Model number: MSZ-010S
Code name: Enhanced ZZ Gundam
Unit type: prototype general purpose transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0089
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FXA-07GB Neo Core Fighter; additional canopy-style standard cockpit located in double beam rifle for operation of G-Fortress mode and/or Core Top
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 23.14 meters, head height 19.86 meters; G-Fortress mode: overall length 30.13 meters, wingspan 18.52 meters
Weight: empty 32.7 metric tons; max gross 71.6 metric tons; mass ratio 1.78
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 7,860 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4 x 31,200 kg (operable in mobile suit and G-Fortress modes and in Core Base only), 2 x 17,300 kg (operable in G-Fortress mode and in Core Base only), 2 x 16,300 kg (operable in G-Fortress mode and in Core Top only); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 36
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 16,200 meters; bio-sensor system; separable transformation components, G-Fortress mode can split into Core Top and Core Base
Fixed armaments: 2 x hyper beam saber, power rated at 1.1 MW each, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use in mobile suit mode only, both hyper beam sabers double as double beam cannon, power rated at 20 MW, mounted on main body in G-Fortress mode and on Core Base; high mega cannon, power rated at 50 MW, mounted in head, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x 60mm 2-barrel vulcan gun, 400 rounds of ammunition per gun, mounted in head, operable in mobile suit mode only; 2 x 18-tube missile launcher, 2 round magazine per tube, mounted on backpack in mobile suit mode and on main body in G-Fortress mode and on Core Base; 2 x shield, mounted on forearms, double as wing/control surfaces in G-Fortress mode and on Core Base
Optional hand armaments: double beam rifle, power rated at 21.2 MW total (2 x 10.6 MW), can be mounted on main body in G-Fortress mode or on Core Top
Despite its high power and performance, the AEUG’s MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam suffered from one critical flaw: its complicated construction and transformation systems made it somewhat structurally weak. During the last days of the First Neo Zeon War, it was decided that a full armor option was needed to address this problem, but some minor improvements to the ZZ Gundam were required before the full armor components could be applied. The ZZ Gundam received some minor improvements in armor, weapons and mobility, and was re-designated MSZ-010S Enhanced ZZ Gundam. It featured a larger backpack with four more powerful rocket thrusters, and additional vernier thrusters, making the already well-performing ZZ Gundam even faster and more maneuverable. The original 21-tube missile launchers on the backpack, limited to one missile per launch tube, were replaced with a pair of 18-tube missile launchers, with each tube carrying a two-missile magazine for additional salvos. In this form the Enhanced ZZ Gundam was now ready to be fitted with additional external armor and weapons as the FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam.
Pilot: Judau Ashta
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka (Gundam ZZ version)
Gundam ZZ Info
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987
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