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RGZ-91 Re-GZ

 

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Mobile suit mode

Waverider mode (with BWS)

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RGZ-91 Re-GZ

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGZ-91
Code name: Re-GZ
Unit type: pre-mass production transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Londo Bell
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 21.5 meters, head height 20.5 meters
Weight: mobile suit mode: empty 24.7 metric tons, max gross 55.2 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,550 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 89,600 kg total (2 x 14,200 kg, 4 x 11,000 kg, 2 x 8,600 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 19
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14,200 meters; dummy launchers in hands; optional Back Weapon System, docks with mobile suit to create waverider form, provides additional weaponry
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x 2-tube grenade launcher, mounted on hip armor plates, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x 2-tube grenade launcher, 2 round magazine per tube, mounted in forearms, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.7 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use, operable in mobile suit mode only
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on either forearm, mounts 3 x hand grenade; Back Weapon System (mounts large beam cannon; 2 x beam cannon; various missile launchers), operable when linked with mobile suit in waverider mode
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 3.8 MW, powered by replaceable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A prototype mobile suit intended for mass production, Anaheim Electronics' RGZ-91 Re-GZ was a simplified version of the AEUG's MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam used in the Gryps Conflict and the First Neo Zeon War. The Re-GZ (short for "REfined Gundam Zeta") eliminated the costly and complex transformation systems used by the Zeta Gundam, instead docking with a specialized "Back Weapon System" (or "BWS") unit which allowed the Re-GZ to assume a waverider-like form for additional mobility. As the mobile suit's weapons couldn't be used in this docked configuration, the BWS was armed with beam weapons and missile launchers, giving the Re-GZ considerable firepower in waverider mode. In the end, however, the Re-GZ was still be deemed too expensive to facilitate mass production, and the design project was dropped. The Re-GZ prototype ended up being employed by the Earth Federation Forces' Londo Bell task force during the Second Neo Zeon War in UC 0093, piloted first by renowned Newtype ace Amuro Ray, and later by mobile suit squadron leader Kayra Su. A second unit was in service on the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum during the Laplace Incident of UC 0096. The original Re-GZ also served as the inspiration for another Londo Bell suit in use during the same period: the fully transformable RGZ-95 ReZEL.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Amuro Ray, Kayra Su, Chan Agi
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack; Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Hi-Streamer (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Gundam Versus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. -The Woven Web of a Bloodline-
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle
Beam saber
Cockpit
Cockpit hatch
Grenade launcher

 

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