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MSZ-006C4 Zeta plus C4

 

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Mobile suit mode

Waverider mode

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MSZ-006C4 Zeta Plus C4

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MSZ-006C4
Code name:
Zeta plus C4
Unit type: mass production transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 22.03 meters, head height 19.86 meters; waverider mode: overall length 24.64 meters, wingspan 19.58 meters
Weight: empty 32.56 metric tons; max gross 84.15 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium γ alloy composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2770 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 124000 kg total (4 x 18600 kg, 4 x 12400 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 12
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 16600 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; flight sub-unit beam cannon, power rated at 14 MW; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.75 MW, stored in recharge racks, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The variable geometry wing binders used by the Zeta plus series are effective in both mobile suit and wave rider forms, and they perform well at low altitudes when the machine is traveling at around the speed of sound. When it comes to hypersonic flight in the upper layers of the atmosphere, however, their performance is inferior to that of the flying armor used by the prototype MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. This C4 type, which is designed for use in the upper atmosphere and low Earth orbit, is equipped with flying armor for better performance in these situations. Unlike other machines of the Zeta plus series, where the waverider form is merely a nickname inherited from the prototype Zeta Gundam, the mobile armor form of the C4 type is a genuine wave rider which concentrates the shock waves of atmospheric entry on its underside to produce lift. The thigh beam cannons are eliminated for the sake of streamlining and replaced by a single beam cannon installed in its flight sub unit (or "shield"). Although its flight performance is inferior at ordinary altitudes, this type is ideal for hypersonic maneuvers at altitudes over 100 kilometers. Produced in small numbers, it is used for combat in low Earth orbit and to intercept enemy machines during atmospheric entry.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Gundam Sentinel; Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: "Mobile suit mode" custom lineart by Gordan Gregov

 

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