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MSM-07 Z’Gok

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General and Technical Data

Model number: MSM-07
Code name: Z’Gok
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: MIP Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; civilians; mercenaries
Rollout: August UC 0079
First deployment: September 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 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 65.1 metric tons; max gross 96.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,480 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 83,000 kg total (2 x 35,000 kg, 13,000 kg)
Performance: maximum water speed 103 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 6 x 240mm rocket launcher, 5 round magazine per launcher, mounted in head; 2 x mega particle cannon, mounted in forearms

Technical and Historical Notes

Following in the wave of amphibious mobile suits being developed for the Principality of Zeon’s Earthside warfront during the One Year War, MIP Company’s first production model mobile suit was the highly successful MSM-07 Z’Gok. Being both fast in the water and agile on land, the Z’Gok learned lessons from Zimmad Company’s MSM-03 Gogg and Zeonic Company’s MSM-04 Acguy, replacing the bulky ballast water tanks normally used for cooling the suit’s reactor out of water with an air-cooled fan system. The Z’Gok also had mega particle cannons mounted in the claw-hands for easier aiming, and large capacity magazines for its rocket launchers. All of these factors made the Z’Gok perhaps the most successful line of amphibious mobile suits used by the Principality of Zeon. MIP also produced the improved E-type, along with the S-type for commanders. Further development of the Z’Gok design led to the creation of the MSM-07Di Ze’Gok, which specialized in atmospheric attacks on EFF ships. Zeon remnants continued to make use of the Z’Gok as late as UC 0096 during an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Callahan, Godard, Judau Ashta, Stampa Halloi
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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