Version 1, standard illustration
Version 1, alternate illustration, equipped with missile pods
Version 1, alternate colors, equipped with missile pods
Model number: EMS-05
Code name: Acg
Unit type: underground attack mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.6 meters
Weight: empty 69.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: hovering jets: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x large drill, mounted on arms; 2 x rock grinder/cutter, mounted on torso
Fixed armaments: laser torch, mounted on torso
Optional fixed armaments: 4-tube missile pod, replaces drill on arm; 4-tube missile pod, mounted on torso
In preparation for its planned assault on the Earth Federation Forces’ underground South American Jaburo military headquarters during the One Year War, the Zeon military forces stationed at California Base developed a series of specialized mobile suits to aid in the assault. One of these units was the EMS-05 Acg, designed primarily to bore through rock and create tunnels for combat mobile suits to use to invade Jaburo from the inside. The Acg was equipped with a pair of stubby hovercraft “feet” instead of standard walking legs, and mounted two large drills on its arms, a pair of rock grinders/cutters on its shoulders, and a laser torch in its torso to help in cutting through and breaking down rubble. Though its combat capability was almost nil, it could be outfitted with missile launchers in place of its drilling equipment to serve in a fire support role. However, the Acgs built at California Base were never deployed, as Zeon ace Char Aznable discovered the secret spacedock entrance to Jaburo long before the scheduled assault, and launched a hasty attack with what limited resources he received from the California Base in time.
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)
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