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MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-07H
Code name: Gouf Flight Test Type
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.3 meters; head height 18.8 meters
Weight: empty 63.9 metric tons; max gross 76.6 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,034 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters/thermonuclear jet engines: 50,875 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 3,600 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 5-barrel machine gun, barrels mounted as hand fingers
Optional hand armaments: giant bazooka

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the Principality of Zeon’s invasion and subsequent occupation of much of Earth during the One Year War, the Zeon military found that their revolutionary mobile suits that proved so effective in space combat were essentially slow-moving targets on Earth. A program was initiated to develop an atmospheric flight-capable mobile suit, and four MS-07B Goufs were modified into the experimental MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type. Mounting aerodynamic control surfaces on its backpack and a pair of powerful thermonuclear jet engines on each leg, the Gouf Flight Test Types were assigned to Zeon’s captured California Base and later transferred to an air force base in Arizona for extensive test flights. This initial design proved flawed, however, and over the course of its test flight schedule, the Gouf Flight Test Types were refurbished and redesigned, with the last incarnation being the MS-07H-4 model before the program was finally scrapped. After the war, some units came into service with the Earth Federation Forces and remained in use as late as UC 0087.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Billy Wong Dyke
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV version)

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