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UMF-5 ZnO

Unit Type

Mass Production Transformable Amphibious Mobile Suit

Appearances

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Model Number
  • UMF-5
Developed from
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First Seen
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Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 21.37 meters70.112 ft
    841.339 in
Standard Weight
  • 69.42 metric tons
Power-plant
  • Ultracompact Energy Battery
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only, cockpit in torso
Armaments
  • 2 x 533mm 6-Tube Torpedo Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Grappling Claw
  • 2 x Phonon Maser High-Energy Cannon

The UMF-5 ZnO is a mobile suit in the Cosmic Era timeline.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The ZnO is an amphibious mobile suit created by ZAFT that is both effective in underwater and land combat. Like the UMF-4A GOOhN, the ZnO is effective at destroying battleships and submarines. However, the ZnO is also effective in combat on land due to its surprising mobility on land. The ZnO features a large sensor array on its head which allows it to detect enemy mobile suits and ships both on land and in the sea.

Similar to the GOOhN, the ZnO is capable of switching between two modes. In the ZnO's normal mode, its close combat abilities can be used at their fullest extent. In the ZnO's high mobility swim mode, the ZnO becomes much more mobile in water and is able to perform powerful ramming attacks.

For close combat, the ZnO is equipped with two powerful Grappling Claws which dobule as the mobile suit's hands. These claws are capable of destroying an armored vehicle or tank with a single strike. For underwater combat the ZnO, like many other ZAFT amphibious mobile suits, is equipped with two Phonon Maser High Energy Cannons (one in each hand). The positioning of the Phonon Maser High Energy Cannons on the arms allows for greater accuracy than the GOOhN's body-mounted cannons. Lastly, the ZnO features two 533mm 6-tube torpedo launchers in its chest for use not only under water but also on land.

Armaments

  • 533mm 6-Tube Torpedo Launcher
The ZnO featured two 533mm 6-tube torpedo launchers on its chest area. These torpedoes are rocket-propelled and can be used on land and in the sea.
  • Grappling Claw
Instead of standard manipulators, the ZnO has two Grappling Claws for hands. These large claws are versatile weapons that are capable of use both on land and in the sea, and are highly effective in close quarters combat.
  • Phonon Maser High Energy Cannon  
The ZnO is equipped with two Phonon Maser High Energy Cannons which are mounted on the palms of the ZnO's two Grappling Claws. The Phonon Maser High Energy Cannon is a versatile sonic weapon that is unaffected by water, allowing it to function as a effective weapon both on land and in the sea.

History

The ZnO is a one of the two mass production amphibious mobile suit models used by ZAFT during the Bloody Valentine War. The suit was designed to attack battleships and submarines in the ocean like GOOhN but was also designed to attack shores by giving it better mobility while on land and greater close combat abilities than the GOOhN, its heavily armed counterpart. Usually, the ZnO is deployed from the underwater catapults of Vosgulov-class submarines.

During the first war, the ZnO is used extensively by ZAFT to attack enemy units in Earth's oceans and many of them take part in the massive Operation Spitbreak, an attack on the Earth Alliance headquarter JOSH-A in Alaska. The suit remains in active service even in the Second Bloody Valentine War, during which these suits are used in the ZAFT attack on Heaven's Base.

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Notes & Trivia

  • The ZnO is similar to the Universal Century's MSM-03C Hygogg, both in design and transformation styles.

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