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074 MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ (from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080);Video
 
074 MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ (from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080);Video
|ref=<ref>[[Mobile Suit Gundam The Plot to Assassinate Gihren]] - Chapter 8 - Page 31</ref>
 
 
|transformable=No
 
|transformable=No
 
|production=Limited Production
 
|production=Limited Production
 
|usage=General-Purpose
 
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|type=Suit
 
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|OfficialName=Zaku II Kai<br>ザクII改
 
|designation=MS-06FZ
 
|designation=MS-06FZ
|OfficialName=Zaku II Kai
 
 
|archetype=MS-06F Zaku II
 
|archetype=MS-06F Zaku II
 
|first=0079
 
|first=0079
 
|last=0100
 
|last=0100
 
|era=Universal Century
 
|era=Universal Century
|series=Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: The Noble Shroud, Mobile Suit Gundam: Outer Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam The Plot to Assassinate Gihren, Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!, Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans, Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus, Mobile Ops: The One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next, Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C., Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs., Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link,
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|mechdesigner=Yutaka Izubuchi
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|series=Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket~1~6, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (Manga), Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: The Noble Shroud, Mobile Suit Gundam: Outer Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam The Plot to Assassinate Gihren, Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!, Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans, Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus, Mobile Ops: The One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next, Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C., Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs., Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link, Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk IV, Mobile Suit Gundam: After-Jaburo, Gundam Build Divers
 
|manufacturer=Zeonic
 
|manufacturer=Zeonic
|operator=Principality of Zeon, Zeon Remnants,
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|operator=Principality of Zeon, Cyclops Team, Zeon Remnants, Free Zeon, Coalition of Volunteers
|pilot=Bernard Wiseman, Liberio Lincke,
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|pilot=Bernard Wiseman, Liberio Lincke, Steiner Hardy
|paccommodation=Pilot only~in standard cockpit in torso
 
 
|headheight=17.5
 
|headheight=17.5
|sensorrange=3200
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|emptyweight=56.2
 
|weight=74.5
 
|weight=74.5
|emptyweight=56.2
 
 
|maxaccel=1.07
 
|maxaccel=1.07
 
|maxspeed=103~Ground
 
|maxspeed=103~Ground
 
|turntime=1.6
 
|turntime=1.6
|armor=Titanium Alloy/Ceramic Composite
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|sensorrange=3200
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|armor=Titanium Alloy Ceramic Composite
 
|powerplant=Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor
 
|powerplant=Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor
 
|poweroutput=976
 
|poweroutput=976
 
|propRocketThrusters=3 x 24500, 2 x 3000
 
|propRocketThrusters=3 x 24500, 2 x 3000
 
|propVernierThrusters=14
 
|propVernierThrusters=14
|armaments=3-slot Grenade Rack
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|paccommodation=Pilot only~in standard cockpit in torso
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|armaments=3 x Hand Grenade
 
Shoulder Shield
 
Shoulder Shield
 
|OptionalEquip=Heat Hawk
 
|OptionalEquip=Heat Hawk
 
MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
 
MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
*Grenade Launcher
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-Grenade Launcher
120mm Machine Gun
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|optionalHandheldArmaments=120mm Machine Gun
 
Sturm Faust
 
Sturm Faust
 
H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
 
H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
Heat Sword
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Heat Sword Type-βIV
 
Shield
 
Shield
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}}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]].
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==
 
==Technology & Combat Characteristics==
 
Developed very late during the [[One Year War]] as part of the "[[United Maintenance Plan]]", the MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai ("''Kai''" is Japanese ''Kanji'' character "''改''". In English means "Modified".) was an improved and redesigned version of the mainstay [[MS-06F Zaku II]]. The United Maintenance Plan was an effort by the [[Zeon]] military to simplify the production of their different types of mobile suits by standardizing parts and systems where possible.
 
