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MS-06J Zaku II

 

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Standard colors

(MSV)

Camouflage colors

(MSV)

Standard colors

(MS IGLOO 2)

     

Standard colors

(Gundam Thunderbolt manga)

Elmer Snell colors
(MS IGLOO 2)

Desert colors

(Battlefield Record UC 0081)

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MS-06J Zaku II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-06J
Code name: Zaku II
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon

Rollout: October UC 0078
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 56.2 metric tons; max gross 70.3 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 976 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 45400 kg total
Performance: maximum ground running speed 85 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3600 meters
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
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; 175mm HT-01B Magella Attack cannon; heat hawk, battery powered, can be stored on waist armor rack

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon's most heavily mass-produced mobile suit is the MS-06F Zaku II. However, many variants of the F-type are also introduced during the war, and the MS-06J Zaku II is almost completely identical to it. The J-type is built exclusively for ground combat, removing the vernier thrusters required on space-use F-type models. The J-type also carries a slightly more powerful powerplant (possibly to assist in its mobility under the full-gravity conditions of Earth) and is waterproofed for limited underwater operations. Despite these minor differences, the J-type Zaku is 99% visually identical to the standard F-type. The J-type also uses all of the same standard armaments as its spaceborne counterpart, although some have rarely been known to hand-carry the 175mm cannon pulled from a HT-01B Magella Attack tank. J-type Zakus are notably employed in the Southeast Asia, Australia and European campaigns.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Tomas Cruz, Boehmer, Elmer Snell, Fritz Bauer, Giyal, Federico Czariano, Penter, Jackson, Stuart, Borogonov, Lou Roher, Charlotte Hepner, Nikki Roberto, Sandra, Ken Bederstadt, Garsky Zinobaev, Jake Guns
Appearances:
MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Gundam 0079: The War for Earth; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. HARDGRAPH Iron Mustang; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (manga)
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)

 

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