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MSZ-008 Z II

 

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Mobile suit mode

Waverider mode

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MSZ-008 Z II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSZ-008
Code name: Z II
Unit type: prototype attack use transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 18.3 meters; waverider mode: unknown
Weight: empty 31.1 metric tons; max gross 69.7 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2130 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 114300 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.64 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: mega beam rifle, power rating unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MSZ-008 Z II is developed under Anaheim Electronics' "Project Zeta" as a space use mobile suit. Using the concept of the MSA-005 Methuss, the complicated transformation used in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam is simplified and maneuverability is increased. The waverider mode is changed, making atmospheric re-entry and flight on the Earth impossible. Also, the waverider mode has great acceleration surpassing the standard mobile suits of the time. The mega beam rifle is connected to the generator, providing a level of power equaling that of the Zeta Gundam's hyper mega launcher. Anaheim and the AEUG assume that the Z II will far exceed the capability of other mobile suits developed in UC 0088. The Z II's manufacturing costs are also excellent. However, even though it has great specs there are several problems with the construction. At the AEUG's request, Anaheim places emphasis on completing the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam. As a result, the project is canceled and the Z II is never built.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Z-MSV (Zeta Gundam Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon
Original mechanical designer: Kazumi Fujita

 

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