Developed very late during the [[One Year War]] as part of the "[[United Maintenance Plan]]", the MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai ("''Kai''" is Japanese ''Kanji'' character "''改''". In English means "Modified".) was an improved and redesigned version of the mainstay [[MS-06F Zaku II]]. The United Maintenance Plan was an effort by the [[Zeon]] military to simplify the production of their different types of mobile suits by standardizing parts and systems where possible.
   
The MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai featured greater acceleration and a redesigned and improved cockpit. 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 [[Wikipedia:Stahlhelm|Stahlhelm]] helmet used by the German army in [[Wikipedia:World War II|World War II]]. The Zaku II Kai's main improvement came from its greatly increased thruster acceleration and overall improved maneuverability. However, this also meant that due to increased fuel consumption the unit's operational time was shorter: about 50% of that of the original Zaku II. It also used a titanium and ceramic composite armor rather than the super high-tensile steel armor of the original Zaku, which proved more resistant to both regular ballistics and beam weapons. In addition, it was lighter than the previous armor, leaving more space for fuel, thrusters and additional equipment.
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The MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai featured greater acceleration and a redesigned and improved cockpit. 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 modelled after the [[Wikipedia:Stahlhelm|Stahlhelm]] helmet used by the German army in [[Wikipedia:World War II|World War II]]. The Zaku II Kai's main improvement came from its greatly increased thruster acceleration and overall improved maneuverability. However, this also meant that due to increased fuel consumption the unit's operational time was shorter: about 50% of that of the original Zaku II. It also used a titanium and ceramic composite armor rather than the super high-tensile steel armor of the original Zaku, which proved more resistant to both regular ballistics and beam weapons. In addition, it was lighter than the previous armor, leaving more space for fuel, thrusters and additional equipment.
   
 
Finally, its weapons were upgraded. The Zaku Kai featured a new 90mm machine gun, the MMP-80. Although the MMP-80 fired shells of smaller caliber than the standard 120mm MMP-78 weapon used by standard Zakus, it had a higher penetration and an improved firing rate. The machine gun itself was also equipped with a grenade launcher, which despite being a one-shot weapon, proved to be highly effective. Additionally, the Zaku Kai had a new grenade rack on its right hip in which three cylindrical grenades could be stored for convenient access. Its Heat Hawk remained mostly the same as that used by other Zaku units. The Zaku Kai also could equip weapons used by other Zeon mobile suits, such as sturm fausts, which were a large-scale version of the [[Wikipedia:Panzerfaust|Panzerfaust]] anti-tank weapon capable of destroying a mobile suit in a single shot.
 
Finally, its weapons were upgraded. The Zaku Kai featured a new 90mm machine gun, the MMP-80. Although the MMP-80 fired shells of smaller caliber than the standard 120mm MMP-78 weapon used by standard Zakus, it had a higher penetration and an improved firing rate. The machine gun itself was also equipped with a grenade launcher, which despite being a one-shot weapon, proved to be highly effective. Additionally, the Zaku Kai had a new grenade rack on its right hip in which three cylindrical grenades could be stored for convenient access. Its Heat Hawk remained mostly the same as that used by other Zaku units. The Zaku Kai also could equip weapons used by other Zeon mobile suits, such as sturm fausts, which were a large-scale version of the [[Wikipedia:Panzerfaust|Panzerfaust]] anti-tank weapon capable of destroying a mobile suit in a single shot.
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==Armaments==
 
==Armaments==
;*3-slot Grenade Rack
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;*Hand Grenade
:Stored on the right hip of the Zaku for convenient access are three hand grenades. The Zaku Kai's 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.
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: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.
   
 
;*Shoulder Shield
 
;*Shoulder Shield
:The shield is a simple defense used to block most incoming ballistic and explosive projectiles. Also used to great effect in close quarters battle with enemy mobile suits. The Zaku II Kai mounts a shield on its right shoulder.
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:Mounted on the right shoulder, it is a simple defense used to block most incoming physical projectiles.
   
