The MA-05 Bigro was a space combat mobile armour mass produced by the Principality of Zeon.
The Principality of Zeon had a weapons design competition a few years before the One Year War. The MIP Company unveiled the MIP-X1 mobile armour but Zeon adopted the designs of the more agile and versatile mobile suit designed by the Zeonic Company.
At the beginning of the war, Zeon had a renewed interest in the mobile armour concept and the MIP-X1 design was improved to eventually become the MA-05 Bigro. Limited units were produced due to the high cost of the Bigro. The mobile armour was accomplished in anti-warship duties.
The MA-05 Bigro had a pair of large claws to give it limited Active Mass Balance Auto Control (AMBAC) ability. It used a mono-eye sensor that was prevalent in the Zeon mobile suits. The Bigro’s twin rocket thrusters gave it remarkable speed and acceleration.
The mobile armour was equipped with a Minovsky particle scattering system for electronic countermeasure (ECM) purposes.
The Bigro could only use its mounted weapons in battle. It was equipped with short and medium-range armaments.
It had a pair of claws that it could use to grapple its enemy in close range. The sharp claws coupled with the momentum from the Bigro’s speed meant that the claws had a deadly thrust.
Mega particle cannon
A large scattering mega-particle cannon was mounted on the Bigro’s main body. The cannon had enough power to destroy a battleship with a single shot.
Four-tube missile launchers
A four-tube missile launcher was mounted in the main body of the Bigro. These provided the mobile armour with a ranged weapon to use while it waited for its main cannon to cool down in between shots.
Behind the scenes
Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.