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AMX-011S Zaku III Custom

AMX-011S Zaku III Custom

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061 AMX-011S Zaku III Custom (from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ)

Unit Type

Custom Commander-use General-Purpose Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime

Profile

Model Number
  • AMX-011S
Developed from
First Seen
Last Seen
  • January 17, 0089 U.C.
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 25.3 meters83.005 ft
    996.063 in
Head Height
  • 21 meters68.898 ft
    826.772 in
Max Weight
  • 71.4 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 44.3 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 2860 kW3,835.323 hp
Sensor Range
  • 9700 meters31,824.147 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)
Armor

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 2.96 G
Mass Ratio
  • 1.42
Rocket Thrusters
  • 2 x 34200 kg75,398.072 lb
    37.699 tons
  • 3 x 28400 kg62,611.265 lb
    31.306 tons
  • 3 x 19300 kg42,549.205 lb
    21.275 tons
Vernier Thrusters
  • 19
Armaments
  • 2 x 30mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Beam Gun/Beam Saber searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Hide Bomb Dispenser
Special Equipments and Features
  • 2 x external propellant tanks (ejectable, mounted on backpack)
Optional Equipment
  • Optional Shield/Weapons Rack searchgray_iconsmall.png
    • 3 x Grenade searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Bazooka searchgray_iconsmall.png

The AMX-011S Zaku III Custom, (also known as "Zaku III Kai"), was a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. The unit was piloted by Mashymre Cello.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The Zaku III Custom has some differences from the basic AMX-011 Zaku IIIs. It sported a heavier and more stylized armor, a new head mounting a pair of vulcan guns, optional left shoulder armor with a hide bomb dispenser, a large backpack with powerful thrusters and ejectable external propellant tanks, and an enormous rear skirt armor plate. Rather than building a new unit, all the part that are used by the Zaku III Custom are optional parts of the original AMX-011 Zaku III.

Armaments

  • Beam Rifle
Unlike the standard Zaku IIIs beam rifle, Mashymre's Zaku III equips a customized beam rifle which is powered by rechargeable energy cap.
  • 30mm Vulcan Gun
Mashymre's Zaku III mounts a pair of vulcan guns mounted on the head, which is different from the mouth cannon mounted on standard Zaku IIIs. These weapons are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles, or hit other fast moving targets. They also made good use as an anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapons.
  • Beam Gun/Beam Saber
Mounted on recharge racks on the front skirt armor and hand operated in use, these weapons possess two modes, a close combat beam saber mode and a long range beam gun mode (Similar to the AMX-004 Qubeley's forearm-mounted Beam Launcher/Saber). Both modes have a power rating of 2.8 MW.
  • Hide Bomb Dispenser
Mounted in the left shoulder armor of Mashymre's Zaku III.
  • Optional Shield/Weapons Rack
Unlike the previous Zaku II, the Zaku III's shoulder mounted shield is optional equipment, though it was standard practice to install one. Also unlike the Zaku II, the shield of the Zaku III doubled as a weapons rack to store extra armaments, such as additional beam sabers and grenades.

Special Equipment & Features

  • External Propellant Tanks
Mounted on the back of the Zaku III Custom are a pair of external propellant tanks, which help extend the Zaku III Custom's operating time. These propellant tanks can be ejected when depleted or to help reduce total mass.

History

Although the AMX-011 Zaku III design lost out to the AMX-014 Doven Wolf as Neo Zeon's intended new frontline mass-production mobile suit, several prototypes did get produced. These Zaku IIIs proved quite popular with many Neo Zeon officers and ace pilots fighting in the First Neo Zeon War. One Zaku III unit ended up in the hands of Haman Karn loyalist Mashymre Cello, who would employ his customized Zaku III in one of the last battles of the war. Although Mashymre's Zaku III was referred to as the AMX-011S Zaku III Custom, it was indeed nothing more than the basic Zaku III with various optional equipment selected by Mashymre.

During the Battle of Axis, Mashymre Cello attempted to engage Ple Two's NZ-000 Queen Mansa, and nearly scored a hit with his beam saber before being intercepted by AMX-014 Doven Wolfs, lead by ace pilot Rahkan Dahkaran. During the fight, the more advanced Doven Wolfs outperformed Mashymre Cello and nearly destroyed him, but Mashymre used his newfound Newtype abilities to resist and destroy one Doven Wolf before detonating his Zaku, killing himself in the process.

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