Model number: MS-05
Code name: Zaku I
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.4 meters; overall width 8.2 meters
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: MS machine gun; Type A2 MS bazooka; Type A1 MS bazooka
When the prototype MS-04 Bugu proved too expensive for mass production, Zeon instead shifts its focus to Zeonic Company’s MS-05 Zaku I. The Zaku moved the power pipes that transmitted energy for the fluid pulse system beneath the armor to protect it from enemy attacks. As a result, the Zaku’s mobility was slightly inferior to that of the Bugu. In UC 0078, several early production Zakus participated in the Battle of Mare Smythii on the lunar surface, which became the first mobile suit battle in history. Three of the units were painted in the custom dark gray colors of the Black Tri-Stars, while the fourth unit was painted in Char Aznable’s personal red colors. The data gathered from this battle was used in future mobile suit development. By the start of the One Year War in UC 0079, Zeon was rolling out the upgraded MS-06F Zaku II.
Pilot(s): Denim, Slender, Char Aznable, Gaia, Mash, Ortega
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Gundam: The Origin Info
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)
6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)
Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019
Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019
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