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AMS-129M Zee Zulu

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AMS-129M
Code name: 
Zee Zulu
Unit type:
 general purpose amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Zeon Remnants
First deployment: UC 0096
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 20.3 meters
Weight: empty 28.9 metric tons; max gross 42.8 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,470 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 18,200 meters; underwater equipment, mounted on torso and neck; underwater fins, mounted on feet
Fixed armaments: 2 x iron nail, mounted on forearms; 2 x heat knife, stored on rack on rear waist, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam machine gun w/grenade launcher

Technical and Historical Notes

The AMS-129M Zee Zulu was an amphibious mobile suit developed based on the mass production model AMS-129 Geara Zulu. The Zee Zulu’s exterior was fitted with customized diving equipment to resist water pressure, including neck-mounted ballast tanks and a vest-shaped diving device. It used hydrojet thrusters for its propulsion and was aided by fins mounted on the feet. The Zee Zulu was armed with heat knives and iron nails, and a weapons storage container on its back could carry items like a beam machine gun. The claw-like appearance of the iron nails was reminiscent of the Principality of Zeon’s old amphibious suit, the MSM-07 Z’Gok. The beam machine gun featured a convergence mode to allow for underwater operation. The Zee Zulu was used by Zeon remnants in an attack on the EFF’s Torrington Base in UC 0096, where they proved superior to outdated amphibious suits like the One Year War-era RAG-79 Aqua GM.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)
Original mechanical designer:
 Hajime Katoki
Note: Based on the AMS-129M Zee Zulu from the Gundam Unicorn novels

Lineart
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Fins
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Iron nail
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Linear seat
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Weapon storage container
Gundam Unicorn Info


Director:
Kazuhiro Furuhashi

Writer(s):
Yasuyuki Muto
Harutoshi Fukui (novel)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki
Yoshinori Sayama
Nobuhiko Genma

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Hiroyuki Sawano

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014
U.S. 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.03.2016 – 09.11.2016
U.S. 01.07.2017 – 06.10.2017

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