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MS-06JC Zaku II

Ms-06jc

MS-06JC(ZAKU II) back

Ms-06jc-dell

Ms-06jc-ash

Unit Type

Mass Production Ground Mobile Suit

Appearances

OVA
Game

Profile

Model Number
  • MS-06JC
Developed from
Developed into
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 17.5 meters57.415 ft
    688.976 in
Max Weight
  • 56.2 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 74.5 metric tons
Power-plant
Sensor Range
  • 3200 meters10,498.688 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Armor
  • super-hard steel alloy

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 0.65 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 48500 kg106,924.167 lb
    53.462 tons
    (Total)
Armaments
  • Shoulder Shield
Optional Equipment
  • Spiked Shoulder Shield
  • Heat Hawk
  • 120mm Machine Gun
  • MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun
  • 280mm Zaku Bazooka
  • ZIM/M·T-K175C 175mm Recoilless Rifle
  • 2 x 3-tube Missile Pod
  • 4 x MIP-B6 Cracker Grenade
  • Knuckle Shield
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield

The MS-06JC Zaku II first appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team series.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A modified variant of the MS-06J, The JC-Type featured improved rocket thrusters which were slightly more powerful than those fitted on the standard J-type. The most significant change to the design of the Zaku was the movement of the cockpit. It was moved higher up on the chest and in the center behind the T-piece armor rather than on the side of the T. The cockpit was also redesigned. The control sticks were moved to the sides of the seat and more screens were added. Despite these modifications, the two models were essentially the same in appearance.

Armaments

  • Shoulder Shield
The shield is a simple defense used to block most incoming ballistic and explosive projectiles. Also used to great effect in close quarters battle with enemy mobile suits. The Zaku II mounts a shield on its right shoulder.
  • Spiked Shoulder Shield
Zeon's Southeast Asian forces has a set of spikes on its right shoulder shield to enhance its melee combat abilities.
  • 120mm Machine Gun
The 120mm machine gun is a standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited. It holds 100 rounds per drum with spare drums that can be stored on waist armor racks.
  • MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun
An alternative to the 120mm Machine Gun. It used 90mm bullets instead of 120mm type, allowing for a greater speed of firing and a higher rate of penetration. The machine gun is magazine-fed with 32 rounds per mag.
  • 280mm Zaku Bazooka
The 280mm Zaku Bazooka was another standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. The bazooka fired explosive rounds that were quite effective against the armor of Earth Federation mobile suits and battleships. The bazooka was magazine-fed and could be stored on the rear waist armor when not in use.
  • Heat Hawk
An axe-shaped close combat weapon, it uses a super-heated blade to cut through the armor of enemy MS or vehicles. The thermal energy is generated by the power output of the Zaku II's thermonuclear reactor and relayed through the MS' hands.
  • Knuckle Shield
The knuckle shield is a modified Zaku II shoulder shield that mounts on the left arm. When mounted on the forearm the curve of the armor fits over the mobile suits hand. One of the modifications is the additions of three spikes placed on the plate that rests in front of the hand. These spikes make the knuckle shield an effective bashing weapon.
  • ZIM/M·T-K175C 175mm Recoilless Rifle
The main gun of the HT-01B Magella Attack main battle tank, it is remodeled as an MS artillery weapon. It is mainly used for long distance attacks in ground combat, and can be loaded with HEAT or APFSDS rounds.
  • 3-tube Missile Pod
Mounted on the legs are two 3-tube missile pods. These missiles are quite effective against armored enemies. However, they were also slow and unsuited for combat against nimbler targets.
  • MIP-B6 Cracker Grenade
Identical to those used by infantry, the cracker grenade is an explosive weapons designed to be thrown or launched by the MS and detonate after a set amount of time. The "cracker" breaks into several smaller munitions over a wide area. The Zaku II can optionally equip up to four cracker grenades, that are stored on the left and right waist armor racks, with two on each side.
  • Sturm Faust
An explosive weapon with a rocket propelled warhead, it was designed before the beginning of the One Year War as an anti-ship weapon. Useful both in space and under gravity, it was mainly deployed for anti-ship attacks during the early days of the war. The Sturm Faust likely made a good anti-mobile suit weapon during the latter days of the war, as Zeon mobile suits could be equipped with both a Sturm Faust and a more typical ranged weapon for greater versatility. As a non-guided weapon, it is difficult to hit targets with high mobility.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
A basic optional defense armament obtained from a RGM-79 GM. The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating allowing it to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.

History

The JC-type Zakus would be notably employed in the Southeast Asia campaign and in Australia.

Gallery

Gunpla

Notes & Trivia

  • The J-Type models seen in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996) were modified forms of the original MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type that appeared in Mobile Suit Variations published in 1983. However, the overall specifications published for both units conflicted in many areas. Subsequently, the 08th MS Team version of the J-Type was retconned into a new model, the MS-06JC, so it no longer conflicted with the MS-06J.

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