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OZ-00MS Tallgeese

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General and Technical Data

Model number: OZ-00MS
Code name: Tallgeese
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: OZ
Operator: OZ
Rollout: AC 175
First deployment: AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.4 meters
Weight: empty 8.8 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 100; weapons: 110; speed: 150; power: 130; armor: 120
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: dobergun, clip-fed, mounted on right shoulder; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shield, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: shield, can be optionally mounted on left shoulder

Technical and Historical Notes

In AC 175, OZ, an affiliate of the Romefeller Foundation, was charged with designing and building the first combat-capable mobile suit. The results exceeded all expectations, as the OZ-00MS Tallgeese proved so powerful that no ordinary pilot could handle it. Although equipped with a pair of beam sabers and a shell-firing dobergun, the Tallgeese’s biggest advantage was its size and speed. Being a large and heavy mobile suit, it required an enormous amount of thrust for jumping and maneuvering. However, its designers equipped it with a tremendous vernier rocket system that gave it enough thrust to maintain flight on its own – over three times the acceleration of OZ’s later air combat model mobile suit, the OZ-07AMS Aires. However, the sheer stress and G-forces placed upon the pilot made the Tallgeese too much of a “wild horse” for anyone to handle, and the mobile suit was disassembled and put into storage, ostensibly to serve as a museum piece.

Although the five scientists who designed the Tallgeese left OZ to follow other pursuits after colony leader Heero Yuy’s assassination, OZ began full-scale mobile suit production, using the Tallgeese as the basis for its smaller, less powerful OZ-06MS Leo units. It wasn’t until 20 years later that the Tallgeese resurfaced when OZ pilot Zechs Merquise, desperate to find a weapon capable of helping him take on those same scientists’ powerful Gundam mobile suits, brought the Tallgeese out of mothballs and made it operational again. Despite the physical punishment, Zechs would becomes the only pilot to master the prototype mobile suit, making it his personal unit until he was later forced to self-detonate it to save his own life while being pursued by OZ space forces. During the Eve Wars in late AC 195, OZ leader Treize Khushrenada piloted a slightly modified second unit dubbed the OZ-00MS2 Tallgeese II.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Zechs Merquise (aka Milliardo Peacecraft), Otto, Mei Lan Long
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

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Director(s):

Masashi Ikeda
Shinji Takamatsu

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Akemi Omode
Toshifumi Kawase
Masashi Ikeda
Katsuhiko Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Shukou Murase

Musical Composer:
Ko Otani

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1995 – 03.29.1996
U.S. 03.06.2000 – 05.11.2000

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