The Gundam Wiki
Advertisement
The Gundam Wiki

The MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai (ザク II 改) is one of several variants of the MS-06 Zaku II line of Mobile Suits. It was first seen in Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket and was piloted by Bernard Wiseman

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Zaku II was one of the second-phase production MS that have been improved by the United Maintenance Plan. The performance of the Zaku II itself has begun to deteriorate due to the appearance of Federation MS and the development of new models by its own forces, so it has been tuned up by feeding back data from new models. In addition, based on the results of the renovation of the MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type, the shape and materials of the armor and the balance of the machine were more thoroughly reviewed, resulting in an appearance that is quite different from the previous Zaku II F-Type.

The most significant modification was to the cockpit, which is said to have been so good that even new recruits with insufficient training could handle it. In addition, the apogee motors in various parts of the fuselage and the thrusters in the backpack were increased and made larger, and the total thrust was increased by 70 percent compared to the previous F-Type model. On the other hand, the total amount of propellant had not changed, and the time limit at maximum combat thrust has dropped by half. The armor has also been considerably strengthened and the armament has been redesigned, so it does not lag behind the Federation's RGM-79 GM and has achieved considerable high performance. It also had the option of two different "helmet" designs. The "A-Type" helmet, which was the more common design, was similar to the typical helmet of the Zaku II series. The "B-Type" helmet was modeled after the Stahlhelm helmet used by the German army in World War II.

Rolled out one month before the end of the war, this machine is the final production model of the Zaku in the One Year War, but the number produced was small. It was only used by some units of the Space Fleet (especially the units made up of school soldiers and new recruits), and never landed on Earth, and it participated in few actual battles.

Armaments

  • Shoulder Shield
Mounted on the right shoulder, it is a simple defense used to block most incoming physical projectiles.
  • Hand Grenade
Stored on the right hip of the Zaku for convenient access are three hand grenades. These grenades were more compact than the "cracker" grenades used by the original Zaku. While not very powerful or accurate, they're capable of performing different roles in the battle.
  • MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
A small caliber machine gun for mobile suits developed under the United Maintenance Plan. The overall shape and mechanism of the Zaku Machine Gun, which was previously deployed, has been changed. The magazine has been changed from a drum magazine to a box magazine, and a 197mm grenade launcher is available as an option. The caliber has been reduced to 90mm, but as a result, the hit rate has improved, and the 90mm shell used is also excellent in initial velocity and anti-MS firepower. The number of bullets loaded is 32 in the standard single magazine and 100 in the triple magazine. The late production model features a different barrel and hand guard, resulting in a more compact shape.
  • M-120A1 120mm Machine Gun
The same portable firearm used by the Zaku II F-Type. It can switch between semi-automatic and automatic fire. Although useless against Luna Titanium Alloy, it can still destroy weaker armor material with multiple shots. It fires 120mm caliber rounds that are stored in a 100-rounds drum magazine.
  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
A portable, physical projectile-type firearm. It is primarily for anti-ship combat and displays its power in hit and run attacks. It can also be used against enemy mobile suits, but it is harder to hit a constantly moving target.
A simplified, disposable rocket launcher. It is commonly used by Zeon mobile suits in the late stages of the One Year War. As the warhead is not equipped with a guidance device, it is extremely hard to use the Sturm Faust to hit a moving target accurately. However, it is still a highly destructive portable weapon.
  • 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. The Heat Hawk used by Zaku II Kai is modified with an extendable handle.
  • Heat Sword Type-βIV
A melee weapon originally developed for the MS-07B Gouf. Like the Zaku's heat tomahawk, the heat sword has a blade that is heated to high temperatures to increase its cutting capacity.
  • Shield
A piece of equipment that increases the Zaku II's defensive capability, it is mounted on the left forearm and/or handheld.

History

The most famous Zaku II Kai appears in Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, which is piloted by Bernard Wiseman. He effectively uses his machine to critically damage the considerably superior RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex", albeit at the cost of his own life. The Zaku II Kai with the B-type helm was also the main unit of the Capitol Defense Battalion stationed in Zum City later in the war, while another unit was also piloted by Liberio Lincke of Zeon's regiment the Marchosias.

Years later, in U.C. 0096, one unit kept by the Zeon remnant forces participated in the attack on Torrington Base, where it was destroyed along with most of the attacking forces.

Gallery

Manga

Gunpla

Gashapon

Notes and Trivia

  • Because its pilot shares the main protagonist role with Christina Mackenzie, the Zaku II Kai is uniquely featured in promotional art and special renders in the Gundam VS series alongside the Gundams, in some of them even replacing the NT-1.
  • The Zaku II Kai is featured in the Extreme Vs. series being piloted by Bernard Wiseman. The Zaku retains its primary weapons; its machine gun, Sturm Faust, grenades and heat axe. As part of its weaponry, Bernard can also plant explosive Santa balloons that will stun any foe trying to rush into the Zaku or to distract enemy support units. As the grenades do not explode on contact and detonate after a prolonged period of time, Bernard can manually detonate the grenades and Santa balloons himself. To compliment his kit, Bernard can also summon a pair of MSM-03C Hygogg to either shoot their beam cannons or their hand missiles. By Extreme Vs. 2, the Hygogg assist was replaced with Mikhail Kaminsky's MS-18E Kämpfer firing its bazooka. For its burst attack, the Zaku II Kai would create a firewall with a quick grenade combination. In Extreme Vs. 2, this burst attack was relegated to one of the Zaku's charged attacks, and its new burst attack involves it performing a melee combo with the heat axe instead.

