MS-06S Zaku II (Commander Type)

General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-06S
Code name: Zaku II (Commander Type)
Unit type: commander’s high powered mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.0 meters; head height 17.5 meters; overall width 9.2 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: 51,600 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.69 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,200 meters
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on right shoulder
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; Magella cannon; sturm faust; machine gun w/heat bayonet; ASR-78 anti-ship rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Although the MS-06F Zaku II was the most heavily mass produced Zaku model of the One Year War, a handful of Zakus were modified for improved performance and assigned to squadron commanders and proven ace pilots. Known as the MS-06S Zaku II (Commander Type), the S-type Zaku, while visually identical to the F-type except for the minor addition of a squad leader antennae on the head, was a big step up for its pilots. Featuring a more powerful reactor and greater thrust and acceleration, the S-type was a potent weapon in the hands of an expert pilot. Many aces and unit commanders gave their S-types custom paint jobs, the most notable being the red-and-maroon colors of “Red Comet” Char Aznable, the greatest mobile suit ace of the One Year War.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Char Aznable, Robert Gilliam, Gaia, Mash, Ortega, Johnny Ridden, Gabby Hazard, Wolfgang
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit GundamMSV and MSV-R versions), Hajime Katoki (Gundam: The Origin anime version)



Mobile Suit Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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