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MS-06 Zaku II (Propellant Unit)

Ms-06-propellant

MS-06 back

Unit Type

Prototype Propellant-unit Equipped Mobile Suit

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Manga

Profile

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

General Characteristics

Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Armaments
  • Shoulder Shield
Special Equipments and Features
  • 6 x External Propellant Tank

The MS-06 Zaku II Propellant Unit is an experimental long-range variant of the MS-06 Zaku II. It appeared in the manga Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Because of its versatility and adaptability as an all-purpose mobile suit, the tried-and-tested MS-06 Zaku II had seen numerous variants developed for various roles, one of these being the long-range Zaku II Propellant Unit. The MS-06 Zaku II, which was already recognized as Principality of Zeon's main mobile suit, was used as an experimental platform to extend its cruising range and operating time through the installation of prototype propellant tanks. These propellant tanks were a plug-in type meant to be fitted on special latches located in the front and back of the unit's torso, and a total of six were added onto this trial machine. With these modifications, the Zaku II Propellant Unit was able to operate for about 5 times longer a distance than a regular Zaku II. Despite these enhancements, the addition of the propellant tanks caused serious difficulties with the Zaku II's structural integrity, and no changes were made to the base frame to alleviate this problem. The Zaku II Propellant Unit's movement and mobility were hampered by the tanks, and the carrying-out of complex movements through AMBAC systems became impossible for the pilot.

Armaments

  • Shoulder Shield

Special Equipment & Features

  • External Propellant Tank

History

During its high-speed test run in space, the MS-06 Zaku II Propellant Unit managed to achieve a range 500% farther than a regular Zaku II. However, towards the end of the run, extreme vibration caused ruptures in the propellant tanks and caused them to explode, destroying the mobile suit and killing the pilot.

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MS IGLOO Mechanics
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
EMS-10 Zudah | GM Camouf | MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06 Zaku II (Propellant Unit) | MS-06C Zaku II Early Production Type | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06JC Zaku II | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | MS-06S Zaku II Patrol Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-14 Gelgoog | MSM-07Di Ze'Gok
Mobile Armour
MA-05Ad Big Rang
Mobile Tank
YMT-05 Hildolfr
Mobile Pod
MP-02A Oggo

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Observation Boat | YOP-04 Balor
Support Weapon
QEX-04M Aegir
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | HOTOL | Jotunheim | Komusai | Muspelheim | Papua-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Dolos-class | Gaw | Gwazine-class | Musai-class
Super Weapon
QCX-76A Jormungand
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06JC Zaku II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball | RB-79K Ball Type K | RB-79N Fisheye

Land Vehicle
Type 61 Tank
Submarine
Jukon-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X7Bst-II Core Booster II Interceptor Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
Columbus-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class

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