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