MSZ-006A1 Z plus

MSZ-006A1 Z plus

The transformable mobile suit MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam developed by the AEUG resistance group is originally considered far too complex and expensive for mass production. But Karaba, the organization that serves as the AEUG’s terrestrial forces, takes note of the Zeta Gundam’s effectiveness and redesigns it to create the mass production type MSK-006 Zeta Plus (later redesignated as the MSZ-006A1). Because this machine is intended exclusively for use in the atmosphere, its space flight systems and atmospheric entry features are eliminated. However, its cost-performance ratio and flight capabilities are superior to those of the prototype Zeta Gundam.

Instead of the flying armor used by the original Zeta Gundam, the Zeta Plus is equipped with variable geometry wing binders similar to those of the MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki. These wing binders improve the flight characteristics of the wave rider form, giving it a cruising range of hundreds of kilometers, and in mobile suit form they can be used for AMBAC maneuvering rather than simply becoming dead weight. The Zeta Plus is also equipped with two thigh beam cannons, which are connected directly to its movable frame so that energy supply and fire control can be performed without using the mobile suit’s hands.

The first Zeta Plus rolls out in November of U.C. 0087, and the new machine is assigned to Karaba units such as the 18th Tactical Fighter Aggressor Squadron (18TFAS) based aboard the Garuda-class carrier Audhumla. Karaba eventually deploys about twenty machines, three of which are painted in white and orange test colors for demonstration purposes. Rumor has it that one of these colorful machines is used by the legendary ace pilot Amuro Ray in his role as commander of 18TFAS.

Z plus A1
Unit Type:
Mobile Suit
Overall Height:
22.11 meters
Head Height:
19.86 meters
Base Weight:
32.7 tons
Full Weight:
68.4 tons
Power Generator Output:
2,070 kW
Total Thruster Output:
101,000 kg
Vernier Thrusters/Apogee Motors:
Sensor Radius:
16,200 meters
Gundarium Alloy
60 mm vulcan gun x2, hip beam cannon x2 (2.4 MW), beam saber x2 (0.75 MW)
Optional Armament:
beam rifle (5.7 MW)
Amuro Ray, etc.


Model Photos

Transformation Sequence

Special thanks to Mark Simmons for the profile.