During the Principality of Zeon's race to develop a superior fighting machine, they developed four prototype mobile suits from different engineering companies: one of these was Zimmad Company's EMS-04 (EMS-10) Zudah. It had a good powerplant, an excellent armament (120mm machine gun, 280mm bazooka, sturm fausts and a heat hawk Type3), and good rocket thrust. However, the suit did have limits: if the engines are used for too long, the suit overloads and breaks apart. Zeonic Company used this information to outdo the Zudah with their well-known MS-05A Zaku I and successfully marketed the Zaku I. However, this was not the end of the story. The Zudah would indeed be used, but under the model number EMS-10. It would be used by three Zeon ace pilots; Jean Luc Duvall, Hideto Washiya and Monique Cadillac) in combat against a Federation Salamis-class cruiser and several RB-79 Ball units. Later it was used against Federation forces, which resulted in a victory for Zeon, the escape of the Odessa forces and the destruction of Duvall's unit. The two other Zudah's were kept on-board the test ship Jotunheim for defense.
EMS-10 Zudah. (2006, November 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:01, November 14, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EMS-10_Zudah&oldid=85450077 Manufacturer: Zimmad Company Operator: Principality of Zeon First deployment: October UC 0079 Dimensions: overall height 17.3 meters Weight: empty 61.00 metric tons Powerplant: ultracompact Minovsky fusion reactor, output rated at 1150 kW Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output 58,700 kg Armaments: 120mm machine gun x1, 280mm Zaku bazooka x1, sturm fausts x many, heat hawk Type3 x1 Pilot(s): Jean Luc Duvall, Hideto Washiya, Monique Cadillac