Model number: MS-06R-2P
Code name: Zaku II R-2P
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: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 76.8 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
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
As the Principality of Zeon worked to upgrade or replace its aging MS-06F Zaku II line during the One Year War, their intended replacement for the space-use MS-06F was a new high performance model with the model number MS-11. As development of the MS-11 continued, a MS-06R-1A Zaku II R-1A was heavily modified to serve as a testbed unit for the MS-11’s development team. Incorporating the MS-11’s powerful reactor and cooling system, this testbed MS-06R-2P could use beam weapons. The R-2P unit was so heavily and continually modified over its service life that it earned the nickname “MS-06R-3 Zaku III.” However, the appearance of the Earth Federation Forces’ RX-78-2 Gundam, operating with superb performance and carrying its own handheld beam weapons, forced the Zeon engineers to re-think their own design concept. The MS-11 project was scrapped and restarted as the design project for the more ambitious MS-14 Gelgoog. The MS-11 model number, now no longer being used, was later assigned to the Pezun Project’s Act Zaku.
Pilot: Elliot Rem
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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