Model number: ZM-S09GE
Code name: Tomliat Recon Type
Unit type: custom transformable reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard/canopy-style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 15.0 meters
Weight: empty 8.6 metric tons; max gross 20.7 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5440 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 36940 kg total (2 x 10630 kg, 2 x 7840 kg); beam rotor/shield, provides helicopter-style atmospheric flight and hovering ability, operable in mobile suit and helicopter modes (see also description under “Fixed Armaments”); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 29
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 3 x hardpoint, used to mount beam rotor or beam rifle, 1 located on each forearm, 1 located on backpack; night vision cameras; stealth verniers
Fixed armaments: beam rotor/shield, mounted on either forearm hardpoint in mobile suit mode and on backpack hardpoint in helicopter mode; 2 x 4-tube multi-pod, mounted on legs in mobile suit mode and on main body in helicopter mode; 2 x 2-tube multi-pod, mounted on wings/binders, operable in helicopter mode only; 2 x beam saber/tomahawk, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; vulcan gun, mounted in nose of helicopter mode, operable only in helicopter mode
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by replaceable e-pac; beam bazooka, powered by rechargeable energy cap; multi-bazooka, clip-fed; Gatling gun
The ZM-S09GE Tomliat Recon Type was a variation of the Zanscare Empire’s standard ZM-S09G Tomliat. The Recon Type featured various types of radar as well as standard and night vision cameras. Compared to the standard type, its wings were enlarged and the suit used stealth verniers. The Recon Types operated in groups of three to four units and conducted recon mainly in helicopter mode. Because they operated only at night, the suits were painted black and used by the Black Widow team, named as such after the spider.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam New MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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