Model number: MSZ-008
Code name: ZII
Unit type: prototype attack use transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group); civilians
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 18.3 meters; waverider mode: unknown
Weight: empty 31.1 metric tons; max gross 69.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,130 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 114,300 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
Optional hand armaments: mega beam rifle, power rating unknown; beam rifle, power rating unknown, mounts long beam saber; 2 x clay bazooka
The MSZ-008 Z II was developed under Anaheim Electronics’ Project Zeta as a space use mobile suit. Using the concept of the MSA-005 Methuss, the complicated transformation used in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam was simplified and maneuverability was increased. The waverider mode was changed, making atmospheric reentry and flight on the Earth impossible. Also, the waverider mode had great acceleration surpassing the standard mobile suits of the time. The mega beam rifle was connected to the generator, providing a level of power equaling that of the Zeta Gundam’s hyper mega launcher. Anaheim and the AEUG assumed that the Z II would far exceed the capability of other mobile suits developed in UC 0088. The Z II’s manufacturing costs were also excellent. However, even though it had great specs there were several problems with the construction. At the AEUG’s request, Anaheim placed emphasis on completing the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam. A Z II unit was used by One Year War veteran Travis Kirkland in UC 0090.
Pilot: Travis Kirkland
First appearance: Z-MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazumi Fujita (Z-MSV version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Gundam Side Stories version)
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