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MS-06F Zaku II

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-06F
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Neo Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: September UC 0078
First deployment: March UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (later refitted and replica units equipped with panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit)
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 56.2 metric tons; max gross 74.5 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 976 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 43,300 kg total (2 x 20,500 kg, 2 x 1,000 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.7 seconds; maximum ground running speed 160 km/h
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: 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, battery powered, can be stored on waist armor racks; cracker grenade, can be stored on optional storage rack on waist armor racks

Technical and Historical Notes

Introduced early during the One Year War as a replacement for the MS-06C Zaku II, the Type F was the most heavily mass produced version of the Zaku II line and served as the mainstay of the Zeon military. It was the Type F that was also the most well-known version of Zeon’s mobile suit forces. Although fully capable of operating on Earth, the Type F was designed primarily for space combat (although the Type F did see limited use in Earth-based ground combat). A nearly identical variant, the Type J, was designed and employed as a ground combat unit. Later in the war, the Zeonic Company rolled out an upgraded version, the MS-06F-2 Zaku II F2. The Midnight Fenrir team used various Type Fs as scouts before Zeon’s mass drop operations to invade North America. Many Type Fs survived the war and remained in service as part of Haman Karn’s Neo Zeon forces during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. These surviving Type Fs were upgraded with some of the latest technology, including 360 degree panoramic monitors in the cockpit.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Slender, Denim, Gene, Kohm, J.Q., Crown, Ghien, Acous, Tachi, Cozun Graham, Cucuruz Doan, Brenev Auggs, Shin Matsunaga, Johnny Ridden, Gerald Sakai, Lou Roher, Charlotte Hepner, Nicki Roberto, Robin Bradshaw, Kurt Roswell, Font Bow, Jonathan, Meyer, Christo Doerr
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (Cucuruz Doan’s Island version)

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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