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MS-06M (MSM-01) Zaku Marine Type/Marine Hi-Zack

 

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Zeon standard colors (MSV)

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Zeon Red Dolphin squad colors

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Titans standard colors (Zeta Gundam)

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MS-06M Zaku Marine Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): MS-06M; MSM-01
Code name(s): Zaku Marine Type (Principality of Zeon); Marine Hi-Zack (Titans)
Unit type: submarine combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Titans
First deployment: 16 March UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (Zaku Marine Type); pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso (Marine Hi-Zack)
Dimensions: overall height 18.2 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 43.3 metric tons; max gross 60.8 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 951 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 66000 kg total
Performance: maximum water speed 45 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) gun, 4-tube chamber; 2 x Brownie M8 180mm quadruple rocket pod

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In its pursuit of variants of its versatile MS-06 Zaku line to fill specific mission rolls during the One Year War, the Zeon military creates its first amphibious mobile suit, the MS-06M Zaku Marine Type. The basic body and form is based on a standard MS-06F Zaku II, except that its joints are equipped with waterproofed seals, and it mounts hydrojet engines and thrusters on its backpack, arms and legs. It also carries submarine-style weapons, including SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) guns and rocket pods for primary armament, and head-mounted vulcan guns for close-range defense. Five Zaku Marine Types are built and assigned to the Sea Serpent submarine squadron off the east coast of North America, but field testing signs the design off as a failure, as the waterproofed seals prove to be troublesome and its unstreamlined form severely limits its speed and maneuverability. Zeon soon begins developing all-new, mission-specific amphibious mobile suits afterwards, though the five Zaku Marine Types remain in service to serve as data-gathering units. Two more units are built, and these seven units are given the new model number MSM-01 and assigned to the Sea Serpent, Red Dolphin, Naga III, Green Siren and Mandalay submarine squadrons, where they serve until the end of the war, although only two or three units actually survive. After the war, some units are used as late as UC 0087 by the Earth Federation Forces' elite Titans task force. These MSM-01 units are renamed "Marine Hi-Zack," after the mainstay mobile suit of the Titans force, the RMS-106 Hi-Zack.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Outer Gundam; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Advanced Operation; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD Cucuruz Doan's Island
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

SUBROC gun

 

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