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TFA-2 ZuOOT

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General and Technical Data

Model number: TFA-2
Code name: ZuOOT
Unit type: mass production transformable artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator(s): ZAFT; civilians
First deployment: C.E. 70
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.86 meters (mobile suit mode); 13.57 meters (tank mode)
Weight: max gross weight 83.59 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x engine-driven caterpillar tread (tank mode)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel cannons, mounted on shoulders; 4 x vulcan gun, mounted on head; 2-barrel cannon, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: heavy assault machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

For the invasion of Earth, ZAFT created various models of mobile suits, including the transforming ground assault artillery unit TFA-2 ZuOOT. Throughout the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT deployed ZuOOTs across the world from North Africa to the failed Operation Spit Break in Alaska. In the designated tank mode, the ZuOOT could speed across land with its tank treads, but it was no more maneuverable than the standard Linear Tank used by the Earth Alliance. Because of this poor maneuverability, ZuOOTs often operated in conjunction with the highly maneuverable quadruped TMF/A-802 BuCUE. The ZuOOT’s main armament included twin shoulder-mounted cannons, but it was also equipped with vulcan guns, an arm-mounted cannon and a handheld machine gun. Despite its relatively poor performance, ZAFT created an upgraded model after the war, the TFA-4DE GAZuOOT.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Martin DaCosta
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart

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Gundam SEED Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005

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