MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper


Model number: MS-06E-3
Code name: Zaku Flipper
Unit type: mass production reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.7 meters
Weight: empty 61.5 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
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; additional cameras and sensor systems on shoulders and main body; 6 x fin-style directional laser/sonic sensor systems, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

An upgrade of the Principality of Zeon’s MS-06E Recon Type Zaku, the MS-06E-3 featured the same external camera/sensor systems as the standard Type E, but also mounted six fin-like, directional laser and sonic sensor systems for detection across a greater spectrum. When in use, the fins made a flapping motion as they turn to acquire and track targets, thus earning the Type E-3 the nickname “Zaku Flipper” among Zeon pilots.

Pilot: Ethelbert Hincapie
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)




Rear view


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