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MS-06J Zaku II

 

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Standard colors

(MSV)

Camouflage colors

(MSV)

Standard colors

(MS IGLOO 2)

     

Standard colors

(Gundam Thunderbolt manga)

Elmer Snell

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(MS IGLOO 2)

Desert colors

(Battlefield Record UC 0081)

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MS-06J Zaku II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-06J
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon

Rollout: October UC 0078
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 70.3 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 976 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 45,400 kg total
Performance: maximum ground running speed 85 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,600 meters
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum, spare drums can be stored on waist armor racks; 280mm Zaku bazooka, 4 round magazine, can be stored on rack on rear waist armor; 175mm HT-01B Magella Attack cannon; heat hawk, battery powered, can be stored on waist armor rack

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon's most heavily mass produced mobile suit was the MS-06F Zaku II. However, many variants of the Type F were also introduced during the war, and the MS-06J Zaku II was almost completely identical to it. The Type J was built exclusively for ground combat, removing the vernier thrusters required on space use Type F models. The Type J also carried a slightly more powerful powerplant and was waterproofed for limited underwater operations. Despite these minor differences, the Type J was 99 percent visually identical to the standard Type F. The Type J also used all of the same standard armaments as its spaceborne counterpart, although some were known to hand-carry the 175mm cannon pulled from a HT-01B Magella Attack tank. Type J Zakus were notably employed in the Southeast Asia, Australia and European campaigns.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Tomas Cruz, Boehmer, Elmer Snell, Fritz Bauer, Giyal, Federico Czariano, Penter, Jackson, Stuart, Borogonov, Lou Roher, Charlotte Hepner, Nikki Roberto, Sandra, Ken Bederstadt, Garsky Zinobaev, Jake Guns
Appearances:
MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Gundam 0079: The War for Earth; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. HARDGRAPH Iron Mustang; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)

 

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