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MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam


MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Waverider Mode)

MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam

Notes

Debut: Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta, Episode 21 (TV series, 1987)
Description: The famous Gundam used by Kamille Bidan in Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta. The MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam had both a mobile suit configuration and a special "movable frame" design that allowed transformation into a "waverider" mode which it could use to sustain atmospheric rentry. The Zeta Gundam had a fairly standard armament which included a beam rifle, paired head-mounted vulcan guns and two beam sabers (doubling as forward-firing beam guns in waverider mode) but also included a dual-tube grenade launcher within each forearm. The MSZ-006 also featured the "bio-sensor" system originally designed as a way to improve HMI (human-machine interface) between the mobile suit and a Newtype. However, when Kamille was sufficiently mentally and emotionally focused, the bio-sensor had the unpredicted effect of amplifying the power, speed and strength of the mobile suit for brief periods. Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) ace Newtype pilot Kamille Bidan made famous the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam during numerous sorties as part of the Gryps Conflict in UC 0088.
Original mechanical designer: Kazumi Fujita (principal design) and Kunio Okawara (transformation)

Line Art

  • MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam line art
  • transformation detail
  • Images taken from Mobile Suit Gundam MS Encyclopedia (1998)
    Information taken from Mecha Domain (Burke Rukes, 2001)
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.