|Developed from||UMF-4A GOOhN|
|First Seen||70 C.E.|
|Known Pilots||Marco Morassim|
|Head Height||21.37 meters70.112 ft |
|Standard Weight||69.42 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Energy Battery|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only, cockpit in torso|
Technology and Combat Characteristics
Similar to the UMF-4A GOOhN, the ZnO is capable of switching between its normal mode, where its close combat abilities can be used at their fullest extent, and its high mobility swim mode, which allows it to perform powerful ramming attacks. For close combat, the hands of the suit are actually powerful grappling claws, capable of destroying a tank with a single strike. For underwater combat the ZnO, like many other amphibious mobile suits, is equipped with two phonon maser high energy cannons, one in each hand. The positioning of the phonon masers on the arms allows for greater accuracy than the GOOhN's body-mounted cannons. Lastly the suit features two 533mm 6-tube missile launchers in its chest for use not only under water but also above.
- Phonon maser high energy cannon
- 533mm 6-tube missile launcher
- Grappling claw
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 heaviliy 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.
Notes & Trivia
- The ZnO is similar to the Universal Century's MSM-03C Hygogg, both in design and transformation styles.