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MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type

MS-07H-8(GOUF FLIGHT TYPE) front

MS-07H-8(GOUF FLIGHT TYPE) back

Unit Type

Limited Production Aerial Mobile Suit

Appearances

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Model Number
  • MS-07H-8
  • MS-07H8
Developed from
First Seen
Last Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.7 meters61.352 ft
    736.22 in
Head Height
  • 18.2 meters59.711 ft
    716.535 in
Max Weight
  • 77.6 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 61.5 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1130 kW1,515.355 hp
Sensor Range
  • 3600 meters11,811.024 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Armor
  • Super-hard steel alloy

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 1.40 G
Propulsion
  • Jet Engines: 4 x ? kg
Rocket Thrusters
  • 108400 kg238,981.025 lb
    119.491 tons
    (Total)
Optional Equipment
  • 3-barrel 35mm Machine Gun
  • Gatling Shield
  • Heat Sword Type D III

The MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type is an experimental mobile suit that appears in the series Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Developed as a refined version of the MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Test Type, the MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type was a prototype unit designed to test the concept of an atmospheric flight-capable MS. However, Zeon military halted this unit's development to focus on the creation of a dedicated aviatic MS. Despite the cancellation of the program, several experimental units still occasionally found their way into the field for testing.

The H-8 model featured an improved backpack fitted with more powerful thruster backpack and leg-mounted thermonuclear jet engines. Aerodynamic control surface wings were added to the backpack and waist armor, giving the H-8 Gouf more stability in flight, as well as the ability to hover on water surface much like the original MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type. Although it was a vast improvement over its predecessors, tests revealed that the Gouf Flight Type was still plagued by the same problems: its engines were prone to overheating and consumed a lot of fuel at high altitudes and high speeds, thus limiting its range and flight time.

Armaments

  • 3-barrel 35mm Machine Gun
For Gouf Flight Type, The 5-fingered machine gun left hand featured on MS-07B Gouf was replaced by a normal manipulator hand, and instead a 3-barrel 35mm machine gun could be mounted on the left forearm. This new machine gun was magazine fed and had more ammunition. The gun has a special mount in the rear to hold the Gatling shield.
  • Gatling Shield
The Gatling shield is combination of a Gatling gun with a modified MS-07B Gouf shield, and grants both offensive and defensive power in one single weapon. The shield also stores the Gouf Custom's heat sword, and can be mounted directly on the left forearm or on top of the 3-barrel 35mm Machine Gun.
  • 75mm Gatling Gun
A major improvement over MS-07B Gouf's five-finger machine guns, the 75mm Gatling gun featured a cyclic, 6-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing-reloading sequence. This configuration allowed higher rates of fire to be achieved without the barrel overheating. The Gatling gun's concentrated shots and high penetration power could easily destroy Federation's mobile suits, such as RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type. The 75mm Gatling gun was drum-and-belt fed, with the entire set being welded onto a specially-designed frame to be mounted onto Gouf Flight Type's shield. It was fired via a hand-held trigger which was controlled via a normal MS manipulator. The Gatling gun can be ejected if its ammunition was depleted, or whenever its weight proved to be a hindrance when its pilot needed speed and maneuverability during aerial combats.
  • Heat Sword Type D III
The same type of heat sword as used by MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom, it is a sword-like weapon with a blade that is heated to high temperatures in order to increase its cutting capacity. Compared to the Zaku's heat tomahawk, the heat sword has a longer reach, allowing for a greater range of attack. It is stored under the Gatling Shield, with the handle sticking out from the top.

History

At least four MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type mobile suits were known to exist. Two units were built and stationed at Ginias Sahalin's Southeast Asian base in U.C. 0079. They were used to escort the Apsalus III when the massive mobile armor rose out of the mountain. When Aina Sahalin forced a ceasefire with the Earth Federation Forces, she allowed the pilots of the Gouf Flight Types to rendezvous with the Zanzibar-class Kerguelen that was taking off and returning to space. However, when the Zanzibar-class was destroyed by a RGM-79(G) GM Sniper, one of the Goufs was destroyed while the other, damaged but still operational, was destroyed shortly after. The third unit was featured in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Battle in Three Dimensions, ambushing EFF's 08th MS Team while they were on their way to attack Zeon's Southeast Asian base. In the ensuing battle it was defeated by Shiro Amada's RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez8. In U.C. 0096, another Gouf Flight Type unit appeared. This unit was under the possession of an unknown group of Pirates who stormed and occupied Zeon remnant's base in New Guinea.

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Gunpla & Toys

Notes & Trivia

  • The blade of Heat Sword Type D III did not change color or glow when it was used by Zhukov's Gouf Flight Type as well as Norris Packard's Gouf Custom. It was speculated that the sword blades could be super-heated without any change in color or glowing, or that Zhukov/Norris's MS units simply did not switch on the heating mechanism for unknown reasons. However, the actual reason is still unknown.

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