Technology & Combat Characteristics
A predecessor of the MS-06 Zaku II, the Zaku I has inferior performance, but still adequate for sniper operations. In addition, it is equipped with a specialized backpack for movement in space.
Shortly after the appearance of the FA-78 Full Armor Gundam, Daryl Lorenz was issued a Zaku I due to a shortage of working mobile suits in the Living Dead Division. During a skirmish in the Thunderbolt Sector, Daryl nearly destroyed the Gundam with a Big Gun shot, but a bolt of lightning blocked the attack. The Zaku I was severely damaged by the Gundam before using a cracker grenade to escape. In the OVA, Daryl lost his left hand during the battle. In the manga, several more Zaku Is were seen in the fleet.