ZGMF-X101S ZAKU Splendor


Model number: ZGMF-X101S
Code name: ZAKU Splendor
Unit type: experimental multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Core Splendor
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; hardpoints for mounting Wizard packs
Fixed armaments: 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
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam rifle; sword

Following the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT developed its Second Stage of Gundam model mobile suits. As part of that design process, the ZGMF-X101S ZAKU Splendor served as a testbed for the three-module combining system utilized in the ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam. Based on a modified ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Phantom, the ZAKU Splendor featured a detachable cockpit similar to the YFX-M56 Core Splendor. The ZAKU Splendor was armed with standard grenades and could also carry two beam rifles and a sword.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view


ZR20E high explosive grenade


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