Model number: MS-06G
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: improved ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 58.1 metric tons; max gross 75.3 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1015 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55,500 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum, spare drums can be stored on waist armor storage racks; heat hawk, battery powered, can be stored on waist armor storage rack; giant bazooka
During the One Year War, Zeonic Company began development on a new ground model Zaku II with improved firepower, armor, and mobility. Based on the MS-06J model, the MS-06G Zaku II had upgraded mobility and featured new internal power ducts in the legs, plus supplementary vernier thrusters. However, due to the simultaneous development of the MS-07B Gouf, production of the MS-06G was suspended after only 50 units rolled out. One unit was used in the African front by ace pilot Gunther Ball, who earned the nickname “Hawk of Hogar” for destroying nine Earth Federation Forces fighters in one battle. The MS-06G was also deployed to the North American front. Multiple units were confiscated by the EFF at the end of the war. In UC 0090, one of these units was evaluated by the Federation Survey Service (FSS) and fielded in combat following a surprise attack by Zeon remnants.
Pilot(s): Led Wayline (aka Johnny Ridden), Vincent Gleissner, Gunther Ball, Alma Stirner
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (MSV-R version)
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