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MS-06M Zaku Marine Type

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): MS-06M; MSM-01
Code name(s): Zaku Marine Type (Principality of Zeon); Marine Hi-Zack (Titans)
Unit type: submarine combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Titans
First deployment: 16 March UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (Zaku Marine Type); pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso (Marine Hi-Zack)
Dimensions: overall height 18.2 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 43.3 metric tons; max gross 60.8 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 951 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 66,000 kg total
Performance: maximum water speed 45 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) gun, 4-tube chamber; 2 x Brownie M8 180mm 4-tube rocket pod

Technical and Historical Notes

In its pursuit of variants of its versatile MS-06 Zaku line to fill specific mission roles during the One Year War, the Zeon military created its first amphibious mobile suit, the MS-06M Zaku Marine Type. The basic body and form was based on a standard MS-06F Zaku II, except that its joints were equipped with waterproofed seals, and it mounted hydrojet engines and thrusters on its backpack, arms and legs. It also carried submarine-style weapons, including SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) guns and rocket pods for primary armament, and head-mounted vulcan guns for close-range defense. Five Zaku Marine Types were built and assigned to the Sea Serpent submarine squadron off the east coast of North America, but field testing signed the design off as a failure, as the waterproofed seals proved to be troublesome and its unstreamlined form severely limited its speed and maneuverability. Zeon soon began developing all-new, mission-specific amphibious mobile suits afterwards, though the five Zaku Marine Types remained in service to serve as data gathering units. Two more units were built, and these seven units were given the new model number MSM-01 and assigned to the Sea Serpent, Red Dolphin, Naga III, Green Siren and Mandalay submarine squadrons, where they served until the end of the war, although only two or three units actually survived. After the war, some units were used as late as UC 0087 by the Earth Federation Forces’ elite Titans task force. These MSM-01 units were renamed Marine Hi-Zack, after the mainstay mobile suit of the Titans force, the RMS-106 Hi-Zack.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara

Lineart
ms-06m subroc gun
SUBROC gun

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