Model number: MS-06JC
Code name: Zaku II (J Type)
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
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: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 976 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 48,500 kg total
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; 175mm HT-01B Magella Attack cannon
During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon’s most heavily mass-produced mobile suit was the MS-06F Zaku II. However, many variants of the Type F were also introduced during the war, and the MS-06JC Zaku II was almost completely identical to it. The Type JC was built exclusively for ground combat, removing the vernier thrusters required on space-use Type F models. The Type JC also carried a slightly more powerful powerplant (possibly to assist in its mobility under the full-gravity conditions of Earth) and was waterproofed for limited underwater operations. The Type JC also used all of the same standard armaments as its spaceborne counterpart. Type JC Zakus were notably employed in the Southeast Asia campaign and in Australia.
Pilot(s): Norris Packard, Arth, Dell, Fritz Bauer
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info
12 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002
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