ZGMF/TAR-X1 GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type

General and Technical Data

Model number: ZGMF/TAR-X1
Code name: 
GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type
Unit type:
 fighter and tactical air reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Mirage Colloid
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: JDP3-MMX50 experimental close combat beam assault rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Throughout the course of the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT created several reconnaissance versions of the ZGMF-1017 GINN, including the ZGMF-LRR704B GINN Long Range Reconnaissance Type and the ZGMF/TAR-X1 GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type. Unlike the Long Range Recon Type, the Tactical Air Recon Type was designed as close-range stealth infiltration unit. Stealth infiltration was possible through the use of Mirage Colloid technology, which ZAFT reverse engineered from the stolen Earth Alliance mobile suit GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam. However, unlike the Blitz Gundam, the Tactical Air Recon Type could only use Mirage Colloid when standing still. When in motion, brief glimpses of the suit could be seen by the naked eye. The Tactical Air Recon Type’s sole armament included an experimental close combat beam assault rifle, which was fitted with a long spike. At least one Tactical Air Recon Type participated in Operation Spit Break, the failed ZAFT attack on the Alliance’s JOSH-A headquarters in Alaska. Another unit infiltrated the Junk Guild landship Lesseps to retrieve a rare metal ore, but it was destroyed by Lowe Guele’s MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame.

Miscellaneous Information

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




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