General and Technical Data

Model number: ZGMF-515
Code name: 
Unit type: commander type mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator(s): ZAFT; Serpent Tail
First deployment: C.E. 70
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 21.43 meters
Weight: max gross weight 80.22 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: MA-M4A heavy sword, stored on back, hand-carried in use 
Optional fixed armaments: M7070 shield-plus-28mm vulcan system, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: MMI-M7S 76mm heavy assault machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

ZAFT’s ZGMF-515 CGUE was an improved version of their standard ZGMF-1017 GINN and was designed for use by commanders and ace pilots like Rau Le Creuset. The CGUE was faster and more maneuverable than a standard GINN, and their armaments differed somewhat. The CGUE was armed with a heavy assault machine gun and heavy sword similar to those of the GINN, but it could also be equipped with a combination shield and vulcan gun system on its left arm. In addition to the standard CGUE, ZAFT also created the experimental YFX-200 CGUE DEEP Arms to test beam weaponry. During the Bloody Valentine War, one unit was used by ace pilot Rau in many duels with famous enemy ace Mu La Flaga, known as the “Hawk of Endymion.” However, after the attack on Heliopolis, Rau usually stayed behind on the battleship Vesalius and let his subordinates do most of the fighting with their four stolen Gundams. The two enemies later met again on the battlefield when Rau upgraded to the newer ZGMF-600 GuAIZ and Mu to the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Rau Le Creuset, Xist Elwes
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



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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