MSJ-06II-ED Tieren Zhizhu (aka Tieren Orbital Elevator Defense Type, Tieren) is an HRL mobile suit designed for orbital elevator defense, it is featured in the side story manga Mobile Suit Gundam 00V.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Tieren Zhizhu is highly specialized mobile suit, adapted specifically for defending the Human Reform League's orbital elevator. The Zhizhu (Mandarin Chinese for "Spider") is equipped with six wheels which allow it to move up and down on the cables of the elevator. Four of these wheels can also be fitted with tires, allowing the Zhizhu to operate on the ground.
Its main weapon is a 200mm linear cannon, making it the first HRL design to utilize what had long since become standard technology on Union and AEU mobile suits. However, the introduction of the GN-X and its far superior GN Beam Rifle meant that the Tieren Zhizhu was also the last HRL mobile suit equipped with a Linear weapon.
- 200mm Linear Cannon
- Linear Rifles were the standard anti-mobile suit weapon of the Union and AEU prior to the introduction beam weapons. The Tieren Zhizhu is the first and the only Tieren model to use linear weaponry.
- 30mm Machine Gun Turret
- This projectile weapon is found mounted to the bottom of the Tieren Zhizhu. The smoothbore weapon fires a 30mm round.
- 6-tube Missile Pod
- The Tieren Zhizhu is seen to be carrying two 6-tube missile pods on its shoulders.
Before the HRL merged into the Earth Sphere Federation, the MSJ-06II-ED Tieren Zhizhu was used to defend all three orbital elevators. Amy Zimbalist, piloting an Advanced GN-X, engaged in a mock battle with a Tieren Zhizhu that defended an Orbital Elevator. The battle resulted in a successful defense by the Tieren Zhizhu. However, the day after, Amy was interviewed, stating "If I made a serious effort, I would have smashed even the elevator," provoking the anger of senior department.
- This suit's name means "Iron Man Spider" in Chinese.