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MSZ-008 ZII

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Unit Type

Prototype Transformable Space Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga

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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's 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. It was originally designed by Kazumi Fujita.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Sometimes pronounced as "Z-Two" instead of "Zeta-Two", it was intended to be a successor machine of the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, which uses the simplified frame similar to that of the MSA-005 Methuss instead of the Ζeta Gundam's, which was deemed too complicated. The machine focuses on space use, thus the ZII's mobile armor mode lacks the waverider's ability of atmospheric re-entry and flight on Earth. However, its mobile armor mode has higher acceleration and maneuverability. The ZII is armed with a pair of beam sabers and a mega beam rifle, which has firepower equal to the Ζeta Gundam's hyper mega launcher. It also lacks the Bio-sensor which was 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. The beam saber 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 beam rifle very similar, if not identical, to that used by the Z Gundam, which is a handheld weapon 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 should the situation call for it.
  • Clay Bazooka
A projectile-firing bazooka, as its name indicates, the clay bazooka was 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's normally used with conventional explosive shells.
  • 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 it can only due 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 keeping manufacturing costs were lowered, Anaheim Electronics constructed one prototype 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 is transferred to Londo Bell for further testing as the whole mobile suit concept is used for the basis for a streamlined version, the RGZ-95 ReZEL.

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