MS-05S Garret Schmitzer’s Zaku I

General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-05S
Code name: Garret Schmitzer’s Zaku I
Unit type: commander type high powered mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0076
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.0 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: super-hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: heat saber, mounted inside shield on left forearm, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: MMP-80 90mm machine gun, clip-fed, 32 rounds per clip, spare clips can be stored on waist armor storage racks; 880mm raketen bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip, spare clips can be stored on waist armor storage racks; 90mm assault rifle; 3-tube missile launcher

Technical and Historical Notes

A custom MS-05B Zaku I was used by Garret Schmitzer, the founder and leader of the Midnight Fenrir Corps. Before the One Year War, Schmitzer was already a decorated mobile suit pilot, and he proved his abilities in the opening days of the war. However, during an attack on a facility in New Guinea to clear the way for the Operation British colony drop, Schmitzer was severely wounded when a booby-trapped railgun facility exploded. Schmitzer survived, though his injuries prevented him from returning to active combat duty. Despite this handicap, Schmitzer persuaded Adm. Kycilia Zabi to create the Midnight Fenrir Corps. Under his command, the Midnight Fenrir went on to distinguish themselves in the One Year War. Despite the restriction from combat duty, Schmitzer still used his MS-05S in training missions and in simulations, providing a valuable service to his team even though he could not fight. The differences between this mobile suit and a regular MS-05B were minor. The only major differences were a second shoulder dome on the right shoulder, the striking (and often misleading) white and silver custom paint job, and a new shield mounting the fearsome heat saber seen on the MS-07B Gouf.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Garret Schmitzer
First appearance: Zeonic Front: Mobile Suit Gundam 0079

MMP-80 machine gun


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