MS-06R-1 Zaku II R-1


Model number: MS-06R-1
Code name: Zaku II R-1 (aka High Mobility Type)
Unit type: high mobility test type mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: none

Following the successful test trials of the MS-06RP Zaku II RP during the One Year War, a few minor modifications were made to the design and the new MS-06R-1 Zaku II R-1 went into a limited production run of 22 units. Assigned to specially selected pilots for field tests and evaluations, the R-1 was highly popular, receiving only a handful of minor complaints and suggestions. With its additional and improved thrusters and increased fuel load, the design proved to be a considerable improvement over the standard MS-06F model. One particular R-1-type unit belonged to ace pilot Shin Matsunaga, whose distinctive white paint scheme and battle record earned him the nickname “White Wolf of Solomon.”

Pilot: Shin Matsunaga
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view


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