Model number: MS-06FS
Code name: Zaku II FS
Unit type: custom commander type mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 56.2 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
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder’ 4 x 30mm autocannon, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun, drum-fed; Zaku bazooka; heat hawk
When Zeonic Company began mass producing the latest MS-06F Zaku II model mobile suit in the early months of UC 0079, many high-ranking Zeon officers had customized units built for their personal use. One of these custom units, a limited-production MS-06FS, belonged to Garma Zabi, commander of the Earth Attack Force. His FS-type was quite similar to the standard Type F, but mounted four 30mm autocannons in the head for close combat. After Garma was assigned to Earth, he brought his custom Zaku with him but only rarely used it, choosing instead to sortie in a custom color Dopp fighter. Other FS units were also used by ace pilots like Shin Matsunaga and Eric Mansfield. In late UC 0079, a Zeon soldier named Martin Shamaran (using the stolen identity Tara I. Cicero) participated in a conspiracy with certain high-ranking Earth Federation Forces officers to prolong the ground war and allow them to solidify their hold on power. Shamaran used Garma’s FS unit and impersonated the fallen Zabi in an attempt to rally demoralized Zeon troops in North America on the verge of surrender.
Pilot(s): Garma Zabi, Eric Mansfield, Shin Matsunaga, Tara I. Cicero (aka Martin Shamaran), Visch Donahue
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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