MS-05 Zaku I
Introduced in U.C. 0075, the MS-05B Zaku I was the Principality of Zeon’s first true mass-production model mobile suit. Although designed as a front line combat unit, Zeon’s upper brass concluded that it was not adequate to serve as their mainstay unit in the coming war against the numerically superior Earth Federation. The Zaku I was replaced by the improved MS-06F Zaku II as the mainstay of Zeon’s mobile suit forces.
Early during the One Year War of U.C. 0079, most Zaku Is were relegated to menial construction and supply duties, although a few did continue to serve in combat roles. During the war’s opening days, Zaku Is were also used in other combat-related work roles, including gassing of colony populations, attaching booster engines to space colonies to hurtle them towards Earth, and so on. It wasn’t until the last months of the war that Zeon, desperate after facing losses in Operation Odessa and Operation Star One, would move the old Zaku Is back to the front lines to reinforce their faltering main forces.
Weight: 65.0 tons
Height: 17.5 m
MV: -5 MR: 5
PP: StC Hot (XS5)
Sensors: Main – 2900 m (Head)
Backup – 1000 m (Torso)
|Torso||4||3||-||-||Back Up Sensors|
Armor Type: Steel (DC 1)
|Heat Hawk||+0||Melee||6K||-.||-||-||HMW, HH|
|Cracker Grenade||-2||Thrown||1D4 x 6K||-||-||1||HH|