MS-11 Act Zaku


Model number: MS-11
Code name: Act Zaku
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (based on a design by Zeonic Company)
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.2 meters
Weight: empty 59.1 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,440 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output 64,800 kg
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,600 meters; magnetic coated joints
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power by rechargeable energy cap; bullpup gun; heat hawk; 2 x heat saber

During the last weeks of the One Year War, Principality of Zeon mobile suit engineers worked to develop advanced new mobile suit technologies for mass production units as part of Zeon’s Pezun Project. One special feature first introduced into the in-development MS-11 Act Zaku was magnetic coated joints. This process involved coating the mobile suit’s joints with a special material that, when electrically charged like a magnetic field, reduced joint friction to almost nothing – the end result being a much faster and more responsive mobile suit. The Act Zaku was also designed to carry a beam rifle similar to the MS-14A Gelgoog and the Earth Federation Forces’ RX-78-2 Gundam. Mallet Sanguine, a Zeon ace pilot stationed at Granada, used an Act Zaku in multiple engagements against Ford Romfellow’s RX-78-5 Gundam 5th, but ultimately was killed in battle. The One Year War ended before the Act Zaku could enter mass production. However, the EFF captured the Act Zaku’s plans, and, inspired by its high performance design, put the Act Zaku into production for itself. The EFF continued to use the Act Zaku as late as UC 0087 at various locations on Earth.

Pilot: Mallet Sanguine
First appearance: MS-X
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MS-X and Zeta Gundam versions), Hajime Katoki (Gundam: The Origin MSD version)


Rear view (Version 1)


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