MS-06S Zaku II (Commander Type)


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

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.

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)


120mm machine gun (Version 1)


ASR-78 anti-ship rifle (Version 3)


Heat hawk (Version 3)


Rear view (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 3)


Zaku bazooka (Version 1)

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

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

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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