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The MSZ-008 ZII (aka Z-Two) is a prototype transformable attack-use mobile suit. It is featured in the original design series Z-MSV (Zeta Gundam Mobile Suit Variations) and various other works. It was originally designed by Kazumi Fujita.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Sometimes pronounced as "Zettsu" (ゼッツー?) instead of "Zeta-Two", the ZII was intended to be the successor to the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. It uses the simplified frame similar to that of the MSA-005 Methuss, as the Zeta Gundam's frame was deemed too complicated. The machine focuses on space use, thus the ZII's MA mode which is called Waverider mode for convenience, lacks its predecessor's ability of atmospheric re-entry and flight on Earth. However, this mode has greater acceleration and maneuverability than that of the Zeta Gundam. The ZII is armed with a pair of beam sabers and a Mega Beam Rifle, which has firepower equal to that of the Ζeta Gundam's Hyper Mega Launcher. It also lacks the bio-sensor which is featured in the Ζeta Gundam and its later successor, the MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam.

Armaments

  • Beam Saber
The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The ZII has two beam sabers stored in an unknown location.
  • Beam Rifle
The same handheld beam rifle as the one used by the Zeta Gundam, it is powered by a replaceable E-pac. The beam rifle is also capable of emitting a beam saber from its barrel, allowing the ZII to use it as melee weapon when needed.
  • Clay Bazooka
The same weapon as used by the MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki, this is a projectile-firing bazooka originally designed to fire adhesive rounds which immobilize enemy machines rather than destroying them outright. However, this weapon can also fire several different types of ammunition, and it is normally used with conventional explosive shells. The ZII had two clay bazookas stored on its backpack.
  • Mega Beam Rifle
The ZII's most distinctive weapon, the Mega Beam Rifle is a long-barreled, handheld weapon. It can achieve output comparable to the Hyper Mega Launcher by connecting it directly to all the ZII's generators, which can only be done in waverider mode. Like the beam rifle, the Mega Beam Rifle can also double as a beam saber.

History

Originally designed as a successor to the Ζeta Gundam and to lower manufacturing costs, Anaheim Electronics constructed one prototype ZII unit before the design team was requested to place priority on the ZZ Gundam for the A.E.U.G. It was assigned to former A.E.U.G. Assault Squadron Commander Kei Kirishima during the events of the First Neo Zeon War to capture the asteroid base Axis.

Sometime after the war, the unit was transferred to Londo Bell for further testing as its concept was used for the basis for a streamlined version, the RGZ-95 ReZEL.

In U.C. 0090, Federation pilot Travis Kirkland deployed in a second ZII unit from Anaheim Electronics to search for his son Vincent Gleissner before encountering remnants of the Glemy Faction.

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