Technology & Combat Characteristics
Similar to the ZGMF-1017 GINN, the ZAKU Series of mobile suits is highly customizable. One of these customized suits is the ZAKU Kaite Madigan Custom which is based on the ZAKU Phantom, and used by professional MS pilot, Kaite Madigan. The suit is painted olive green and features his trademark white cross on the left side of its body. Its side armor contains "Armor Schneider" blades as well as grenades, while the shoulders are mounted with shield swords, which contain Gatling guns and can also function as handheld blades. Kaite's ZAKU can also use his custom handgun and retains the ability to use Wizard Packs.
- Shield Sword
- A pair of shields mounted on the shoulder, they are equipped with gatling guns for range combat and when handheld, they can function as swords due to their sharp edges. It is a weapon that combines defense, range and melee attack capability.
- "Armor Schneider"
- The brown portion of the side armor is actual a detachable, handheld "Armor Schneider" blade. Unlike other "Armor Schneider" blades, this suit's "Armor Schneider" looks more like a katar. The suit has in total two such blades.
- A grenade is hidden within each of the side armor.
- Custom Handgun
- A composite weapon used by mobile suits piloted by professional MS pilot, Kaite Madigan. It is a customized handgun that can switch between firing beam or solid rounds, and is equipped with a "Armor Schneider" knife blade for close combat.
Special Equipment & Features
- Wizard Pack Hardpoint
Despite being ZAFT's newest mobile suits, several ZAKU Phantoms and Warriors have already been acquired by Kaite Madigan, a professional MS pilot currently employed by the mysterious businessman Matias to protect Jess Rabble during his assignments.