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MS-06C-5 Zaku II

 

ms-06c-5

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-06C-5
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters; overall width 9.2 meters (9.7 including spike)
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder; twin machine gun, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: belt-fed machine gun; Type A2 MS bazooka; heat hawk, can be stored on waist armor racks

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Principality of Zeon’s early mass production MS-06C Zaku II was upgraded several times during the initial stages of the One Year War, including the Type C-5 and Type C-6/R6. The Type C-5, in contrast to the regular Type C, was designed for use on both Earth and in space. It also utilized a different cockpit block. The Type C-5's armaments included a belt-fed machine gun, a bazooka, a heat hawk and a twin machine gun mounted on the left arm. Type C-5 units participated in the Battle of Loum. Eventually, all Type C versions were updated to Type F, which became the standard version of the Zaku II for the duration of the war.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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