 
;*MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
 
;*MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
:The upgraded version of the MMP-78 120mm Machine Gun. It used 90mm bullets instead of 120mm type, allowing for a greater speed of firing and a higher rate of penetration. The machine gun is magazine-fed with 32 rounds per mag. The MMP-80 was also integrated with a grenade launcher under its barrel for more firepower.
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:An alternative to the MMP-78, it used 90mm bullets instead of 120mm type, allowing for a greater firing speed and better penetration capabilities. Fed by a 32 rounds magazine, it is also integrated with a grenade launcher under its barrel for more firepower.
 
:;*Grenade Launcher
 
::The MMP-80 is fitted with an underslung grenade launcher. The grenade wasn't very effective against large ships, but was an ideal mid-range anti-mobile suit weapon.
 
   
 
;*120mm Machine Gun
 
;*120mm Machine Gun
:The 120mm machine gun is a standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited. It holds 100 rounds per drum with spare drums that can be stored on waist armor racks.
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:A standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited. It holds 100 rounds per drum with spare drums that can be stored on waist armor racks.
   
 
;*Heat Hawk
 
;*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.
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: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
 
;*Heat Sword
:A melee weapon originally developed for the Gouf line of mobile suits. Like the Zaku's heat tomahawk the heat sword is a blade that is heated to high temperatures in order to increase it's cutting capacity. The Heat Sword was designed after a broadsword so its blade is longer than the tomahawk allowing for a greater range of attack. During the events in [[Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!]], the Zaku II Kai was armed with a heat sword which resembled Heat Sword Type-βIV used by [[MS-07B Gouf]].
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:A melee weapon originally developed for the Gouf line of mobile suits. Like the Zaku's heat tomahawk, the heat sword's blade is heated to high temperatures to increase its cutting capacity. During the events in [[Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!]], the Zaku II Kai was armed with a heat sword which resembled Heat Sword Type-βIV used by [[MS-07B Gouf]].
   
 
;*H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
 
;*H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
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;*[[Sturm Faust]]
 
;*[[Sturm Faust]]
:An explosive weapon with a rocket propelled warhead, it was designed before the beginning of the One Year War as an anti-ship weapon. Useful both in space and under gravity, it was mainly deployed for anti-ship attacks during the early days of the war. The Sturm Faust likely made a good anti-mobile suit weapon during the latter days of the war, as Zeon mobile suits could be equipped with both a Sturm Faust and a more typical ranged weapon for greater versatility. As a non-guided weapon, it is difficult to hit targets with high mobility. Can be stored on waist armor storage racks.
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: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.
   
 
;*Shield
 
;*Shield
:The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating allowing it to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.
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:The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The most famous MS-06FZ 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'''.
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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. This unit was equipped with the 280mm Bazooka.
 
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. This unit was equipped with the 280mm Bazooka.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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ms-06fz.jpg|Front
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Katoki_Hajime_MG_FZ_Lineart.png|Line art by [[Hajime Katoki]]
ms-06fz-back.jpg|Rear
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Katoki_Hajime_HGUC_FZ_Lineart.png|Line arts for 1/144 HGUC release
Katoki_Hajime_MG_FZ_Lineart.png|Line art for Zaku II Kai by [[Hajime Katoki]]
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ms-06fz-b-type.jpg|B-type - original line art
ms-06fz-b-type.jpg|B-type
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ms-06fz-btypehelmet.jpg|"B-Type" Helmet - original line art
ms-06fz-btypehelmet.jpg|"B-Type" Helmet
 
