SPT-ZK-53U Zakaal


Model number: SPT-ZK-53U
Code name: Zakaal
Unit type: custom commander type super powered tracer
Manufacturer: Gradosian Empire
Operator: Gradosian Empire
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 11.82 meters, head height 9.80 meters
Weight: max gross 16.03 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown; thickness 135mm
Powerplant: fuel cell; engine output 221 PU
Propulsion: 28,300 kg; attitude control verniers: 14
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.77 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, sensitivity -56.8 dB; V-MAX system
Fixed armaments: arm horn, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: LDR-00R lasered rifle

The SPT-ZK-53U Zakaal was the custom personal unit of Admiral Gresco’s son, Le Cain. As befitting a member of the ruling class, the Zakaal was gold colored and decorated with an ornate crest on its left shoulder. The Zakaal’s armaments included a claw-like arm horn mounted on the left arm and a lasered rifle, but it also held a secret that not even Le Cain was aware of. Dr. Nizon, an SPT researcher, revealed to Le Cain that all next generation SPTs constructed since 1996 contained an experimental V-MAX system resembling the one pioneered in the SPT-LZ-00X Layzner. The feature was locked away by default due to the deaths of test pilots who were unable to control V-MAX. However, Le Cain proved in a combat simulator that he could easily master V-MAX and the additional “red power” super charge that boosted V-MAX an extra 15 percent. Thanks to the “red power,” Le Cain was able to inflict heavy damage on Layzner. On December 30, 1999, Le Cain headed into space to stop the Seal of Grados and fought Eiji Asuka’s E-SPT-LZ-00X-B New Layzner. The battle proved inconclusive and ended when Le Cain was taken away inside the Seal and the Zakaal was abandoned in space, its fate unknown.

Pilot: Le Cain
First appearance: Blue Comet SPT Layzner
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Arm horn






LDR-00R lasered rifle


Rear view

Layzner Info

Ryosuke Takahashi

Ryosuke Takahashi
Fuyunori Gobu
Yasushi Hirano
Tsunehisa Ito
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Endo Miego

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Moriyasu Taniguchi

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

38 episodes; 3 compilation OVAs

Japan 10.03.1985 – 06.26.1986

38 episodes (TV); 3 episodes (OVA)

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 08.21.1986 – 10.21.1986


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