EMS-10 Zudah


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; 2 x sturm faust, stored in shield
Optional hand armaments: Zaku machine gun, Zaku bazooka, 135mm anti-ship rifle; heat hawk, stored on right leg

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 was mainly a cosmetic upgrade and still suffered from the EMS-04’s fatal flaw. 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.

Pilot(s): Jean Luc Duvall, Hideto Washiya, Monique Cadillac, Wolfgang
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi


Rear view




Sturm faust


Zaku bazooka


Zaku machine gun


Takashi Imanishi

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shinji Aramaki
Kenki Fujioka
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:

Musical Composer:
Megumi Ohashi

6 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 04.26.2005 – 10.28.2005 (The Hidden One Year War); 04.26.2006 – 08.25.2006 (Apocalypse 0079)
U.S. 11.27.2007 (The Hidden One Year War); 01.08.2008 (Apocalypse 0079)


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