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MA-04X Zakrello

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MA-04X
Code name: Zakrello
Unit type: experimental mobile armor
Manufacturer: MIP Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall length 25.0 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 185.0 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: diffuse mega particle cannon, mounted inside mouth, 2 x heat claw, mounted on arms; 2 x 4-tube missile launcher, mounted on main body

Technical and Historical Notes

The Principality of Zeon began developing experimental mobile armors during the early stages of the One Year War, and one of the earliest designs was the space use MA-04X Zakrello. Rather than the agile and multi-role concept used in mobile suits, the Zakrello mobile armor was designed with speed and firepower in mind. It was equipped with a high output generator to power its diffuse mega particle cannon, and mounted large enough thrusters to give it tremendous acceleration. It also featured a pair of heat claws for melee attacks, plus a pair of missile launchers. However, what the Zakrello enjoyed in speed it lacked in agility, making it highly prone to taking fire and being unable to dodge attacks, which was demonstrated in the field when one unit was destroyed in a battle with the RX-78-2 Gundam. In addition to the standard Zakrello, the Zeon also created a Newtype-use variant, the MAN-00X-2 Brawrello.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Dmitri
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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