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MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai

MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai


Authors Note: I've only ever been a casual fan of the animated mecha franchise Mobile Suit Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket remains my all-time favorite). However, after viewing Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn in 2010 and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 a year ealier, I found my interest in Gundam rekindled after many years away from the franchise. Impatiently awaiting the next episode of the Unicorn OVA, I revisited Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta, this being only my second time viewing the series since first exposure many years ago. In honor of this classic mecha anime franchise, I've built a complete RX-78NT-1 Gundam G-4 Alex profile and a sampling of simple profiles featuring my favorite Gundam mechanical designs.

Debut: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Episode 1 (OVA series, 1989)
Description: The MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai was a redesigned and improved version of the F-Type Zaku II built by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War in UC 0079 (Universal Century). The Zaku II Kai was part of the "Unified Complete Equipment Plan" to improve existing mobile suits and simplify manufacturing. Although it's speed and maneuverability was high compared to the previous Zaku mobile suits, the Zaku II Kai suffered reduced operational time on account of the high fuel-consuming thrusters. Piloted by Zeon operative Bernard Wiseman during the final stages of the One Year War, this mobile suit type was perhaps most famous for seriously damaging the Earth Federation Forces RX-78NT-1 Gundam G-4 Alex in a final desperate battle upon Side 6 in December UC 0079.
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

Line Art

  • MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai line art
  • Images taken from Mobile Suit Gundam MS Encyclopedia (1998)
    Information taken from Mecha Domain (Burke Rukes, 2001)
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.