AMS-129M Zee Zulu
|Developed from||AMS-129 Geara Zulu|
|First Seen||0096 U.C.|
|Known Pilots||Avril Zek|
|Overall Height||20.3 meters66.601 ft |
|Max Weight||42.8 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||28.9 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||2470 kW3,312.324 hp|
|Sensor Range||18200 meters59,711.286 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)|
|Armor||Titanium Alloy/Ceramic Composite|
|Hydrojet Thrusters||92400 kg203,707.073 lb |
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A mobile suit developed by Neo Zeon as a marine combat mobile suit for high maneuverability and close combat in space. It has the same frame as the AMS-129 Geara Zulu so it is easier to manufacture and maintain. At the same time, the AMS-129M Zee Zulu is equipped with ballast tanks, hydro jets, fins, heat knives and heat claws which allow it obtain a better battle capacity in an aquatic environment.
- Heat Claws
- Because a Beam Saber can't be use underwater, the Zee Zulu is instead armed with six Heat Claws, three mounted on either wrist used for close combat. As their name implies, the heat claws rely on the technology of using thermal energy to heat up a metal blade to super-high temperatures. The high heat allows the claws to begin melting the enemies armor on contact, which when combined with the force applied to the attack, can inflict significant damage.
- Heat Knife
- Beside the Heat Claws, the Zee Zulu also carries two Heat Knives, one in each hand. The thermal energy is generated by the power output of the Zee Zulu's thermonuclear reactor and relayed through the MS' hands. Because the heat knives do not have the range or the power of the beam saber, the pilot is required to be more precise in their use, relying more on skill than technology.
- Beam Rifle
- The Zee Zulu is equipped with a Beam Rifle, powered by E-Cap. The rifle design seems to be derived from the German StG-44 but it is odd that it has a small, underslung grenade launcher. The rifle fires in fully-automatic with a moderate rate of fire with the color of the beams being yellow. If the E-Cap runs out of energy, it can be replaced with a fresh one stored on the front skirt armor of the MS. Technical specifications indicate that the beam rifle possesses a modular design that allows equipment to be added and removed, thus altering the beam rifles overall abilities. It is normally stored in a waterproof container attached to the backpack.
A squadron of Zee Zulus were escorts for the AMA-X7 Shamblo mobile armor, while it began its rampage at the port of Dakar in UC 0096. Neo Zeon pilot Avril Zek used a Zee Zulu to intercept a RAG-79-G1 Waterproof Gundam during the battle. Only two of the Zee Zulu pilots survived the Battle of Dakar and both of them boarded the Garencieres after the battle. The other two Zee Zulu supported other Zeon remnant forces but were evenutally destroyed by the RX-160S Byarlant Custom during the attack on Torrington Base.