Model number: MS-06FS Code name: Garma Zabi's Zaku II FS Unit type: custom commander type mobile suit Manufacturer: Zeonic Company Operator: Principality of Zeon First deployment: UC 0079 Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters Weight: empty 56.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown Armor materials: unknown Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder' 4 x 30mm autocannon, mounted in head Optional hand armaments: Zaku machine gun, drum-fed; Zaku bazooka; heat hawk
Technical and Historical Notes
When Zeonic Company began mass producing the latest MS-06F Zaku II model mobile suit in the early months of UC 0079, many high-ranking Zeon officers had customized units built for their personal use. One of these custom units, a limited-production MS-06FS, belonged to Garma Zabi, commander of the Earth Attack Force. His FS-type was quite similar to the standard Type F, but mounted four 30mm autocannons in the head for close combat. After Garma was assigned to Earth, he brought his custom Zaku with him but only rarely used it, choosing instead to sortie in a custom color Dopp fighter. Other FS units were also used by ace pilots like Shin Matsunaga and Eric Mansfield. In late UC 0079, a Zeon soldier named Martin Shamaran (using the stolen identity Tara I. Cicero) participated in a conspiracy with certain high-ranking Earth Federation Forces officers to prolong the ground war and allow them to solidify their hold on power. Shamaran used Garma's FS unit and impersonated the fallen Zabi in an attempt to rally demoralized Zeon troops in North America on the verge of surrender.