Model number: MS-06E
Code name: Recon Type Zaku
Unit type: mass production reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Earth Federation Forces; Titans
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (some units later upgraded to panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit)
Dimensions: head height 17.7 meters
Weight: empty 60.4 metric tons; max gross 76.2 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 951 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output 53,750 kg
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters; additional cameras and sensor systems on shoulders and main body
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: camera gun
As the One Year War raged on, the Principality of Zeon military continued to develop variants of its mass produced MS-06F Zaku II mobile suit for specific mission roles. One such variant was the MS-06E Recon Type Zaku, which was modified from existing Type C and Type F units. These units were designed for scouting and reconnaissance missions, and mounted specialized cameras and sensor systems on its head, shoulders and front pelvic skirt armor. It was also built for speed and long range, incorporating the thrusters from a higher performance Type S, an additional pair of thrusters mounted in the chest for fast retreats, and a larger propellant storage capacity. The Zaku Recon Type was also literally unarmed, carrying only a handheld camera gun for additional intelligence gathering observation and recording. About 100 such Zaku Recon Type units were built, with some surviving the war and being captured and utilized by the Earth Federation Forces and their elite Titans task force.
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt version)
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