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MSZ-006D Zeta Plus D

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSZ-006D
Code name:
Zeta Plus D
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Karaba; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.92 meters; head height 19.86 meters
Weight: empty 35.57 metric tons; max gross 106.17 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2925 kW
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam cannon, power rating unknown, mounted on thighs
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Because the MSZ-006A1 (MSK-006) Zeta Plus A1 is designed for long-range attack missions, its waverider form is intended mainly for long-distance travel rather than aerial combat, and its performance is inferior to that of a conventional fighter aircraft. This D type is a new version intended to improve its thrust-to-weight ratio and handling characteristics. It is equipped with horizontal and vertical fins on its nose and tail stabilator, as well as a backpack that houses powerful nuclear thermal turbofan engines. Its flight sub unit (or "shield") contains an extra jet engine and vectored nozzles for takeoff and landing purposes. The D type is armed with larger and more powerful thigh beam cannons, and its wing binders have hardpoints for missiles and drop tanks. With the exception of the E type, this is the most expensive machine of the Zeta Plus series, and it boasts high performance as both a mobile suit and a fighter aircraft. This D type is later adopted by the regular Federation Forces and deployed in the First Neo Zeon War, and it is said that a modified version is later developed for use in space.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: custom lineart by Gordan Gregov

 

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