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MS-06RD-4 Zaku II RD-4 Type

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-06RD-4
Code name: Zaku II RD-4 Type (aka High Mobility Prototype)
Unit type: prototype space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 60.3 metric tons; max gross 77.5 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 986 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 53,000 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum; heat hawk, battery powered, can be carried on waist armor storage racks

Technical and Historical Notes

Requiring test data for its in-development space combat MS-09R Rick Dom, Zimmad Company modified a standard MS-06F Zaku II with a pair of larger, thruster-laden legs to increase its performance and simulate the characteristics of the Rick Dom. This unit was piloted by Aina Sahalin, but was destroyed during a test flight near Earth while fighting – much to everyone’s surprise – by a RB-79K Ball Type K on October 6, UC 0079. Fortunately for Zimmad, Aina managed to escape from the destroyed mobile suit with her test flight data intact.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Aina Sahalin
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer(s): Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam: The Origin MSD version)

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Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info


Director(s):
Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Writer(s):
Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998

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