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MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype

Ms-07c-5

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Unit Type

Prototype Ground Mobile Suit

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Model Number
  • MS-07C-5
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General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.7 meters61.352 ft
    736.22 in
Standard Weight
  • 57.4 metric tons
Power-plant
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)

Movement

Propulsion
  • Rocket thrusters
Armaments
  • Heat Saber
Optional Equipment
  • Shield
  • 120mm Machine Gun

The MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype mobile suits from the design series Mobile Suit Variations.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

In efforts to create a dominant land use mobile suit, the Principality of Zeon's Zimmad Company took a standard MS-07 Gouf and extensively modified it. The new unit they created was dubbed the Gouf Test Prototype. The Gouf Test Prototype mounted several extra thrusters in its legs to give it the ability to hover short distances across the ground. It was also given an experimental heat saber melee weapon that was substantially larger than the normal Gouf heat sword. Also, the standard Gouf head was replaced with a large mono-eye version, which bears a large resemblance to the MS-09B Dom.

Armanments

  • Heat Saber
Stored on the backpack when not in use, this weapon bears a strong resemblance to the beam sabers used by Earth Federation mobile suits, however it still relies on the older technology of using thermal energy to superheat a metal blade, allowing it to melt through the armor of an enemy machine at high speed.
  • Shield
A basic optional arm-mounted defense armament for many mobile suits. The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Typically physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break. Also, the shield could not withstand a beam attack, due to the lack of anti-beam coating technology of that time. A shield can be equipped to the left arm of the Gouf Test Prototype in order to increase defense against physical attacks.
  • 120mm Machine Gun
The 120mm machine gun is a standard weapon for Zaku type mobile suits. It is a shell firing gun that does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very limited.
  • Sturm Faust
An explosive weapon with a rocket propelled warhead, it was designed before the beginning of the One Year War as an anti-ship weapon. Useful both in space and under gravity, it was mainly deployed for anti-ship attacks during the early days of the war. The Sturm Faust likely made a good anti-mobile suit weapon during the latter days of the war, as Zeon mobile suits could be equipped with both a Sturm Faust and a more typical ranged weapon for greater versatility. As a non-guided weapon, it is difficult to hit targets with high mobility. Can be stored on waist armor storage racks or in the shield.

History

Only a single Gouf Test Prototype was constructed during the One Year War, and it was used explicitly as a testbed for new innovations in mobile suit design, never seeing any actual combat. The data gathered from the Gouf Test Prototype would be compiled and several of the new technologies that were tested with it would become standard issue when the Zimmad Company created their next mobile suit, the MS-09B Dom.

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