Model number: MS-06F-2
Code name: Zaku II F2
Unit type: mass production general purpose multi-class mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon/Zeon remnants; Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 49.9 metric tons; max gross 70.3 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 986 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 53,400 kg total (2 x 20,500 kg, 4 x 3,100 kg); option for 2 x solid rocket boosters, mounted on backpack
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.7 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: MMP-78 machine gun, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum, spare drums can be stored on waist armor storage racks; MMP-80 machine gun, clip-fed, 32 rounds per clip, spare clips can be stored on waist armor storage racks; Zaku bazooka, cartridge-fed, 4 rounds per cartridge, spare cartridges can be stored on waist armor storage racks; heat hawk, battery powered, can be stored on hip armor storage racks; sturm faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks
During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon military introduced the mobile suit, a new combat weapon for a new type of war. The most heavily mass-produced and most well-known mobile suit model built during the war was the MS-06F Zaku II, and its combat role versatility and easy-to-master controls made it popular among mobile suit pilots. Midway through the war, the Zeonic Company introduced an upgraded version of the Zaku II, the MS-06F-2, or F2-type. The F2 was lighter, making it more fuel efficient and giving it a longer flight time, and it sported an upgraded, more powerful generator. The armor protecting the cockpit was also improved, as well as its overall performance, putting it on a more equal footing with the Earth Federation Forces’ RGM-79 GM. The F2 could also be fitted with a pair of solid rocket boosters on its backpack, giving it a very brief but tremendous increase in overall thruster output; this option allowed ground-based Zakus to temporarily become airborne to attack low-altitude aircraft. Though the introduction of the F2 came later in the war, it was used by forces such as the Midnight Fenrir team. After the war, many F2 remained in service – some being retained by remnant Zeon forces waiting for their revolution to restart, and some being captured by the EFF and put to work as aggressor units in squadrons conducting pilot training and mobile suit field testing.
Pilot(s): Neuen Bitter, Kult, Chuck Keith, Kou Uraki, Robin Karcs, Brenev Auggs, Lou Roher, Nicki Roberto, Sandra, Hildegard Skortzny, Asuna Elmarit, Ailos Bade, Hilde Nietzsche
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Gundam 0083 Info
13 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002
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