Model number: MSM-07E
Code name: Z’Gok Experiment (aka Z’Gok-E)
Unit type: mass production amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: MIP Company
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 69.5 metric tons; max gross 88.9 metric tons; standard displacement: 311.0 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,570 kW
Propulsion: rocket/hydrojet thrusters: 112,000 kg total (4 x 20,000 kg, 2 x 16,000 kg); optional hydrojet booster packs: 2; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 9
Performance: maximum water speed 118 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted in hands; 6 x torpedo launcher, mounted in head; 2 x vice claw, mounted on hands
Optional hand armaments: none
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 the most successful designs was the MSM-07 Z’Gok, though MIP Company continued to improve this model. This upgraded model was called the MSM-07E Z’Gok Experiment, and while similar to its predecessor, it featured many improvements, the most visible being the ability to draw its arms and legs up closer into its body, making the Z’Gok Experiment more streamlined and faster while moving underwater. Propellant storage for its thrusters were moved from its main body into tanks mounted inside the arms, with energy caps installed in the hand-mounted beam guns, making them able to store up power from the generator and discharge a rapid-fire, machine gun-like burst when required. With this increase in handy firepower for both underwater and land combat, the original missile tubes mounted in the head – which could only be fired out of the water – were replaced with torpedo tubes, giving it additional firepower while operating underwater. Only a limited number of these experimental units were built, with one unit operated by Zeon’s Cyclops team special forces unit in a raid on the Earth Federation Forces’ Arctic base in December UC 0079.
Pilot(s): Hardie Steiner, Robert Gilliam, Gary Lodge
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi
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