ZGMF-1017 Gai’s GINN


Model number: ZGMF-1017
Code name: Gai’s GINN
Unit type: custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: Serpent Tail
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; secondary monoeye, mounted on head; 2 x fuel pod, mounted on back
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Armor Schneider” combat knife, stored in shoulders, hand-carried in use; 2 x flash bomb launcher, mounted in torso
Optional hand armaments: M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless gun

Owing to its large production run, ZAFT’s ZGMF-1017 GINN fell into the hands of many parties, including Serpent Tail mercenary Gai Murakumo. Gai heavily customized a GINN to serve as his personal unit. His unit was equipped with more thrusters than a standard GINN and thus required two fuel pods to keep up his desired level of performance. The head crest was also replaced with a secondary monoeye, giving Gai a clearer view of threats approaching from the rear. The custom GINN’s armaments included a pair of “Armor Schneider” combat knives taken from Earth Alliance suits, a pair of flash bomb launchers and a “Cattus” recoilless gun. In January C.E. 71, Gai’s mission to destroy ZAFT supply bases was interrupted by an attack from ZAFT ace pilot Miguel Aiman. Gai’s GINN was damaged in the battle, and he sacrificed it in order to complete his mission. Soon after, he discovered the MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame in the remains of the destroyed space colony Heliopolis.

Pilot: Gai Murakumo
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY
Original mechanical designer: Yoshihiko Machida




Leg thrusters


M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless gun


Rear view



Tomohiro Chiba

Koichi Tokita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Junichi Akutsu
Yoshihiko Machida
Koichi Tokita

3 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 09.26.2002 – 10.01.2003
U.S. 05.11.2004 – 11.09.2004


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