Katoki_Hajime_HGUC_FZ_Lineart.png
 
 
ms-06fz-cockpit-hatch.jpg|Cockpit Hatch
 
ms-06fz-cockpit-hatch.jpg|Cockpit Hatch
 
ms-06fz-cockpit.jpg|Cockpit
 
ms-06fz-cockpit.jpg|Cockpit
C-_Zaku-FZ.jpg
 
Zakuii-kai-rear.jpg
 
 
ms-06fz-grenade.jpg|Grenade
 
ms-06fz-grenade.jpg|Grenade
 
ms-06fz-machinegun.jpg|MMP-80 90mm machine gun
 
ms-06fz-machinegun.jpg|MMP-80 90mm machine gun
ms-06fz-sturmfaust.jpg|Sturm faust
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ms-06fz-sturmfaust.jpg|Sturm Faust
ms-06-heathawk.jpg|Heat hawk Type5
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ms-06-heathawk.jpg|Heat Hawk Type5
zakukailiberio.jpg
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ms-07b-heatsword.jpg|Heat Sword Type-βIV
Ms-06-fz-kai-b-type.jpg|Zaku II Kai w/ "B-Type" helmet
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Unit c zaku ii fz.png|C-Rank Zaku II FZ as featured in [[SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online]]
797667CCD4.jpg|MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai (Valkyrie colors)
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Unit_cr_zaku_ii_fz_bazooka.png|CR-Rank Zaku II FZ (Bazooka) as featured in [[SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online]]
Unit c zaku ii fz.png|C-Rank Zaku II FZ as it appears in [[SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online]]
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Ms06fz_p07_GundamWar_BernieUnit.jpg|Zaku II Kai ([[Bernard Wiseman]] Unit) as featured in Gundam War card game
Unit_cr_zaku_ii_fz_bazooka.png|CR-Rank Zaku II FZ (Bazooka) as it appears in [[SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online]]
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Ms06fz_p08_GundamCardBuilder.jpg|As featured in Gundam Card Builder
101-3.jpg|Zaku II Kai chopped off a [[RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type]] with heat sword type-βIV as seen on [[Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!]]
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Zaku_2_kai.jpg|Artwork for Original 1/144 model by Yuuji Kaida
Zaku II Kai.jpg|Zaku II Kai as it appears in the PS3 game Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation
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zakukailiberio.jpg|Zaku II Kai and its pilot, Corporal [[Liberio Lincke]]
 
Secret zaku.jpeg
 
Secret zaku.jpeg
 
zaku 2 fz.jpg|Zaku II Kai (Gundam Perfect File)
 
zaku 2 fz.jpg|Zaku II Kai (Gundam Perfect File)
MS-ERA-GundamGallery Gundam 0079 374.jpg|Zaku II Kai equipped with 120mm Machine Gun and Shield
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MS-ERA-GundamGallery Gundam 0079 374.jpg|Equipped with 120mm Machine Gun and Shield (''MS Era'' pictorial)
10th Anniversary.jpg
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10th Anniversary.jpg|As featured in ''New Type'' magazine's "The 10th Anniversary Gundam" feature article (illustration by Masanori Nishii; 1989)
 
