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EMS-10 Zudah

 

ems-10

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: EMS-10
Code name: Zudah
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon

Rollout: October UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.3 meters
Weight: empty 61.0 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,150 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 58,700 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left shoulder, stores 2 x sturm faust; heat hawk, stored on right leg, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: Zaku machine gun, Zaku bazooka, 135mm anti-ship rifle

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In UC 0075, Zimmad Company and Zeonic Company competed for a contract to mass produce a mobile suit for the Principality of Zeon. Zimmad’s EMS-04 Zudah lost to the design that was mass produced as the MS-05B Zaku I. The reason: despite having superior maneuverability to the Zaku I, a fatal flaw in the EMS-04’s high performance Jupiter engine caused it to explode when overexerted. The cost of each Zudah unit was also 1.8 times higher than the Zaku I. Zimmad went back to the drawing board and rolled out the "improved" EMS-10 Zudah with its new Saturn engine in UC 0079. Four units were assigned to the 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit on the Jotunheim for testing and use in Zeon propaganda against the Earth Federation Forces. When a unit was destroyed during testing, engineer Oliver May discovered that the EMS-10 had mostly cosmetic upgrades and the fatal flaw of the EMS-04 was still present. Jean Luc Duvall’s unit was later destroyed while defending Zeon survivors escaping into space following the loss at the Battle of Odessa. Because the Jotunheim lacked a regular mobile suit company, the remaining Zudahs were kept in service through the end of the war, with their pilots making sure not to over accelerate.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Jean Luc Duvall, Hideto Washiya, Monique Cadillac, Wolfgang
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam: Hunter of Black Clothes; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Nameless Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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