ZGMF-1000 ZAKU Warrior


Model number: ZGMF-1000
Code name: ZAKU Warrior
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.19 meters
Weight: max gross weight 73.09 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; hardpoints for mounting Wizard packs
Fixed armaments: MA-M8 beam tomahawk, stored inside shoulder shield, hand-carried in use; 4 x hand grenade (ZR30F fragmentation grenade, ZR20E high explosive grenade, ZR271 thermite incendiary grenade, ZR11Q flash grenade, ZR13Q smoke grenade), stored on hip armor; shoulder shield, connected to left arm, stores 2 x energy cap for MMI-M633 beam assault rifle
Optional fixed armaments: see ZGMF-1000/A1 Gunner ZAKU WarriorZGMF-1000/M Blaze ZAKU WarriorZGMF-1000/K Slash ZAKU WarriorZGMF-1000/AAL Noctiluca ZAKU Warrior
Optional hand armaments: MMI-M633 beam assault rifle; bazooka; M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless rifle

Following the end of the Bloody Valentine War, the Junius Treaty placed restrictions on the mobile suit forces of both sides. With a new focus placed on quality over quantity, ZAFT developed the New Millennium series of mobile suits, including the ZGMF-1000 ZAKU (ZAFT Armed Keeper of Unity) Warrior. Based on the more powerful ZGMF-X999A ZAKU Mass Production Trial Type, the ZAKU Warrior was in essence an update of the original ZGMF-1017 GINN with a host of new features. The ZAKU Warrior’s base armaments included a beam assault rifle, four multi-purpose grenades stored on the hips and a beam tomahawk stored in a spiked shield mounted on the left arm. The ZAKU Warrior could also be further equipped for various mission roles through the use of specialized Wizard packs. These Wizard packs could include additional armaments such as beam cannons or missile launchers. Some Wizard packs also featured extra thrusters for increased speed and mobility, as well as specialized equipment for combat in certain environments. Although the ZAKU Warrior’s standard production color was green, many pilots customized their units with personal color schemes. By October C.E. 73, the ZAKU Warrior had begun to replace the ZGMF-601R GuAIZ R and the aging GINN as ZAFT’s main mass production mobile suit.

Pilot(s): Lunamaria Hawke, Athrun Zala (aka Alex Dino)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara






MA-M8 beam tomahawk


MMI-M633 beam assault rifle


Rear view






ZR20E high explosive grenade


Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes; 1 TV special; 4 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009


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