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MS-05 Zaku I

 

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Denim colors

Black Tri-Stars colors

Char Aznable colors

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MS-05 Zaku I

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-05
Code name: Zaku I
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.4 meters; overall width 8.2 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: MS machine gun; Type A2 MS bazooka; Type A1 Zaku bazooka

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the prototype MS-04 Bugu proves too expensive for mass production, Zeon instead shifts its focus to Zeonic Company's MS-05 Zaku I. The Zaku moves the power pipes that transmit energy for the fluid pulse system beneath the armor to protect it from enemy attacks. As a result, the Zaku's mobility is slightly inferior to that of the Bugu. In UC 0078, several early production Zakus participate in the Battle of Mare Smythii on the lunar surface, which becomes the first mobile suit battle in history. Three of the units are painted in the custom dark gray colors of the Black Tri-Stars, while the fourth unit is painted in Char Aznable's personal red colors. The data gathered from this battle is used in future mobile suit development. By the start of the One Year War in UC 0079, the Principality of Zeon is rolling out the upgraded MS-06F Zaku II.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Denim, Slender, Char Aznable, Gaia, Mash, Ortega
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin MSD Cucuruz Doan's Island

 

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