MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type

General and Technical Data

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
Performance: unknown
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

Technical and Historical Notes

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.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Yonem Kirks
First appearance: Harmony of Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

ms-05l beam sniper rifle
Beam sniper rifle
ms-05l external reactor
External auxiliary reactor
ms-05l head
ms-05l firing
Firing position
ms-05l leg
Leg with kneepad


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