Model number: RMS-192M
Code name: Zaku Mariner
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.4 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 48.8 metric tons; max gross 68.3 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy; Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,440 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 8,800 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4,600 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) launcher, mounted in shoulders; 2 x 4-tube SUBROC launcher, mounted in backpack; magnet harken, wire-guided magnetic grappling and shocking weapon, mounted in left forearm
Optional hand armaments: SUBROC gun (4-tube spray missile gun)
A new amphibious combat mobile suit designed and built by the Earth Federation Forces, the RMS-192M Zaku Mariner was an improved descendant of the old Principality of Zeon’s MS-06M Zaku Marine Type used in the One Year War. Armed with a total of 14 SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) launchers in its shoulders and backpack, as well as a magnet harken shocking cable weapon for melee combat, and a handheld spray missile gun, the Zaku Mariner packed more firepower than its Zaku Marine Type predecessor. In addition to being a better performer in terms of power, the backpack could be ejected in order for the Zaku Mariner to go ashore and conduct limited ground combat (a similar feature was also utilized by the later Neo Zeon AMS-129M Zee Zulu). However, the EFF never got to deploy these units; instead, they fell into the hands of Neo Zeon, which acquired them with the capture of several EFF bases following their Earth invasion during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. Zeon remnants also used the Zaku Mariner during an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096.
Pilot(s): Green, Fritz
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazuhisa Kondo (principal design, Gundam ZZ version), Masahiro Oda (principal design, Gundam ZZ version), Masahiko Asano (principal design, Gundam ZZ version), Mika Akitaka (cleanup, Gundam ZZ version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)
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