The first CAS Unit for the Liger Zero, the CP-17 Schneider Unit is designed for close combat. In the /Zero anime, it seemed to sport higher attack power than the Jaeger or Zero units, although it had freezing problems the first time it was used. The unit features seven energy blades mounted on the Liger Zero's head and sides (five around the head, one on each flank) which can be used to cut through enemy Zoid armor and energy shields. Additionally, the Zero Schneider features improved speed and acceleration through the use of a series of powerful boosters.
The Zoid also mounts a fairly powerful energy shield; in the battle story, it could be combined with energy from the blades to create the Fiveblade Storm, capable of repelling even the Death Stinger's charged particle cannon—which proved handy, as it was often used against them. The Zero Schneider, in fact, was first deployed in ZAC 2101 as a part of the Helic invasion of the Guylos Empire, and was described as the successor to the Blade Liger as it had a stronger E-Sheild and more efficeint boosters as well as laser blades.
In the anime, the Zero Schneider was capable of using the Seven Blade Attack, which seems to have been based off the Fiveblade Storm. The side blades also flip forward, adding to the shield/blade mix's cutting power, a feat not possible with the stock model kit.
The CP-17 kit consists of three frames, as well as two small caps. The kit is molded in orange, gray and light blue; with additional painted details. The model was released in 2000, with production continuing until about 2002.
In Korea, the model was released in a package with a Liger Zero. The model was also released in the U.S. with a recoloured Liger Zero as a Toys "R" Us exclusive. There were no changes to the CP-17 kit itself in either release.
A chromed version was released by Leoshop of Taiwan.