Model number: MS-05L
Code name: Zaku I Sniper Type
Unit type: mass production artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 67.9 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 899 kW; external auxiliary reactor, output rated at 700 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 8,400 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; enhanced targeting monoeye; external auxiliary reactor
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: beam sniper rifle, powered by external auxiliary reactor; heat hawk
The MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type was a unit refitted for long-range sniping. To accommodate this role, the head waas been redesigned and fitted with an improved monoeye for targeting. The right leg was also fitted with a kneepad to stabilize the unit while firing. The suit’s main armament, a beam sniper rifle, was powered by an external auxiliary reactor mounted on the back. The Sniper Type was also equipped with a pair of head-mounted vulcan guns and could use a heat hawk for close-range combat. The Sniper Type was used after the One Year War by Zeon remnants, with some remaining in service as late as the Laplace Incident in UC 0096.
Pilot: Yonem Kirks
First appearance: Harmony of Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
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