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MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type

 

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MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-07C-3
Code name: Gouf Heavy Arms Type
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.7 meters
Weight: empty 64.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 5-barrel 85mm machine gun, clip-fed, 2 spare clips stored on hip armor, barrels mounted as hand fingers; 30mm machine gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Zeon's ground-model MS-07B Gouf mobile suit, intended to be a replacement for the aging MS-06J Zaku II, proves to be somewhat of a problem when it comes to armament. Whereas the Zaku II can rely on a wide variety of hand armaments depending on the mission, the Gouf is limited by its permanently-mounted tentacle heat rod and 75mm machine gun hand. To overcome this, the Zeon military develops several mission-specific Gouf variants to operate on different fronts of the One Year War. One of these variants is the MS-06C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type, employed primarily in Europe. The old heat rod and single 75mm machine gun hand is replaced by a heavier 85mm machine gun hand on both arms, fed by large-capacity ammunition clips, with spare clips carried on the hips as replacements. These are supplemented by a 30mm machine gun in the forehead for close-range firepower, and extra thrusters are added to the legs to help it overcome the additional weight of its new weapons. Zeon remnants continue to use the Heavy Arms Type as late as UC 0096 as part of an attack on Australia's Torrington Base.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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