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Half Zeta Gundam

 

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Mobile suit mode

Waverider mode

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Half Zeta Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: Half Zeta Gundam
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group); Karaba
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; flight unit
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam rifle, mounted on flight unit, detachable

Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As evidenced by the MSA-005 Methuss, Anaheim Electronics has been experimenting with transforming mobile suits even before they begin work on the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. The Half Zeta Gundam is one such experimental machine, named so because its wingspan in flight mode is roughly half of the Zeta Gundam's. The Half Zeta's transformation system is extremely simple. In normal mode, the machine carries a large shield with two detachable beam rifles. Flight mode is achieved by attaching the shield to the back of the mobile suit to act as a flight unit. This proves to be a major design fault as the flight unit is too bulky to be easily carried in mobile suit mode. In addition, damage received by the shield in combat tends to greatly affect the Half Zeta's flight capabilities, often rendering it unable to fly at all. One strong point of the design is a modified arm design, giving the machine stronger arms to carry the heavy shield\flight unit. In the end, the Half Zeta is deemed a failed design and is given to Karaba, and later to an AEUG saboteur group. Near the end of the Gryps Conflict it's critically damaged in battle with the prototype mobile armor Amon Doc while raiding a Titans support convoy.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Edgar Edmond Smith
Appearances: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 1/2 UC 0087: Another Story

Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa

 

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Flight unit/shield

 

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