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Template:Infobox/Mobile Weapon Ver.2MS-05S Char's Zaku I is a mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga, its OVA adaptation and Mobile Suit Discovery. It was Char Aznable's own customized MS-05 Zaku I.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Principality of Zeon forces had been anticipating a war of independence and thus made their preparations for the outbreak of war by mass-producing the MS-05 Zaku I. However, a few ideas for revisions were suggested based on mobility test data. The new equipment for these suits were then intended for use by the improved MS-06 Zaku II that was being developed at a rapid pace. However, since the One Year War, broke out just before the MS-06 Zaku II entered full-scale mass production, individual MS-05 Zaku I units were fitted with MS-06 Zaku II equipment and deployed in battle as a special type. One of these served as Char's personal machine.[1]


  • Shield
A new type of shield mounted on the right shoulder was developed, which could protect the machine over a wider area.[1]
  • Left Shoulder Armor
The mobile suit was designed to carry out ramming attacks using the armor attached to its left shoulder with spikes installed for increased damage.[1]
  • Machine Gun
A standard armament of Zaku-type mobile suits. A shell-firing machine gun, this version uses a drum magazine.
  • Type A1 Zaku Bazooka
Another standard weapon for Zaku-type mobile suits. It fires explosive rounds and can be stored on the rear waist armor.
  • Belt-Fed Machine Gun
A variation of the standard machine gun, it uses a belt-fed ammunition system that utilizes a feed mechanism mounted on the mobile suit's back. As a result, it allows for a higher ammunition count than the drum magazine type.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MECHANICAL|MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THE ORIGIN, Autonomous Republic of Zeon: MS-05S Char's Zaku I (Archived)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Mechanics

Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76 Guncannon First Type (Rollout Unit 1)
Autonomous Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-01 Mobile Worker | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Early Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Final Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Late Type | YMS-03 Waff

Vehicles & Support Units
8-Wheeled Armored Car | Minesweeper | Self-Propelled Heavy Mortar | Self-Propelled Heavy Motar
Black Tri-Stars
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-09 Dom
Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam | RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type | RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type | RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79 GM (Sayla Mass Use) | RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom/Origin | RGM-79KC GM Intercept Custom/Origin | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom/Origin | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker/Origin | RX-75 Guntank/Origin | RX-77 Guncannon/Origin | RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-01[FSD]Gundam FSD | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (North American Type) | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (Rollout Color) | RX-78-02 Gundam

Vehicles & Support Units
Columbus-class/Origin | FF-1F Hog | FF-3F Saberfish | Magellan-class/Origin | RTX-65 Guntank Early Type | Recon Type Saberfish "Duckbill" | Salamis-class/Origin | White Base/Origin

Vehicles & Support Units
Iron Cavalry Squadron
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type (Iron Cavalry Squadron)

Vehicles & Support Units
Jaburo Construction Office
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
Mobile Worker Heavy Construction Type
Kycilia Agency
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I
Lunar Line

Vehicles & Support Units
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MA-04X Zakrello/Origin | MS-05S Char's Zaku I | MS-06CK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06D Zaku Desert Type/Origin | MS-06F Zaku II/Origin | MS-06K Zaku Cannon/Origin | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type/Origin | MS-07 Gouf/Origin | MS-11 Act Zaku/Origin | MSM-03 Gogg/Origin | MSM-04 Acguy/Origin | MSM-10 Zock/Origin | YMS-06K Zaku Cannon Test Type | YMS-07A-0 Prototype Gouf (Mobility Demonstrator) | YMS-07B-0 Prototype Gouf (Tactical Demonstrator) | YMS-08B Dom Test Type | YMS-11 Act Zaku (Kycilia's Forces)

Vehicles & Support Units
Chivvay-class/Origin | Yapp-class
Space Defense Force
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-04 Bugu | MS-05 Zaku I
Space Strike Fleet
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I | MS-06C Zaku II | MS-06C-6/R6 Zaku II Type C-6/R6 | MS-06S Char's Zaku II | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type/Origin

Vehicles & Support Units
Musai-class Early Production Type | Musai-class/Origin
Special Assault Regiment
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-06C Zaku II
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