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EMS-04 Zudah

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General and Technical Data

Model number: EMS-04
Code name: Zudah
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0075
First deployment: UC 0075
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: unknown

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 Zudah’s high performance Jupiter engine caused it to explode when overexerted. Additionally, the cost of each Zudah unit was 1.8 times higher than the Zaku I. Despite losing out to the Zaku I, Zimmad continued development on the Zudah and created the “improved” EMS-10 model in UC 0079 during the One Year War. However, technical evaluation by Zeon engineers revealed that the upgraded EMS-10 was mostly identical to the original version and was being touted as improved merely for propaganda purposes.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Jen-Luc Duvall, Franz
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603
Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

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ems-04-torso
Torso
MS IGLOO 603 Info


Writer:

Meimu (Ko Uchiyama)

Artist:
Meimu (Ko Uchiyama)

Mechanical Designer:
Takayuki Yanase

Manga Release:
Japan 08.26.2005 – 04.26.2006

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