Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar) is created from mounting a MS-06F Zaku II torso, head and arms onto the hull of a Magella Attack Tank. These units were prized by field commanders starved for replacement mobile suits and used for both combat and support duties. It is armed with a Twin Zaku Machine Gun belt-fed with via a back-mounted magazine rack carrying approximately 3.5 times ammo of a normal Zaku Machine Gun. Due to the stability of the Magella frame and increased ammunition, its shooting performance proved superior to the MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type. The antenna tip on the head has been removed due to it interfering with the ceiling of the hangar. But thanks to its stable base and large ammo capacity, the Zaku Tank (Wild Boar) turned out to have very good firing capabilities. On the other hand, its added weight meant that it was only about 70 percent as fast as a Magella Attack Tank.
- 3-barrel 35mm Machine Cannon
- Either melee-use claws or any hand-held weapon from MS-06 Zaku II
- Twin Zaku 105mm Machine Gun
The MS-06V Zaku Tank was originally intended for non-combat construction work, but as the circumstances of the war worsened the Zaku Tank units were re-armed and used in combat. Originally introduced on the African front, the Zaku Tank was eventually used around the world. The Zaku Tank (Wild Boar) was known to have been deployed in Northern Europe.