MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon


Model number: MS-14C
Code name: Gelgoog Cannon
Unit type: mass production artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zeonic Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 19.5 meters; head height 19.3 meters
Weight: empty 55.8 metric tons; max gross 79.8 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,440 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79,900 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.00 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,300 meters
Fixed armaments: RA-2 beam cannon, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; twin beam sword, powered by rechargeable energy cap, stored in recharge rack on back, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 3-tube missile launcher

When the Zeon military began field testing of its MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type mobile suits during the last weeks of the One Year War, it was already hard at work on variants of the powerful new Gelgoog line. One of the first variants to be produced was the MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon, based on the successful MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type. Mounting a powerful RA-2 beam cannon on a modified B-type booster backpack, the Gelgoog Cannon was quite versatile in that it could carry a variety of hand weapons, including beam rifles and bazookas, and even mount optional rocket launchers in place of its forearm jet engine thrusters. And by using the B-type’s powerful backpack, it had enough thrust to keep itself maneuverable despite the added weight in weaponry. The Gelgoog Cannon proved quite capable as both a fire support and anti-fleet unit, as 12 of the 15 Gelgoog Cannons built were deployed in Operation Clarion, a preemptive strike against the Earth Federation Forces’ Tianem Fleet rallying point. Despite the loss of two Gelgoog Cannons (and three more being damaged), the damage inflicted against the EFF fleet impressed the Zeon military, manufacturing enough parts to assemble 122 more units. Fortunately for the EFF, the end of the war ensured that these additional Gelgoog Cannons were never assembled.

Pilot(s): Tomas Cruz, Brenev Auggs, Gerald Sakai, Bailey, Johnny Ridden
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (MSV version)


Rear view (Version 1)


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