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MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon

 

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MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-14C
Code name: Gelgoog Cannon
Unit type: mass production artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.5 meters; head height 19.3 meters
Weight: empty 55.8 metric tons; max gross 79.8 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1440 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79900 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.00 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6300 meters
Fixed armaments: RA-2 beam cannon, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; twin beam sword, powered by rechargeable energy cap, stored in recharge rack on back, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 3-tube missile launcher

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

When the Zeon military begins field testing of its MS-14S Gelgoog prototype mobile suits during the last weeks of the One Year War, it is already hard at work on variants of the powerful new Gelgoog line. One of the first variants to be produced is the MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon, based on the successful MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type. Mounting a powerful RA-2 beam cannon on a modified B-type booster backpack, the Gelgoog Cannon is quite versatile in that it can carry a variety of hand weapons including beam rifles and bazookas, and even mount optional rocket launchers in place of its forearm jet engine thrusters. And by using the B-type's powerful backpack, it has enough thrust to keep itself maneuverable despite the added weight in weaponry. The Gelgoog Cannon proves quite capable as both a fire support and anti-fleet unit, as 12 of the 15 Gelgoog Cannons built are deployed in "Operation Clarion," a preemptive strike against the Earth Federation Forces' Tianem Fleet rallying point. Despite the loss of two Gelgoog Cannons (and three more being damaged), the damage inflicted against the Federation fleet impresses the Zeon military, manufacturing enough parts to assemble 122 more units. Fortunately for the Federation, the end of the war makes sure that these additional Gelgoog Cannons are never assembled.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Tomas Cruz, Brenev Auggs, Gerald Sakai, Bailey, Johnny Ridden
Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam F90; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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