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Design & Development
After the MS-05 Zaku I was first deployed for mass combat use, feedback made it clear that the model had many problems that necessitated a full overhaul. The new MS-06C Zaku II was a mass-produced version of the pre-production type, the MS-06A, and was specially designed so that the output of the internal Minovsky fusion reactor could be increased for greater expendability. It would be the first Zaku unit to be used in the One Year War, being rushed into production as such. The MS-06C would spawn many variants, such as the C-5 , being succeeded by the MS-06F Zaku II.
This model would be seen in the Battle of Loum.