ZM-A05G Recarl

General and Technical Data

Model number: ZM-A05G
Code name: Recarl
Unit type: particle cannon-equipped mobile armor
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot plus two copilots/passengers in canopy-style cockpit in main body; passenger cabin with seating for six passengers in main body
Dimensions: overall length 50.6 meters
Weight: empty 29.2 metric tons; max gross 41.5 metric tons; mass ratio 1.42
Armor materials: high titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: 2 x Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,990 kW each
Propulsion: jet thrusters: 174,400 kg total (2 x 87,200 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 26
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: mega particle cannon, mounted on main body; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on main body

Technical and Historical Notes

Designed exclusively for atmospheric combat, the ZM-A05G Recarl mobile armor was quite powerful, equipped with two generators from ZM-S08G Zolo mobile suits powering a large mega particle cannon. Although its main cannon made the Recarl highly effective as a long-range artillery strike unit, it also mounted a pair of short-range beam cannons for combat in closer quarters. With its high speed and agility in the air, the Recarl was more than capable of holding its own against mobile suits. Although it was unknown how many Recarls the Zanscare Empire built, at least one unit was in the inventory of Earth-based Yellow Jacket commander Fuala Griffon, who often played field commander and backseat driver in her Recarl with lackey Metchet Rubence at the controls. Fuala’s Recarl was destroyed in battle at Arti Gibraltar, taking the life of pilot Metchet.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Metchet Rubence
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki



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Yoshiyuki Tomino

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

51 episodes

Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994


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