Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku was a prototype design testing beam weaponry. It was a high performance MS based on the MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type and developed to counter the Federation's RX-78-2 Gundam. Its design highly resembles that of the Gelgoog (one of the few differences would be that it uses a Heat Sword rather than a Twin Beam Sword). It is also known as the Gelgoog Early Prototype.
- 50mm Vulcan Gun
- Mounted in the head, these shell firing weapons have a high rate of fire but little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit. However, they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors and are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
- Heat Sword
- Stored on the backpack when not in use, this weapon uses thermal energy to superheat its blade to melt through the armor of an enemy machine.
- Beam Rifle
- The High Mobility Type Zaku was once of the rare Zeon MS armed with a beam rifle at this stage of the war. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor not treated with specific counter-measures.
The High Mobility Type Zaku was originally one of only four MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type units produced. One of these units is modified into the MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku. It is considered the missing link between the Zaku and the Gelgoog.