Model number: ZGMF-1017
Code name: 
Unit type: 
mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Asimov Design Bureau
Operator(s): ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty); civilians
First deployment: 3 November C.E. 69
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 21.43 meters
Weight: max gross weight 78.5 metric tons
Armor materials:
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x M68 “Pardus” 3-barrel missile launcher, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: 2 x M66 “Canus” short-range guided missile launcher, two missiles per launcher; M69 “Barrus” heavy ion cannon; M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless rifle; MMI-M8A3 76mm heavy assault machine gun; MA-M3 heavy sword

As tensions increased between the Naturals of the Earth Alliance and the Coordinators of ZAFT, military development also continued. Whereas the Alliance concentrated on mobile armors like the TS-MA2 Moebius, ZAFT instead developed the first humanoid mobile suit in C.E. 65, the YMF-01B Proto GINN. Four years later, that prototype was refined into a mass production version, the ZGMF-1017 GINN. The GINN was vastly superior to the Moebius, as illustrated by the poor performance of the Moebius line in most conflicts following the GINN’s introduction. The GINN’s basic armament consisted of a 76mm machine gun and a heavy sword, but it could also be equipped with a wide variety of weapons for specific combat scenarios. These optional weapons included leg-mounted missile launchers, handheld missile launchers and a heavy particle cannon. As a general purpose mass produced suit, the GINN was deployed by ZAFT in space as well as on Earth. Because of the versatility of its design, ZAFT created many variants based on the basic GINN design. The GINN (and its many variants) were so widely produced that many units were salvaged or otherwise acquired by mercenaries, the Junk Guild or private citizens. In July C.E. 71, ZAFT began rolling out the new mass production model ZGMF-600 GuAIZ to replace the aging GINN.

Pilot(s): Miguel Aiman, Olor Koudenberg, Matthew, Jean Carrey, Kaite Madigan, Seamus Bonny
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara




M66 “Canus” short-range guided missile launcher


M68 “Cattus” 500mm recoilless gun


M68 “Pardus” 3-tube missile launcher


M69 “Barrus” heavy ion cannon


MA-M3 heavy sword


MMI-M8A3 76mm heavy assault machine gun


Rear view



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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