Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Tallgeese III is based on the previous two models and, like them, features superior speed that exceeds that of most other mobile suits. It retains the beam saber that are used by the previous models, and features three new weapons, a pair of head mounted vulcans, a retractable heat rod and a mega beam cannon. Its also has a new head design and different shoulder armor. According to the Gundam Wing Encyclopedia, the Tallgeese III is fitted with an interface similar to the Epyon System.
- Vulcan Gun
- These head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits; however, they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. They are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small vehicles, etc.
- Mega Beam Cannon
- The strongest weapon of the Tallgeese III is its mega beam cannon, which replaces the dober gun used on the previous two models. It has two modes; a compact configuration which functions like a beam rifle, and a beam cannon mode where the barrel splits open and extends. The beam cannon mode is among the most powerful mobile suit beam cannons, and nearly as powerful as the twin buster rifle of the Wing Zero, with one shot being enough to destroy the asteroid base MO-III.
- Like the previous two models, the Tallgeese III's shield is hung off the left shoulder joint for defensive purposes, but unlike its predecessors, it also mounts a retractable heat rod in addition to two beam sabers.
- Beam Saber
- The Tallgeese III is equipped with two beam sabers which are powered by capacitors in the handle. The cylindrical handles are stored in the shield for recharging. The beam sabers are capable of cutting through any armor that is not treated with an anti-beam coating.
- Retractable Heat Rod
- Hidden within the shield is a retractable heat rod. When deployed, it can be used with or without being super-heated. The heat rod can be used to trip or entangle opponents, and even cut through mobile suits when heated. This weapon is useful for battling mobile suits with anti-beam coatings.
Tallgeese III is a variant of Treize Khushrenada's OZ-00MS2 Tallgeese II and started development around the same time as the building of that unit; however, it wasn't finished in time for Treize to take it with him to space. After the Eve Wars' conclusion, the Tallgeese III was confiscated by the Earth Sphere United Nation's Preventer taskforce and kept in storage.
In AC 196, when the Mariemaia Army declared war on the Earth Sphere Unified Nation, former OZ ace pilot Zechs Merquise returned from hiding to work for the Preventers. Zechs was assigned the code name Wind and given Tallgeese III to fight against Mariemaia's Army. He first attacked them in space while they launched from their base MO-III. Using the suit's beam saber, Zechs cut down several ships but had to stop when Dekim Barton threatened to throw a colony at Earth. When Dekim fled, Zechs used the suit's mega beam cannon to destroy the asteroid base. Later, Zechs used the Tallgeese III to pacify Mariemaia's army of MMS-01 Serpents in Brussels without killing any of the pilots.
Notes and Trivia
- In Super Robot Wars 64, the Tallgeese III can be obtained by bartering the Epyon to Howard. This method is a bit different compared to the method used to obtain the five Endless Waltz Gundams. The Endless Waltz Gundams can be obtained by fully upgrading the TV version of each pertinent Gundam.
- Zechs appears with the Tallgeese III in Gundam Battle Assault 3: Featuring Gundam SEED challenging the player (controlling Athrun Zala with his Justice). Before the fight begins, Zechs confirms that Athrun's mobile suit is a Gundam type, continuing that all Gundams are tools of mass destruction and such things must be destroyed.
- Additionally, the suit is featured in a secret boss battle, with the musical track used being a remix of the Tallgeese music used in Gundam Wing: Endless Duel.
- The Tallgeese III's Mega Beam Cannon's function as a MAP attack is omitted from some Super Robot Wars games, but makes a notable reappearance in Super Robot Wars Z3: Time Prison.
- It is possible to build either a Tallgeese or Tallgeese II from the HG 1/100 Endless Waltz series model kit of the Tallgeese III as it contains the necessary shoulder and head parts for the two older versions of the Tallgeese.
- The Tallgeese III appears in Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space as a DLC unit in the Japanese version, and already unlocked in the localized version.
- Additionally, its equipment is depicted in error; the Mega Beam Cannon is a much thinner handheld weapon rather than it being attached to its shoulder. Also, during gameplay the shield is held upside down, though in the Unit Viewer this is rectified. Additionally, despite the presence of the shield, the heat rod is unavailable. several of these problems are rectified in Gundam Battle Assault 3 as it uses recycled models from Encounters in Space.
- The Tallgeese III's head ornament may be in reference to Char Aznable's original helmet.
|Gundam W: Endless Waltz Mechanics|
|G Team / Preventers|
OZ-00MS2B Tallgeese III | OZ-06MS Leo | SK-12SMS Taurus | XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero | XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell | XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Custom | XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam | XXXG-01SR2 Gundam Sandrock Custom
Crash Shuttle | Preventer Shuttle | Transport Shuttle
MMS-01 Serpent | OZ-06MS Leo | OZ-12SMS Taurus | XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam
Interplanetary Transport Ship