ZMT-S37S Zanspine


Model number: ZMT-S37S
Code name: Zanspine
Unit type: trial production mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.3 meters
Weight: base weight 12.0 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rated at 8,021 kW
Propulsion: 3 x Minovsky drive thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; psycommu system
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam fan, stored on back, double as beam wings; 2 x 4-tube beam string emitter, mounted on forearms; 2 x beam shield, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle
Remote weapons: 4 x tinkle bit, stored on shoulders

Developed near the end of the Zanscare War of UC 0153, the ZMT-S37S Zanspine was the testbed for the Minovsky Drive technology that had been captured from the League Militaire. Under the supervision of Tassilo Vago, the Zanspine was to be Zanscare’s strongest mobile suit. With its Minovsky Drive operating in a similar fashion to the LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam, the Zanspine had incredible speed and mobility, as well as the ability to generate the Wings of Light that the V2 Gundam made famous. Two of the three beam wing generators could be detached from the back and used as giant beam fans. Additionally, the Zanspine featured a psycommu system that allowed it to make all-range attacks with its powerful tinkle bits. The rest of its armaments included a standard beam rifle, a pair of beam string emitters, and a pair of beam shields. With its combination of weapons and features, the Zanspine was actually superior to the V2 Gundam in terms of combat ability. Unfortunately for Zanscare, Tassilo was killed in action and the war ended just after the Zanspine was completed, meaning that it was never deployed. It was speculated that had it seen action, the Zanspine would have become the new symbol of the Zanscare Empire.

Pilot(s): Fuala Griffon, Katejina Loos
First appearance: SD Gundam G Generation F
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki



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