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MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper

Ms-06e-3

Ms-06e-3-msv

Unit Type

Mass Production Reconnaissance Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime

Profile

Model Number
  • MS-06E-3
Developed from
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 16.7 meters54.79 ft
    657.48 in
Standard Weight
  • 61.5 metric tons
Power-plant
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Special Equipments and Features
  • Cameras
  • Sensor Systems
  • 6 x Fin-style Directional Laser/Sonic Sensor Systems
Optional Equipment
  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
  • Railgun (Gundam Build Fighters)

The MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper is a mass-produced reconnaissance mobile suit, and is one of many variants of the standard MS-06 Zaku II. It was first featured in the original design series Mobile Suit Variations (MSV).

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Of the one hundred or so MS-06E Zaku Reconnaissance Types that were built during the One Year War, a handful were further upgraded into the MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper. The Zaku Flipper was designed to play the role of a reconnaissance and scouting unit. The Zaku Flipper mounted the highest performance thruster array of the MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type, giving it three times the speed of a standard MS-06 Zaku II, as well as two additional thrusters in the chest and larger capacity fuel tanks.

To properly fill its role as a scouting unit, the Zaku Flipper featured several external cameras in both of its shoulders and its front pelvic armor, as well as high-tech sensory equipment and sonars in its head. However, the Zaku Flipper's standard Zaku head was replaced by a more sophisticated design, with extra equipment on a swiveling pivot so it could quickly flip backwards without having to rotate the head, or move past the fins projecting up from behind the Zaku Flipper's shoulders.

The Zaku Flipper's most distinguishing feature was the six fin-like projections on its backpack. These six fins were directional laser and sonic sensors that had the quirky habit of making flapping and flipping motions as they moved to acquire and track objects. The flipping motions of the fins on the Zaku Flipper's backpack is what earned the unit the nickname "Flipper" amongst the Zeon ranks. Despite being a detection suit, it could be equipped with standard Zaku armaments such as the 280mm Zaku Bazooka.

Armaments

  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
The 280mm Zaku Bazooka was another standard weapon that could be equipped to a Zaku type mobile suit. The bazooka fired explosive rounds that were quite effective against the armor of Earth Federation mobile suits and battleships.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Cameras
  • Sensor Systems
  • Fin-style Directional Laser/Sonic Sensor Systems

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Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

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