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

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.

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


533mm 6-tube missile launcher




Rear view (Mobile suit mode)


Rear view (Mobile armor mode)

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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