MSM-08 Zogok


Model number: MSM-08
Code name: Zogok
Unit type: prototype amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: MIP Company
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; civilians
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.8 meters; head height 18.2 meters
Weight: empty 77.4 metric tons; max gross 107.3 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,688 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 97,400 kg total
Performance: maximum water speed 47 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 10 x boomerang cutter, mounted on head, hand-carried in use; 2 x arm punch
Optional hand armaments: heat sword, 2 x sturm faust, stored in storage container mounted on back

In preparation for its planned assault on the Earth Federation Forces’ underground South American Jaburo military headquarters during the One Year War, the Zeon military forces stationed at California Base developed a series of specialized mobile suits to aid in the assault. One of these units was the MSM-08 Zogok, an amphibious unit designed for close combat fighting. A derivative of the MSM-07 Z’Gok, the Zogok had only melee weapons consisting of 10 boomerang cutters mounted in the head and extendable telescopic arms with razor-edged fingers, giving the Zogok a “sharp” punch. However, the Zogoks built at California Base were never deployed, as Char Aznable discovered the secret spacedock entrance to Jaburo long before the scheduled assault, and launched a hasty attack with what limited resources he received from California Base in time. Nearly 20 years after the One Year War, Zeon remnants used a Zogok in an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096. In addition to its standard armaments, this unit carried a heat sword and a pair of sturm fausts for short-range combat.

First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer(s):
Kunio Okawara (MSV version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)


Rear view (Version 2)


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