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MSM-03C Hy-Gogg

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSM-03C
Code name: Hy-Gogg
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Zimmad Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.4 meters
Weight: empty 54.5 metric tons; max gross 79.2 metric tons; standard displacement 253.0 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,735 kW
Propulsion: rocket/hydrojet thrusters: 86,000 kg total (2 x 38,000 kg, 10,000 kg); optional hydrojet booster packs: 2; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 9
Performance: maximum water speed 89 knots

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted in hands; 2 x vice claw, mounted in hands; 4 x torpedo launcher, mounted in main body; 2 x 120mm machine cannon, mounted in main body
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x hand missile unit, mounted over arms

Technical and Historical Notes

Following their invasion and occupation of many areas of Earth during the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon military began developing amphibious mobile suits to increase its war capabilities in Earth’s oceans and waterways. One of their earliest designs was the MSM-03 Gogg, and while being their first truly successful amphibious design, it had its limitations. To overcome these, the improved MSM-03C Hy-Gogg was developed, and it differed quite a bit from its predecessor in both appearance and abilities. Its outer form was refined, making it more streamlined and increasing its water movement speed. The mega particle guns mounted in the original Gogg’s stomach was moved into the Hy-Gogg’s hands, allowing for much greater flexibility in its attacks. The Hy-Gogg could also mount a large hand missile unit over each arm, equipped with a set of blow-away panels to protect the mobile suit from the blast of the rather large and heavy missile when launched. Only a limited number of these experimental units were built, with three units operated by Zeon’s Cyclops team special forces unit in a raid on the Earth Federation Forces’ Arctic base in December UC 0079.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Mikhail Kaminsky, Andy Strauss, Gabriel Ramirez Garcia, Donnino
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Director:

Fumihiko Takayama

Writer:
Hiroyuki Yamaga

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Tetsuro Kashibuchi

Video Release:
Japan 03.25.1989 – 08.25.1989
U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002

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