MS-12 Gigan

General and Technical Data

Model number: MS-12
Code name: Gigan
Unit type:
 prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Pezun Asteroid Base
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 16.2 meters; head height 13.9 meters
Weight: empty 71.1 metric tons; max gross 101.3 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 736 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 48,000 kg total
Performance: maximum ground speed 90 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Optional equipment: boosters (Sleeves modified units)
Fixed armaments: 180mm recoilless gun; mounted on main body above head; 120mm 4-barrel machine gun, mounted on right arm
Optional fixed armaments: beam Gatling gun, mounted on right arm (Sleeves units only)

Technical and Historical Notes

The MS-12 Gigan was part of Zeon’s Pezun Project at the Pezun asteroid base. Like the Earth Federation Forces’ RX-75-4 Guntank, the Gigan was a mobile suit that didn’t use humanoid legs for mobility. Unlike the Guntank’s caterpillar treads, the Gigan had three wheels for added speed. This suit was built as an anti-air unit and is armed with a head-mounted recoilless gun, along with a pair of vulcan guns and an arm-mounted 4-barrel machine gun. The mass produced Gigan was sent to many bases for use as a defensive unit. In UC 0096, several Gigan units remained in use with the “Sleeves” faction of Neo Zeon remnants. Armed with a beam Gatling gun, these units were modified for space combat by replacing the tires with boosters. The modified Gigans sported the same decorative markings as other Sleeves units.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: MS-X
Original mechanical designer:
 Kunio Okawara (MS-X version)




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