General and Technical Data

Model number: UMF-5
Code name: ZnO
Unit type: mass production transformable amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: C.E. 70
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 21.37 meters
Weight: max gross weight 69.42 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x phonon maser high energy cannon, mounted on hands; 2 x 533mm 6-tube missile launcher, mounted on chest
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

ZAFT designs various mobile suits to attain supremacy over Earth during the Bloody Valentine War. The UMF-5 ZnO was one of two suits designed specifically for amphibious combat, along with the UMF-4A GOOhN. As an aquatic unit, the ZnO specialized in high-speed maneuverability and could transform into a swim mode to travel at high speeds and ram enemy mobile suits or vessels. The ZnO’s armament consisted of hand-mounted phonon maser cannons, which were high-powered lasers that could travel through water. Other armaments included two 6-tube missile launchers mounted on the ZnO’s chest. In combat, ZnOs were usually deployed from Vosgulov class submarines and operated in conjunction with GOOhNs and on occasion the UWMF-1/S GINN WASP Type. ZnOs were widely used across Earth’s oceans, and many units participated in Operation Spit Break, ZAFT’s unsuccessful attack on the Earth Alliance’s JOSH-A base in Alaska.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Marco Morassim
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

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

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

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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