Technology & Combat Characteristics
Despite the exceptional performance of the transformable mobile suits introduced during the Gryps Conflict, their complexity and high cost limited their adoption by the Earth Federation and its adversaries. Anaheim Electronics, as part of its research into more economical transformable mobile suits, developed a new version of the Zeta Plus without the expensive and complicate transformation systems, but instead have the mobile suit dock with an external subflight and weapons system known as the "Back Weapon System" (BWS) to assume a waverider mode. The Back Weapon System provide the mobile suit with additional weapons storage in addition to the flight capabilities. The prototype machine, MSZ-006R Zeta Plus R, was based on the battle-proved MSZ-006C1 Ζeta Plus C1 used by Karaba, and the data obtained from it was later used to develop Londo Bell's RGZ-91 Re-GZ.
Special Equipment & Features