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MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-06FZ
Code name: Zaku II FZ (aka Zaku II Kai)
Unit type: mass production general purpose 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 74.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 976 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79,500 kg total (3 x 24,500 kg, 2 x 3,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 14
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 103 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: 3-slot hand grenade rack, carries standard high-explosive/fragmentation or smoke/hide grenades, mounted on waist armor rack
Optional hand armaments: machine gun, clip-fed, spare clips can be stored on waist armor racks, with attached grenade launcher; heat hawk, battery powered, can be stored on waist armor rack; sturm faust, rocket-propelled warhead, can be stored on waist armor storage racks

Technical and Historical Notes

Late during the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon military started its United Maintenance Plan to upgrade and improve existing mobile suit designs and to make its own manufacturing capabilities more streamlined by incorporating similar parts and systems in several different mobile suit lines. One of the mobile suit types to be redesigned under this plan was the venerable MS-06F Zaku II, which had served Zeon since the early days of the war. The new MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ, with an improved type of cockpit and greatly increased thruster acceleration, was a tremendous advancement over the standard F-type in terms of speed and maneuverability. However, one drawback to the increased performance was that the FZ’s operational time was reduced by half, as it used fuel twice as fast due to the added thrust. And due to its late introduction into the war, only a small number of FZs were produced, with some operating in the skirmishes against the Earth Federation Forces stationed in the Side 6 area in December UC 0079. Nearly 20 years after the One Year War, Zeon remnants used the FZ as part of an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s):  Bernard Wiseman, Liberio Lincke, Suu Kyi O’Connell
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Director:

Fumihiko Takayama

Writer:
Hiroyuki Yamaga

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Tetsuro Kashibuchi

Video Release:
Japan 03.25.1989 – 08.25.1989
U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002

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