MSZ-006-X3 Prototype Z Gundam


Model number: MSZ-006-X3
Code name: Prototype Z Gundam
Unit type: prototype attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.6 meters
 empty 29.9 metric tons; max gross 52.1 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,790 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 99,000 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14,000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rating unknown

The Gryps War saw the introduction of many new experimental mobile suit technologies. The AEUG learned from Char Aznable of the Axis Zeon’s transformable mobile suits AMX-001 Gaza-A and AMX-002 Gaza-B and decided to create their own model under the banner of Project Zeta. The first attempt was the MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki, but the design was unable to incorporate a transformation feature. Anaheim Electronics was determined to create a transformable mobile suit, and their next attempt was the successful MSA-005 Methuss. The next step in the project was three prototype MSZ-006-X units. These units did not incorporate the ability to transform and were identical, except for the heads. The X3 incorporated a head similar to that used on the MSA-003 Nemo. However, this head design proved inferior to the head of the X1 and was not used in the final MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam.

First appearance: Z-MSV
Original mechanical designer:
Kazumi Fujita



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