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MSZ-008 ZII

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Unit Type

Prototype Transformable Space Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga

Real World

Mechanical Designer

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Model Number
  • MSZ-008
Developed from
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First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.3 meters60.039 ft
    720.472 in
Max Weight
  • 69.7 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 31.1 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 2130 kW2,856.377 hp
Sensor Range
  • 14000 meters45,931.759 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)
Armor

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 1.64 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 114300 kg251,988.295 lb
    125.994 tons
Armaments
Optional Equipment
  • Mega Beam Rifle searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Clay Bazooka searchgray_iconsmall.png

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 the manga series Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Bande Dessinee, as well as the video game Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link. The ZII was originally designed by Kazumi Fujita.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Sometimes pronounced as "Zetsu" instead of "Zeta-Two", the ZII was intended to be a successor machine to the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, using 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 waverider mode lacks the Zeta Gundam'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 an energy capacitor that is recharged from a special rack. It is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The ZII is equipped with two beam sabers, that when not in use are stored in an unknown location.
  • Beam Rifle
A handheld energy weapon very similar, if not identical, to the one used by the Zeta Gundam. Like most of the AEUG's beam rifles, this unit can be reloaded with an 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 should the situation call for it.
  • Clay Bazooka
Similar to the one 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 fire several different types of ammunition, and it is normally used with conventional explosive shells. The ZII is equipped with two clay bazookas, which are stored on its backpack.
  • Mega Beam Rifle
The ZII's most distinctive new 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 the ZII's main generator, 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 lower manufacturing costs, Anaheim Electronics constructed one prototype ZII unit before the design team were requested to place priority on the ZZ Gundam for the AEUG. It is assigned to former AEUG 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 would deploy 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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