Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Zero Shiki is a general purpose prototype mobile suit which is developed from the data obtained on the RMS-099 Rick Dias. The unit shares aesthetics from the Rick Dias as well as some design features seen in the MSN-001 Delta Gundam. The unit's red color mirrors that of the mobile suits used by the legendary Zeon pilot Char Aznable.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- On the sides of Zero Shiki's head mounts a pair of 60mm Vulcan Guns. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but have little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits; however, the vulcan gun can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. These weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles.
- Beam Saber
- The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. It emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and is capable of cutting through almost any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Zero Shiki had 2 beam sabers stored on the recharge rack of the rear-waist armor.
- Beam Rifle
- The standard ranged armament of many mobile suits is the beam rifle. The particle beam fired from a rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures.
Special Equipment & Features
- Ballute System
- atmosphere, a bowl-shaped ballute (balloon parachute) deploys to protect it from the friction heat of atmospheric entry. The balloon then detaches, leaving the mobile suit with chest and leg hover units which ease its descent to the ground. If the mobile suit reaches the ground without expending all the fuel in the leg units, these devices can also be used for hovering and high-speed strike missions. The equipment was designed and mass produced between the years UC 0083 and 0087 and is designed to be used by a multitude of different mobile suit models.