Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku was a high performance MS based on the MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type and its mobility can compete with that of the Federation's RX-78-2 Gundam. It was developed in a short period of time by using large number of parts from the Gelgoog. Significant increase in its generator output granted it sufficient power to use the Zeon forces' first beam rifle and beam saber, which are in prototype stage. However, this machine was equipped with a heat sword instead of a beam saber.
- 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 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 one 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 most armor not treated with specific counter-measures.
One of the four MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Types produced was modified into the MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku, which is considered the missing link between the Zaku and the Gelgoog. It is also known as the Gelgoog Early Prototype.