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MSM-03 Gogg

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSM-03
Code name: Gogg
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; civilians
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: 11 May UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (later refitted and replica units equipped with linear seat/panoramic monitor cockpit)
Dimensions: head height 18.3 meters
Weight: empty 82.4 metric tons; max gross 159.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,740 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 121,000 kg total (2 x 38,000 kg, 3 x 15,000 kg)
Performance: maximum water speed 75 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,400 meters; freeziard
Fixed armaments: 2 x mega particle gun, mounted in main body; 2 x torpedo launcher, mounted in main body; freeziard

Technical and Historical Notes

When the Zeonic Company’s amphibious MS-06M Zaku Marine Type proved a failure, the Zimmad Company stepped in to take a new approach to the challenge of underwater combat mobile suits. As the Principality of Zeon was desperate to keep their foothold on Earth during the One Year War, they needed an effective way to operate in Earth’s oceans. The Zimmad Company’s first – and successful – design was the MSM-03 Gogg. Heavily armored to withstand deep sea pressures, and with the sea to act as a natural heat sink, its bulky body housed a large and powerful reactor – large enough to power the Gogg’s built-in beam weapons. Being a submersible unit, the Gogg’s body also contained ballast tanks, whose water could be used to radiate reactor heat when it operated out of the water in amphibious assaults. With these features, the Gogg was the first “true” amphibious mobile suit and set the stage for all underwater combat suits to come. Zimmad also produced an improved version, the MSM-03C Hy-Gogg.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Marcy, Corka Lasa, Lunan, Phillip Kaufmann, Raychel Ferguson
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam and MSV versions)

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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