design subsequently was never mass produced.

Miscellaneous Information

Operator: Richard Wiese
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603
Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

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Writer:

Meimu (Ko Uchiyama)

Artist:
Meimu (Ko Uchiyama)

Mechanical Designer:
Takayuki Yanase

Format:
2 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 08.26.2005 – 04.26.2006

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