zakukai-artbook.jpg
 
zakukai-artbook.jpg
ms06fz_p01.jpg|Zaku II Kai, armed with Heat Hawk
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Zaku II Kai.jpg|As featured in the Sony PlayStation 3's [[Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation]] video game
ms06fz_p02.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type), armed with MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
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Gaw malon.jpeg|[[ACA-01 Gaw|Gaw]] with air-dropping Zaku II Kais as seen on [[Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk IV]] OVA
ms06fz_p03.jpg|Zaku II Kai (Commander unit), equipped with forehead-mounted antenna
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ms06fz_p09_90mmMachineGun_0080-OVA_episode2.jpg|Armed with MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun and Grenades ([[Gundam 0080]] OVA)
ms06fz_p04.jpg|[[Alfred Izuruha]] standing on [[Bernard Wiseman]]'s Zaku II Kai
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ms06fz_p02.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type) fires 90mm Machine Gun (0080)
ms06fz_p05.jpg|Dramatic showdown between [[RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"|Gundam NT-1]] and Zaku II Kai
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ms06fz_p01.jpg|Zaku II Kai armed with Heat Hawk (0080)
zaku_fz.gif|Zeon remnant's Zaku II Kai during the raid of [[Torrington Base]] in U.C. 0096
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ms06fz_p03.jpg|Zaku II Kai (Commander unit) equipped with forehead-mounted antenna (0080)
efreetzakuFZcannon|Zeon remnant's mobile suits in U.C. 0096. From left: MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai, MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid, and MS-06K Zaku Cannon
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Ms06fz_p06_HeadCloseUp_0080OVA_episode6.jpg|Head close-up (0080)
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ms06fz_p04.jpg|[[Alfred Izuruha]] standing on Bernard Wiseman's Zaku II Kai (0080)
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Ms06fz-rgn79gs_0080OVA_episode2.jpg|A Zaku II Kai being struck by E.F.F.'s [[RGM-79GS GM Command Space Type|GM Command Space Type]] (0080)
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ms06fz_p05.jpg|Dramatic showdown between [[RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"|Gundam NT-1]] and Zaku II Kai (0080)
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Kampfer jaburo.jpeg
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zaku_fz.gif|Zeon remnant's Zaku II Kai during the raid of [[Torrington Base]] in U.C. 0096 ([[Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn|Gundam Unicorn]] OVA)
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efreetzakuFZcannon|Zeon remnant's mobile suits in U.C. 0096. From left: MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai, MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid, and MS-06K Zaku Cannon ([[Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link|Gundam Side Story: Missing Link]])
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ms_modal_unit_wp_02.png|As seen on the game Gundam Diorama Front 3rd.
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</gallery>
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===Manga===
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<gallery hideaddbutton="true">
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797667CCD4.jpg|Zaku II Kai (Side 3 Capital Defense Division Colors) as seen on [[Mobile Suit Gundam The Plot to Assassinate Gihren]]
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Ms-06-fz-kai-b-type.jpg|A pair of Zaku II Kais (Side 3 Capital Defense Division Colors) with distinctive shield markings
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The Plot to Assassinate Gihren 02.jpg
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B06a9c49cbefed887081bed953b6e95d4708b1cb.79.2.2.2.jpg|Zaku II Kai (far right) as seen on [[Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (Manga)|Gundam 0080]] manga
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101-3.jpg|Zaku II Kai chopped off a [[RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type]] with heat sword type-βIV as seen on [[Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!]]
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After-Jaburo_02.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type; center) as seen on [[Mobile Suit Gundam: After-Jaburo|Gundam: After Jaburo]]
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After-Jaburo_7.jpg|Zeon Remnant's Zaku II Kai attacks with MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun (Gundam: After Jaburo)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Gunpla==
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==[[Gunpla]]==
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<gallery hideaddbutton="true">
Zaku-fzkai-1989.jpg|1/144 original MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ model kit (1989): box art
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Zaku-fzkai-1989.jpg|[[1/144 Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 Model Series|1/144]] MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ (1989): box art
 
Zaku-ii-fz-hguc.jpg|1/144 [[HGUC]] MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ model kit (2008): box art
 
Zaku-ii-fz-hguc.jpg|1/144 [[HGUC]] MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ model kit (2008): box art
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HGUC_Zaku_II_FZ_B_Type_-Unicorn_Ver.-.jpg|1/144 HGUC MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ Type-B ([[Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn|Unicorn]] Ver.) (P-Bandai exclusive; 2017): box art
 
Gunpla_ZakuKai_Resin_box.jpg|B-Club's 1/100 "MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ" resin-cast replacement (conversion) kit (for 1/100 Master Grade "MS-06F2 Zaku II F2" model kit)
 
Gunpla_ZakuKai_Resin_box.jpg|B-Club's 1/100 "MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ" resin-cast replacement (conversion) kit (for 1/100 Master Grade "MS-06F2 Zaku II F2" model kit)
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RE100 Zaku II FZ.jpg|1/100 [[Reborn-One Hundred|RE/100]] MS-06FZ Zaku II FZ (2019): box art
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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==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.
 
