Technology and Combat Characteristics
The ZGMF-1017 GINN Heavy Artillery Custom "Fuego", or Fuego for short, is a customized GINN designed to serve as a heavy artillery unit. For this purpose, the Fuego has been modified extensively to the point that it no longer resembled a mobile suit so much as tank with a mobile suit torso and head. The Fuego lacks any legs, instead possessing a tank like lower body propelled solely by rocket thrusters. The standard GINN arms have been replaced with new longer, though thinner, arms that mount heavy armor shields onto the forearms. For combat, the Fuego's only weapons are 16 missile launchers, each capable of firing multiple missiles.
The Fuego is designed to serve as one member of a two mobile suit team alongside the ZGMF-1017 GINN High Mobility Custom "Tempest". The Tempest would use its high mobility to fly around the enemy and attack from mid range with its heavy assault machine gun or from close range with its heavy polearm, while the Fuego attacked from long range with missiles.
- Missile Launcher
- The Fuego is equipped with 16 multiple tube missile launchers.
In January of C.E. 71, Otark used the"Fuego" in tandem with the Tempest to attack Junk Guild tech Lowe Guele in the debris belt in order to steal his MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame. The attacks were designed to keep the Red Frame flying around until it ran out of power and could be neatly scooped up without any resistance. To counter their own need for power, the pirates hid spare batteries on various bits of debris with signalers to tell them where it is. However the Junk Techs figured out their trick and after Lowe resupplied with a fresh battery from Liam they analyzed the enemies' movements and figured out the location of the last battery. As the Fuego was going to resupply, it was intercepted by the Red Frame and destroyed. Without its partner backing it up, the Tempest also quickly fell.