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ZGMF-1001 Elijah's ZAKU Phantom

ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom
Unit Type

Custom General-Purpose Mobile Suit

Profile

Model Number
  • ZGMF-1001
Developed from
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Power-plant
  • Ultracompact Energy Battery
Armor
  • Customised Phase Shift armor
Armaments
  • MMI-M633 Beam Assault Rifle
  • MA-M8 Beam Tomahawk
  • "Buster sword" head fin
  • Shoulder Shield
Special Equipments and Features
Optional Equipment
  • 2 x MA-M3 Heavy Sword
  • 2 x M68 "Pardus" 3-Barrel Missile Launcher
  • M68 "Cattus" 500mm Recoilless Rifle

The ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom is a Serpent Tail mobile suit of the Cosmic Era.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Kaite gives a modified ZAKU Phantom to another mercenary, Serpent Tail member Elijah Kiel, after accidentally destroying Elijah's beloved customized ZGMF-1017 GINN. His ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom replaces the hand grenades with hardpoints for a GINN's heavy sword and incorporates a customised Phase Shift armour. While most Phase Shift equipped mobile suits have the armour automatically activated as the MS starts up, Elijah can activates the armour whenever he wants on his ZAKU. Furthermore, the PS armour is only applied to certain areas of the MS. These areas are determined after analysing Elijah's fighting style and covers his weakness. Both of these features help to conserve the MS's energy [1]. Elijah's ZAKU is normally gray and turns red when the PS armour is activated. In addition, Elijah's ZAKU includes his trademark "buster sword" head fin and can mount 3-tube "Pardus" missile launchers on its legs, as well as a customized flight-capable Wizard Pack. The shoulders can also be fitted with small beam cannons, removing the shoulder shield in the process.

Elijah's ZAKU, besides being able to mount the standard, Blaze, Gunner, and Slash Wizard packs, it is also equipped with its own custom Wizard pack. This Custom Pack grants the Elijah Custom greater mobility similar to the Blaze Wizard pack but features more thrusters and two side mounted beam cannons for extra firepower.

Armaments

  • MMI-M633 Beam Assault Rifle
The same model of the beam rifle used by the regular mass produced ZAKU. It also has the high rate of fire as the ZAKU's.
  • MA-M8 beam tomahawk
The same model of the melee weapon of the ZAKUs mounted on the shield. However unlike the ZAKU, Elijah Kiel uses the Tomahawk as a thrown weapon.
  • MA-M3 Heavy Sword
Because Elijah had previously owned a GINN, the heavy swords were then transferred to the more powerful ZAKU and still functions the same.
  • M68 Pardus 3-barrel Missile Launcher
A similar version of the leg-mounted missile launchers of the GINN Assault Type is still available for the Elijah Kiel custom.
  • M68 Cattus 500mm Recoilless Rifle
The same model of beam rifles that is used by the GINN Reconnaissance variation are still used the same way as the ZAKU.
  • Beam Cannon
A pair of beam cannons which the ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom can equip, these weapons are shoulder-mounted, meaning the ZAKU cannot equip its shoulder-mounted shield as well as both cannons.
  • "Buster sword" head fin
An anti-beam coated blade on the head.


History

Because Kaite Madigan had unintentionally disabled Elijah Kiel's GINN, Kaite compensated by giving Elijah one of his own ZAKU's and customising it to fit Elijah's usage. In its first battle, Elijah used the "Buster sword" head fin to penetrate the 360° "Armure Lumiere" barrier of the repaired Hyperion Unit 3, defeating the "Hero of Eurasia",Ivan Zamboise [2]. It was later replaced when Elijah had acquired his own advanced mobile suit, the Vent Saviour Gundam.

Gallery

References

  1. Seed Destiny Photonovel Chapter 11
  2. Seed Destiny Novel Chapter 5

External Links


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