Model number: MS-05S
Code name: Char’s Zaku I
Unit type: commander type mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.4 meters; overall width 9.0 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: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: belt-fed MS machine gun, connects to ammo container mounted under backpack; Type A1 MS bazooka
The Principality of Zeon mass produced the MS-05 Zaku I in the build up to its war of independence against the Earth Federation. Mobility test data led to the suggestion of several revisions to the Zaku I, including a new type of shield that mounted on the right shoulder and could protect the suit. A new type of spiked left shoulder armor that could be used offensively was also added. A new belt-fed MS machine gun was also developed, which featured increased ammunition due to a feed mechanism mounted on the back. These improvements were intended to be used by the improved MS-06F Zaku II, but the One Year War broke out just as the Zaku II was entering full production. As a result, some Zaku I units were fitted with the new Zaku II equipment, including one piloted by Char Aznable.
Pilot: Char Aznable
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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