Mobile Suit Type 500
Introducing the Mobile Suit Type 500, seen here with a Mako Interceptor. The Type 500 is as fast as a starfighter, with greater flexibility, armor, and firepower. In addition to its 5" assault rifle, it carries a 2" pistol and an 9" Red Vorpal Sword. A blast shield on its right arm provides extra defenses against heavy weapons.
Only the most qualified pilots ever get to fly one, and only true prodigies become aces. The current top ace is Chap Zanagher, who once destroyed an Imperial Frigate single-handedly. Zanagher is most often seen escorting the president of the Council of 500 through dangerous space. Like most Type 500 pilots, his mere presence ensures victory in any space engagement.