References


External Links


Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 Mechanics
edit
Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79GS GM Command Space Type | RGM-79SP GM Sniper II | RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type | RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"

Land Vehicle
Cold District Use APC
Transporter / Supply Ship
63 STS "Ginga" | C-88 Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
LMSD-76 Gray Phantom
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-14Jg Gelgoog Jäger | MS-18E Kämpfer | MSM-03C Hygogg | MSM-07E Z'Gok-E

Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class
Transporter / Supply Ship
Camouflaged Freighter
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Musai-class Final Production Type | Tivvay-class
Riah Republic
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RH-35E Riah 35 Draken-E

Land Vehicle
Missile Car


The Flag of Titans Mechanics
edit
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Advanced Hrairoo] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79CR GM Type C High Mobility Type | RGM-79EW EWAC GM | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III | RMS-106C Hi-Zack Cannon| RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type| RMS-154 Barzam | RMS-179 GM II | RX-107 Rosette | RX-107 Rosette Enhanced Land Battle Form | RX-107 [Rosette] Enhanced Land Battle Form (Prototype) | RX-107 TR-4 [Dandelion] | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] Icarus Unit | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 [Hazel-Rah] | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 [Hazel-Rah] Second Form | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel II] | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Owsla] | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Fiver II] | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Owsla] Gigantic Arm Unit | RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 [Advanced Hazel] | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 [Haze'n-thley] | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 [Haze'n-thley-Rah II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Advanced Kehaar II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Gaplant II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Hazel II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Hi-Zack II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Hrairoo II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Haze'n-thley II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Haze'n-thley II-Rah] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Kehaar II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Queenly] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Queenly] Full Armor Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort] Gigantic Mode | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort-Rah] | YRMS-106 Hi-Zack Pre-Production Type | YRMS-106+BL-85X Bi-Zack TR-2 [Bigwig]
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] | NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] Space Type | ORX-005 Gaplant | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Fiver] | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Dandelion II]
Other
[RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Fiver II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Inle] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Psyco Inle]

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X29A G-Parts [Hrududu] | Hrududu II | Emergency Escape Pod [Primrose] | Primrose II
Transporter / Supply Ship
Space Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F Zaku II [Stutzer] | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type | MS-09R Rick Dom [Stutzer] | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-14 Gelgoog [Stutzer] | MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai II
Mother Ship
Zanzibar-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo Cannon | MSA-099 Rick Dias [Stutzer] | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-179 GM II
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Asshimar


Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Mechanics
edit
Earth Federation Forces/Londo Bell/ECOAS
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
D-50C Loto | FD-03 Gustav Karl | Junior Mobile Suit | MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-004K Nemo III | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSN-001A1 Delta Plus | MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1 | NZ-666 Kshatriya Besserung | NZ-666 Kshatriya Repaired | RAG-79 Aqua GM | RAS-96 Anksha | RGM-86R GM III | RGM-89A2 Jegan Type-A2 (GR) | RGM-89D Jegan D Type | RGM-89De Jegan (ECOAS Type) | RGM-89DEW EWAC Jegan | RGM-89S Prototype Stark Jegan | RGM-89S Stark Jegan | RGM-96X EWAC Jesta | RGM-96X Jesta | RGM-96X Jesta Cannon | RGZ-91 Re-GZ | RGZ-95 ReZEL | RGZ-95C ReZEL Commander Type | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (Defenser a-Unit) (GR) | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (Defenser b-Unit) (GR) | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (GR) | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-179 GM II | RMS-179 GM II Semi-Striker | RMV-1 Guntank II | RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee | RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn | RX-160S Byarlant Custom

Ship / Submarine
Juneau-class | LCAC
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dish | FF-S3 Saberfish | Salamis
Transporter / Supply Ship
C-88 Medea | Columbus-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Clop-class | Dogosse Giar-class | Garuda-class | Irish-class | Ra Cailum | Salamis-class | SCVA-76 Nahel Argama
Neo Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMS-119 Geara Doga | AMS-119 Geara Doga Heavy Armed Type | AMS-129 Geara Zulu | AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Angelo Sauper Use) | AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Guards Type) | AMS-129M Zee Zulu | AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-004G Qubeley Mass Production Type | AMX-006 Gaza-D | AMX-008 Ga-Zowmn | AMX-009 Dreissen | AMX-011 Zaku III | AMX-101 Galluss-J | AMX-101E Schuzrum-Galluss | AMX-101K Galluss-K | AMX-102 Zssa | AMX-107 Bawoo | AMX-109 Capule | MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type | MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-06V-6 Zaku Tank Green Macaque | MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type | MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid | MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen | MS-09G Dwadge | MS-12 Gigan | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14D Desert Gelgoog | MS-14J ReGelgu | MS-21C Dra-C | MSM-04G Juaggu | MSM-07 Z'Gok | MSM-08 Zogok | MSN-03 Jagd Doga | MSN-06S Sinanju | NZ-666 Kshatriya | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-119 EWAC Zack | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner | YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu
Mobile Armour
AMA-X7 Shamblo | NZ-999 Neo Zeong

Ship / Submarine
Mad Angler-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai YS | Dodai II | P01B Luggun
Support Weapon
Skiure
Transporter / Supply Ship
Fat Uncle | Garencieres
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Endra-class | LMSD-76 Gray Phantom | Musai Kai-class | Musaka-class | Rewloola-class
Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-106CS Hizack Custom | RMS-119 EWAC Zack

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Musai Kai-class
Vist Foundation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-004G Qubeley Mass Production Type | ARX-014 Silver Bullet | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee | RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn

Transporter / Supply Ship
Klimt
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TOLRO-800 "Torohachi"
Mobile Worker
Med
Advertisement