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MS-06 Zaku II (Thunderbolt Sector) (anime version)

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-06
Code name: Zaku II (Thunderbolt Sector)
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0078
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; space backpack; 2 x sub-arm, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: Zaku bazooka; Zaku machine gun; heat hawk

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MS-06F Zaku II served as the main mass production mobile suit for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War in UC 0079. Throughout the course of the war, Zeon produced many variants of the Zaku II to fit different environments or mission profiles. One such variant was the version used by the Living Dead Battalion at the Thunderbolt Sector in the ruins of Side 4. These units featured sealed joints to protect them from the high amount of space debris in the area. Shock absorbers were also added to the knees. The units mounted a high mobility backpack with with added thrusters, a propellant tank and two sub-arms for holding weapons. The soles of the feet included claws for gripping onto debris. These Zaku II units carried the same standard armaments as other versions and were used to man Big Gun sniping turrets.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Daryl Lorenz, Shawn Mitadera
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)

Note: Based on the MS-06 Zaku II (Thunderbolt Sector) from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga.

 

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