When the Cyclops Team commenced Operation Rubicon, a mission to capture or destroy the prototype RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex". For his role in the plan, Mikhail acted as a decoy to distract the Federation soldiers in the Libot base by flying his Kampfer across Libot while the other members of the Cyclops Team infiltrated the base disguised as Federation soldiers to steal or destroy Gundam Alex. After Operation Rubicon fails due to sabotage by Colonel Killing, Mikhail is left to face the Alex Gundam alone. Despite Mikhail's best efforts, his Kampfer is unable to match up to the Alex Gundam's superior armor and firepower, and Mikhail meets his end when the Alex Gundam's hidden arm-mounted gatling cannon fires his Kampfer's thin armor and killed him in the cockpit.
Principality of Zeon