Gouf

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The MS-07 Gouf was a series of mobile suits produced by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. The Gouf is design as s a high-performance replacement for the MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Intended to replace the Zaku II’s the Gouf was much quicker on the ground with weapons intended to do lethal damage to the opposing mobile suits.

Armaments

Heat Sword

The heat sword was a large blade that was attached the the mobile suit’s backpack. It was an improved heat-based weapon from the Zaku’s heat hawk and provided more damage. This was intended to be the Gouf’s primary weapon.

75 mm Machine Gun

The 75mm machine gun was mounted in the “fingers” of the mobile suit’s left hand which only provided moderate damage. It was the mobile suit’s only weapons to do ranged attack as the Gouf was intended for close combat.

Heat Rod

The heat rod was located on the lower wrist of the mobile suit’s right arm. The heat rod could be used as a superheated slicing weapon or as a grappling weapon with a powerful electric shock effect. This weapon could provide the Gouf with a short ranged attack.

Heat Hawk Type5

An axe-shaped close combat weapon, it uses a super-heated blade to cut through the armor of enemy MS or vehicles. The thermal energy is generated by the power output of the Gouf’s thermonuclear reactor and relayed through the MS’ hands. This weapon was sometimes an alternative preference as to the heat sword for some pilots.

Gatling Shield

The Gouf could also be outfitted with a custom shield that contains a powerful 75mm Gatling gun that was drum-and-belt fed. The Gatling Gun can detach from the shield itself when it runs out of ammunition.

History

Shortly after the Gouf’s introduction its production was halted in favor of the MS-09 Dom. However research into the Gouf’s basic design would continue which would lead to the development of several improved models that would see limited production. Despite the research none of the Gouf’s models would see development in the United Maintenance Plan that the Principality of Zeon initiated to improve existing mobile suit designs.

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