MS-04 Prototype Zaku
|Developed from||MS-03 Prototype Zaku|
|First Seen||0074 U.C.|
|Operator||Principality of Zeon|
|Known Pilots||Elliot Rem|
|Head Height||17.5 meters57.415 ft |
|Max Weight||72.5 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||57.4 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Minovsky Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||953 kW1,277.994 hp|
|Sensor Range||2950 meters9,678.478 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in cockpit in torso)|
|Armor||Super-hard Steel Alloy|
|Max Acceleration||0.65 G|
|Rocket Thrusters||47000 kg103,617.234 lb |
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Due to the poor mobility of the MS-03 Prototype Zaku, the design was revised leading to the development of the MS-04. It featured twice the speed of the MS-03 and adopted the revolutionary Minovsky type fusion reactor. The Prototype Zaku has no weapons installed on it but can optionally use a 100mm machine gun, however, it was deemed inadequate for anti-ship combat. Plans for the Zaku Bazooka were soon drawn up.
- 100mm Machine Gun
- A weapon with rapid-fire capabilities.
Following the introduction of the MS-03 Prototype Zaku, Zeonic Company created an advanced version of this suit which would result in the creation of the MS-04. Unlike the MS-03, the MS-04 was equipped with a Minovsky type fusion reactor and stronger armor than its predecessor. Because of poor cost efficiency, development eventually led to the creation of the simplified MS-05B Zaku I.