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MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type (H-8)

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-07H-8
Code name: Gouf Flight Type (H-8)
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.2 meters
Weight: empty 61.5 metric tons; max gross 77.6 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,130 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters/jet engines: 108,400 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,600 meters
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 3-barrel 35mm machine gun, clip-fed, mounts on left forearm; Gatling shield, mounts 75mm Gatling gun, drum-and-belt fed; heat saber, battery powered, stored in Gatling shield, hand-carried in use

Technical and Historical Notes

With the serious problems encountered in the attempt to develop an atmospheric flight-capable mobile suit during the One Year War, the Zeon military halted its program to actively develop a flying mobile suit. However, the idea continued to linger, and experimental units still occasionally found their way into the field for testing. The eighth incarnation of the MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type was the MS-07H-8, which was equipped with an improved backpack and more powerful thrusters and thermonuclear jet engines. Aerodynamic control surface wings were added to the backpack and waist armor, giving the Gouf Flight Type more stability in flight. Unfortunately, the H-8 still suffered some of the same problems encountered by previous versions: engine overheating and rapid fuel consumption at high altitudes and high speeds, limiting its range and flight time.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Gotter
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Lineart
ms-07b-3-machinegun
3-barrel 35mm machine gun
ms-07b-3-gatlingshield
Gatling shield
ms-07b-3-heatsaber
Heat saber
Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info


Director(s):
Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Writer(s):
Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

Format:
12 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998

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