The MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type is a prototype ground combat mobile suit from the original design series Mobile Suit Variations (MSV). Later the design was animated and made a cameo appearance in the OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
One of the main weapon of Gouf-type mobile suits is the right-arm mounted heat rod. However, this retractable close combat weapon was removed in the Gouf Heavy Arms Type, with both hands were replaced with heavy five-barrel 85mm machine guns fed by larger capacity ammunition magazines. Spare ammunition magazines were stored on the hip skirt armor. To supplement its weaponry and provide better close combat protection, the Gouf Heavy Arms Type also featured a single 30mm machine gun mounted in its forehead. However, all of these new weapons and ammunition increased the Gouf Heavy Arms Types weight, so extra thrusters were added to the legs to compensate for the additional weight.
- 30mm Machine Gun
- Gouf Heavy Arms Type was equipped with a single 30mm machine gun located in the MS forehead. This head-mounted shell firing gun have a high-rate of fire but have little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
- 5-barrel 85mm Machine Gun
- For Gouf Heavy Arms Type, both of its manipulator hands were replaced by a new 85mm machine gun. The gun has five barrels which are shaped to look like fingers. It fires physical rounds at a rapid rate and possesses enough firepower to destroy lightly armored mobile suits with ease. However its effectiveness against heavy armor is limited. Both the machine gun hands were re-loadable with large capacity magazines, which were stored on the side of MS' hip armors.
The Principality of Zeon began to producing a few mission specific variations of the Gouf, one of them being the MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type. The Gouf Heavy Arms Type was designed as a replacement for the Principality of Zeon's aging squads of MS-06J Zaku IIs, the new MS-07 Gouf proved to be at a severe disadvantage in ranged situations due to its lack of armaments. Only a few Gouf Heavy Arms Types that were developed and were deployed mainly in continental Europe.
Despite being an antiquated machine this unit would be deployed in U.C. 0096 by the Zeon Remnants.
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