YMS-06Z Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku

The YMS-06Z Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku was a prototype Newtype-use mobile suit produced by the Principality of Zeon. The “Y” in the model code refers to it being an experimental mobile suit, while the “MS-06” in the model code meant it was based on the MS-06 Zaku frame.

History

During the One Year War, researches at the Flanagan Institute discovered that Newtypes emitted powerful thought waves. The invention of the psycommu system to tap on these thought waves to control computers unlocked new frontiers in science and technology.

The Principality of Zeon command wanted to implement the technology in mobile suit warfare to give their Newtype pilots the upper hand in the War. The Bishop Plan was a development program with the goal of producing mobile suits equipped with psycommu system. Zeon engineers first tested adding the psycommu system to the MS-06 Zaku II frame to create the YMS-06Z Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku.

Following the success of the unit, they modified three MS-06F Zaku II units into the MS-06Z Bishop for further field tests.

Production overview

Model number: YMS-06Z

Code name: Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku

Type: Prototype Newtype-use mobile suit

Completed: Unknown

First deployment: Unknown

Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon

Operator: Principality of Zeon

Developed from

MS-06F Zaku II

Developed into

MS-06Z Bishop

Variants: None

General characteristics

Crew: Pilot only

Cockpit: Standard with linear seat cockpit in head

Head height: 17.5 m

Total height: Unknown

Empty weight: 65.4 t

Gross weight: Unknown

Armour: Super hard steel alloy

Sensors: Custom

Sensor range: Unknown

Performance

Power plant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor

Power output: Unknown

Propulsion: Rocket thrusters: Total output unknown

Max speed: Unknown

180° turn time: Unknown

Thrust-to-weight ratio: Unknown

Armaments

Fixed

‣ 2 x mega particle cannon

Equipment

Psycommu system

Design

The Principality of Zeon embarked on the Bishop Plan to create psycommu-equipped mobile suits for Newtype -use. Using the successful MS-06 Zaku II frame as the foundation for the experimental unit, Zeon engineers developed the YMS-06Z Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku by incorporating the psycommu system in the mobile suit for Newtype use.

A Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor powered the mobile suit. Like the Zeon mobile suits of its time, it had super hard steel ally armour.

Since it used a Zaku frame, the Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku had a standard cockpit with linear seat in its torso. It had a set of custom sensors that boosted its detection range through they psycommu system.

Armaments

The Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku was equipped with fixed ranged weapons and used its hands for melee combat.

Mega particle cannons

The Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku had a mega particle cannon module attached to the back of each shoulder. They could detach from the mobile suit and operate remotely. These had thick wires to control them while they were separated from the mobile suit.

Known pilots

Behind the scenes

Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.

Appearances

*Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny