The MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku is a prototype mobile suit developed from the MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type. It first appeared as a part of the Missing Mobile Suit Variations line (M-MSV).
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku was a prototype design testing beam weaponry. It was a high performance MS based on the MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type and developed to counter the Federation's RX-78-2 Gundam. Its design highly resembles that of the Gelgoog (one of the few differences would be that it uses a Heat Sword rather than a Twin Beam Sword). It is also known as the Gelgoog Early Prototype.
- 50mm Vulcan Gun
- Mounted in the head, these shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
- Heat Sword
- Stored on the backpack when not in use, this weapon bears a strong resemblance to the beam sabers used by Earth Federation MS. However, the heat sword still relies on the older technology of using thermal energy to superheat a metal blade, allowing it to melt through the armor of an enemy machine at high speed.
- Beam Rifle
- The High Mobility Type Zaku was once of the rare Zeon MS armed with a beam rifle at this stage of the war. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures.
The High Mobility Type Zaku was originally one of only four MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type units produced. One of these units is modified in to the MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku. It is considered the missing link between the Zaku and the Gelgoog.