Model number: MS-06C
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: September UC 0077
First deployment: January UC 0078
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
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; heat hawk, can be stored on waist armor racks; ASR-78 anti-ship rifle
Following the failure of the improved (but still inadequate) MS-06A Zaku II, Zeonic Company went back to the drawing board, improving their new Zaku model even more and producing the MS-06C (or Type C). Among the improvements made on the Type C were the addition of spikes on the left shoulder and a shield mounted on the right shoulder. Rolled out in January UC 0078, the Type C was approved and became Zeon’s mainstay mobile suit, serving for at least a full year through the early stages of the One Year War. It received several minor revisions, labeled Type C-5 and Type C-6. By February UC 0079, the Type C was upgraded into the new MS-06F, or Type F, and continued to be Zeon’s standard frontline unit through the end of the war.
Pilot(s): Char Aznable, Gaia, Mash, Ortega, Shin Matsunaga, Johnny Ridden
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam: The Origin anime version)
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