ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Phantom

General and Technical Data

Model number: ZGMF-1001
Code name:
 ZAKU Phantom
Unit type:
 commander type mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment:
 pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
 overall height 19.05 meters
 max gross weight 74.70 metric tons
Armor materials:
 ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features:
 sensors, range unknown; hardpoints for mounting Wizard packs
Fixed armaments:
 2 x MA-M8 beam tomahawk, stored inside shoulder shields, 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; 2 x shoulder shield, connected to arms, stores 4 x energy cap for MMI-M633 beam assault rifle
Optional fixed armaments: see ZGMF-1001/K Slash ZAKU Phantom, ZGMF-1001/M Blaze ZAKU Phantom
Optional hand armaments: MMI-M633 beam assault rifle, power rating unknown; M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

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 a New Millennium series of mobile suits, including the ZGMF-1000 ZAKU Warrior and the ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Phantom. Whereas the ZAKU Warrior was meant for regular pilots, the ZAKU Phantom was reserved for aces and commanders. The ZAKU Phantom was equipped with two spiked shields, each of which housed a beam tomahawk. The ZAKU Phantom was also armed with four grenades and a beam rifle, but its armament could be further specialized through the use of interchangeable Wizard packs. These Wizard packs were also compatible with the ZAKU Warrior. Like the ZAKU Warrior, many ZAKU Phantoms featured custom paint jobs by their respective pilots.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Rey Za Burrel, Heine Westenfluss
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Note: “Rey Za Burrel/Heine Westenfluss colors” custom lineart by Dave Skinner; “standard colors” custom lineart by crashandburn




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

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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