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MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Wave Shooter Equipment Type)

Zeta Gundam Wave Shooter

Zeta Gundam Wave Shooter - Waverider

Unit Type

Prototype Transformable Mobile Suit

Real World

Mechanical Designer

Profile

Model Number
  • MSZ-006
Developed from
First Seen
  • November, 0087 U.C.
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 19.85 meters65.125 ft
    781.496 in
Standard Weight
  • 28.7 metric tons
Sensor Range
  • 14000 meters45,931.759 ft
Armor
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x 2-tube Grenade Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Beam Saber/Beam Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • Bio-Sensor System
Optional Equipment
  • Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Hyper Mega Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png

The MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Wave Shooter Equipment Type) is a variant of the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, originally featured in the 1/144 High Grade MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam model kit instruction manual and latter included in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Define manga.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Wave Shooter Equipment is a draft plan to increase the Zeta Gundam's air combat capability. It uses the FXA-01K flying armor, which adds thermonuclear jet engines, making flight within the Earth's atmosphere possible by producing enormous thrust. It also features variable-sweep wings that improve takeoff and landing performance, cruising range, and low altitude flight. Also, the front skirt has been enlarged to increase propellant capacity.[1]

Otherwise, all the regular armaments and systems of the Zeta Gundam are retained.

History

According to the Master Archive Mobile Suit MSZ-006 Z Gundam, this variant appeared around November U.C 0087, during the time when the Zeta Gundam was in Karaba possession (between the assault on Kilimanjaro and Char Aznable's speech in Dakar). Two sets of Flying Armor was tested during this period: The FXA-01K Wave Shooter, constructed based on data supplied by Anaheim; and the variable-geometry FXA-01K-VW which was apparently the basis for the wings of the MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1. The latter showed good results during test flights, but was never used in combat.[2]

In the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Define manga, Kamille piloted the unit when he engaged the mobile suits of the Garuda-class Sudori. When the said aircraft attempted a kamikaze on the Audhumla, Four Murasame sacrificed herself to prevent it by crashing the MRX-009 Psyco Gundam into the Sudori.

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Notes

  • The Wave Shooter equipment was originally created because replicating the rotation of Zeta Gundam's wing binders in a transforming kit was beyond the capabilities of plastic models at the time, so Bandai borrowed ideas from their previous Gundam Sentinel MSZ-006C1 Ζeta Plus C1 kit, whose wings were more manageable.

References

  1. http://www.mechatalk.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=15331&view=previous#p340279
  2. http://www.mechatalk.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=15331&view=previous#p340290

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