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ZGMF-600 GuAIZ

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ZGMF-600
Code name: 
GuAIZ
Unit type:
 mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): MMI (Maius Military Industries); Clark, Asimov, & Heinlein Design Bureaus
Operator: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment: 12 July C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 20.24 meters
Weight: max gross weight 80.2 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: 2 x MMI-GAU2 “Picus” 76mm CIWS, mounted on head; 2 x EEQ7R extensional arrestor, mounted on back, can be fired out on a line
Optional fixed armaments: MA-MV03 composite shield, features dual beam claw on tip, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: MA-M21G beam rifle, power rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

As the Bloody Valentine War dragged on, ZAFT continuously fielded new mobile suits. In the later part of the war, the Earth Alliance caught up to ZAFT with its first mass production design, the GAT-01 Strike Dagger. Soon after, ZAFT introduced the ZGMF-600 GuAIZ as its final mass production model to replace the aging ZGMF-1017 GINN. Though the GuAIZ was similar in appearance to earlier ZAFT units, it featured newer technologies that ZAFT acquired after stealing four Alliance Gundams earlier in the year. These technologies included a now standard beam rifle, head-mounted vulcan guns and a pair of beam claws located on the shield. Additionally, the GuAIZ was equipped with an extensional arrestor similar to the “Panzer Eisen” rocket anchor used by the GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam.

ZAFT incorporated other test weapons in the YFX-600R GuAIZ Experimental Firearms Type. The GuAIZ came in a standard olive green color scheme, but it was also available in gray commander’s colors for use by ace pilots such as Rau Le Creuset. Although the GuAIZ generally outperformed the Strike Dagger and Orb’s MBF-M1 M1 Astray, the biggest problem facing ZAFT was getting enough units onto the battlefield. Unfortunately for ZAFT, the GuAIZ was introduced too late in the war to be able to make a difference in its outcome. In the years after the war, ZAFT rolled out an upgraded version, the ZGMF-601R GuAIZ R.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Rau Le Creuset, Gai Murakumo
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer(s): Ryuuta Sagesaka (principal design), Kunio Okawara (cleanup)

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Gundam SEED Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
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

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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