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MS-04 Prototype Zaku

 

ms-04

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-04
Code name:
Prototype Zaku
Unit type:
prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0074
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 57.4 metric tons; max gross 72.5 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 953 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 47000 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 2950 meters
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: 100mm machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In UC 0073, the Zeonic Company creates the world's first mobile suit, the problematic MS-03 Prototype Zaku. Zeonic goes back to the drawing board and creates the improved MS-04 Prototype Zaku, which features the revolutionary new Minovsky fusion reactor. With the new Minovsky reactor, the MS-04 is twice as powerful as the MS-03. With increased armor, the MS-04 is the first mobile suit capable of being battle tested. The MS-04 is armed with a 100mm machine gun, but simulations prove it to be too weak against warships, leading to the development of a bazooka. Because of the MS-04's high cost, it is further redeveloped until the next model is finally mass produced as the MS-05B Zaku I.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Elliot Lem
Appearances: M-MSV (Kunio Okawara Collection)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

100mm machine gun

 

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