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MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Type

 

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MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Test Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-07H-4
Code name: Gouf Flight 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 18.8 meters
Weight: empty 65.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters/thermonuclear jet engines: total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 5-barrel machine gun, clip-fed, barrels are mounted as hand fingers
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the One Year War, the Zeon military attempted to develop an atmospheric flight-capable mobile suit to complement its ground-based mobile suit forces. The first prototype model developed under this program was the MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type, but during its scheduled two-week test flight schedule, one problem after another arose, and the Goufs were redesigned and rebuilt in the field. After four weeks of delays and botched test flights, the MS-07H-4 piloted by Frank Bernhardt, was equipped with a set of new high performance jet engines. However, after 10 days of test flights in the new model, the H-4-type experienced engine problems and exploded in mid-air, killing Bernhardt. Zeon's flight type mobile suit development program was then immediately cancelled. However, despite the program's cancellation, some modifications continued to be made in the field, with the final MS-07H-8 seeing action in Southeast Asia.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Frank Bernhardt
Appearances:
MSV (Mobile Suit Variations)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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