Model number: MSZ-006B
Code name: Zeta plus B
Unit type: transformable trainer mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Karaba; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and instructor, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.11 meters; head height 19.86 meters
Weight: empty 34.1 metric tons; max gross 67.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,070 kW
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam cannon, power rating unknown, mounted on thighs
Optional hand armaments: none
The Zeta plus was the first transformable mobile suit used by the Karaba resistance group, and its pilots had no previous experience with these complex machines. As simulator training alone was inadequate for complicated high-G maneuvers such as midair transformation, Karaba converted a handful of MSZ-006A1 Zeta plus A1 units into two-seater trainer machines to help pilots adapt to the new mobile suit. In addition to its expanded cockpit, the MSZ-006B Zeta plus B also had a new head for its mobile suit form. The B type was later used by the regular Earth Federation Forces as well as Karaba. The Gundam pilots of Taskforce Alpha were trained on these machines at the Nellis air base in Nevada while they awaited the delivery of their new mobile suits.
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988
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