*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.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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"B-Type".jpg
 
"B-Type".jpg
 
zaku2kaiweapons.jpg
 
zaku2kaiweapons.jpg
Ms-06 FZ F.jpg|Zaku II Kai information from instruction manual of 1/144 original MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ (1989)
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Ms-06 FZ F.jpg|Information from instruction manual of 1/144 original MS-06FZ Zaku-FZ (1989)
 
ms06fz_BType_info_01.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type): information from [[Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation]]
 
ms06fz_BType_info_01.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type): information from [[Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation]]
 
Ms06fz_BType_info02.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type): information from [[Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link]]
 
Ms06fz_BType_info02.jpg|Zaku II Kai (B-Type): information from [[Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link]]
 
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==External links==
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==External Links==
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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

Developed very late during the One Year War as part of the "United Maintenance Plan", the MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai ("Kai" is Japanese Kanji character "". In English means "Modified".) was an improved and redesigned version of the mainstay MS-06F Zaku II. The United Maintenance Plan was an effort by the Zeon military to simplify the production of their different types of mobile suits by standardizing parts and systems where possible.

The MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai featured greater acceleration and a redesigned and improved cockpit. 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 modelled after the Stahlhelm helmet used by the German army in World War II. The Zaku II Kai's main improvement came from its greatly increased thruster acceleration and overall improved maneuverability. However, this also meant that due to increased fuel consumption the unit's operational time was shorter: about 50% of that of the original Zaku II. It also used a titanium and ceramic composite armor rather than the super high-tensile steel armor of the original Zaku, which proved more resistant to both regular ballistics and beam weapons. In addition, it was lighter than the previous armor, leaving more space for fuel, thrusters and additional equipment.

Finally, its weapons were upgraded. The Zaku Kai featured a new 90mm machine gun, the MMP-80. Although the MMP-80 fired shells of smaller caliber than the standard 120mm MMP-78 weapon used by standard Zakus, it had a higher penetration and an improved firing rate. The machine gun itself was also equipped with a grenade launcher, which despite being a one-shot weapon, proved to be highly effective. Additionally, the Zaku Kai had a new grenade rack on its right hip in which three cylindrical grenades could be stored for convenient access. Its Heat Hawk remained mostly the same as that used by other Zaku units. The Zaku Kai also could equip weapons used by other Zeon mobile suits, such as sturm fausts, which were a large-scale version of the Panzerfaust anti-tank weapon capable of destroying a mobile suit in a single shot.

Due to the MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai's late introduction into the One Year War, only a handful of the units were produced. Few of these mobile suits survived the war.

Armaments

  • 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.
  • Shoulder Shield
Mounted on the right shoulder, it is a simple defense used to block most incoming physical projectiles.
  • MMP-80 90mm Machine Gun
An alternative to the MMP-78, it used 90mm bullets instead of 120mm type, allowing for a greater firing speed and better penetration capabilities. Fed by a 32 rounds magazine, it is also integrated with a grenade launcher under its barrel for more firepower.
  • 120mm Machine Gun
A standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited. It holds 100 rounds per drum with spare drums that can be stored on waist armor racks.
  • 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
A melee weapon originally developed for the Gouf line of mobile suits. Like the Zaku's heat tomahawk, the heat sword's blade is heated to high temperatures to increase its cutting capacity. During the events in Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!, the Zaku II Kai was armed with a heat sword which resembled Heat Sword Type-βIV used by MS-07B Gouf.
  • H&L-SB25K/280mmA-P Zaku Bazooka
The 280mm Zaku Bazooka was another standard weapon that could be equipped to a Zaku type mobile suit. The bazooka fired explosive rounds that were quite effective against the armor of Earth Federation mobile suits and battleships.
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.
  • Shield
The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.

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. This unit was equipped with the 280mm Bazooka.

Gallery

Manga

Gunpla

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.

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 Mechanics
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Dodai II
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Zanzibar-class
AEUG
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MSA-003 Nemo Cannon | MSA-099 Rick Dias [Stutzer] | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-179 GM II
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Neo Zeon/Zeon Remnants
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TOLRO-800 "Torohachi"
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