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UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: UWMF/S-1
Code name:
GINN WASP Type
Unit type:
Water Adapted Search & Patrol Type mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: C.E. 70
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: active/passive sonar array, electric field sensors (AKA "Lorenzini sensors"), range unknown; towed sonar array canister and ultra-long-wave data communication system
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments:
rocket dart launcher, MMI-TT04 405mm Mk-II multipurpose torpedo launcher, phonon maser cannon

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the course of the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT creates many variants of their standard mobile suit ZGMF-1017 GINN for use in different environments. One such variation is the UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP (Water Adapted Search and Patrol) Type. Because most of the WASP's exterior is the same as the standard GINN, it is easy to convert a GINN to the WASP Type. This unit is designed for use in aquatic environments, and although it usually patrols areas with shallow water, it can operate at depths of up to 100 meters. The WASP is used to destroy enemy bases and ships near the shoreline, but it also serves as a support unit for amphibious suits such as the UMF-4A GOOhN and UMF-5 ZnO. The WASP's optional armament consists of a rocket dart launcher, a torpedo launcher and the rare phonon maser cannon. For its search functions, the WASP Type is outfitted with a large sensor unit and search light on its head, and it can also be equipped with an optional towed sonar array. This sonar array is also used by the Earth Alliance's GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue and GAT-706S Deep Forbidden underwater mobile suits. After the war, ZAFT produces the UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type Custom, which features improved Lorenzini sensors.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: SEED-MSV (Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY (OVA); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

MMI-TT04 405mm Mk-II multipurpose torpedo launcher

 

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