MSM-10 Zock

The MSM-10 Zock was an amphibious mobile suit produced in limited quantities by the Principality of Zeon. The “MS” in the model code refers to it being a mobile suit, while the “M” identifies it as a marine model. The “10” in the model code indicates that it was the tenth design.

History

The MSM-10 Zock was the last marine mobile suit produced by the Principality of Zeon before the end of the One Year War.

Only three Zock units were produced at Zeon’s California Base. One unit was assigned to Char Aznable’s team during his assault on the Earth Federation’s Jaburo base on November

Design

Although the Zock was classified as a mobile suit, its form was heavily influenced by mobile armour design concepts. It had a symmetrical design that meant that it had no front or back.

It relied on thrusters hidden under its armour flaps for movement. Its legs were more ornamental than functional. The Zock’s weaponry allowed it to cover all angles of attack. It was built with a monoeye that could cover a 360-degree field of view.

Armaments

The Zock was equipped with fixed ranged weapons and used claws for close range combat.

Claws

The Zock had a pair of claws that it used for melee combat. The claws could be used to strike or grapple enemies.

Photon maser gun

A photon maser gun was mounted in the top of the Zock’s head. This was often used to target enemy units above it when the Zock was underwater.

Mega particle cannons

The Zock had eight mega particle cannons mounted on its upper torso, with two on each shoulder. This provided it with a 180-degree firing angle on each side.

Known pilots

Behind the scenes

Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.

Appearances