Model number: MS-14J
Code name: ReGelgu
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Neo Zeon (based on a design from the Principality of Zeon)
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 23.1 meters; antenna height 21.0 meters
Weight: empty 43.7 metric tons; max gross 82.6 metric tons; mass ratio 1.73
Armor materials: titanium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,890 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 150,800 kg total (2 x 28,300 kg, 6 x 15,700 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 8,700 meters; 2 x external propellant tank, ejectable, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 8-tube missile pod (uses AMS-11S small missile), mounted on backpack; 2 x grenade launcher, mounted in forearms; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.62 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.18 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap, with attached grenade launcher, 1 round; bullpup type 360mm rocket cannon; shield, mounted on left forearm
At the end of the One Year War, many Zeon remnants fled the Earth Sphere to the asteroid base Axis, determined to regroup and rebuild their forces before renewing their revolution against the Earth Federation. The MS-14A Gelgoog, the last mass production mobile suit fielded by the Zeon military during the war, proved itself as an excellent high performance unit. However, more powerful and advanced mobile suit technology was being developed in the Earth Sphere, and Axis had to keep up and train its pilots to handle better mobile suits. Thus, Axis upgraded its surviving Gelgoog units into the MS-14J ReGelgu (short for Refined Gelgoog), with features like the new standard 360-degree panoramic cockpit. The ReGelgu now sported large shoulder armor binders, each housing additional thrusters and verniers for extra speed and maneuverability. Two external propellant tanks were added to the backpack to provide an extended flight range on par with lighter and more modern mobile suits. A backpack missile pod, forearm grenade launchers, a pair of beam sabers and a beam rifle rounded out the armament. With these new features, the ReGelgu was a tremendous improvement over its successful, tried-and-true previous form. Axis (later Neo Zeon) continued to use their ReGelgus for several years, with one unit operated by ace pilot Illia Pazom during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. The ReGelgu remained in use as late as UC 0096 with the “Sleeves” faction of Neo Zeon.
Pilot(s): Illia Pazom, Olaf, Charles Rochester
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer(s): Masahiko Asano (principal design, Gundam ZZ version), Mika Akitaka (cleanup, Gundam ZZ version), Masato Natsumoto (Anaheim Laboratory Log version)
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