The MS-14D Desert Gelgoog (デザート・ゲルググ, Dezāto· gerugugu) is a variant of the MS-14A Gelgoog. This Mobile Suit first appeared as part of the Mobile Suit Variations of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, and was later animated in the OVA Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A variant of the Gelgoog designed for desert and tropical environments, the Desert Gelgoog features dust filters and improved cooling systems to deal with the extreme heat. Carrying a beam rifle in its right hand and mounting and Armed Buster Cannon on the left arm, it also equipped with the standard twin beam sword used by the original Gelgoog for melee combat as well as a scope for use during travel or for hiding in the sand to prepare an ambush. Lastly, the desert type has additional thrusters mounted on the legs for increased mobility on land.
- Twin Beam Sword
- The twin beam sword, also known as a beam naginata, is the Gelgoog's weapon in close-range melee combat. The beam sword operates by generating a beam of plasma contained and shaped by an I-field. Because of the heat of the plasma the beam sword can cut through any alloy. The Gelgoog's twin beam sword is unique in that it has a longer than average handle, about the length of two beam saber hilts, and has an emitter at both ends, allowing a single weapon to create two beam blades. This allows the pilot the advantage of incorporating a larger variety of techniques into their fighting style than they would normally be capable of. When not in use it is stored in a back mounted recharge rack.
- Beam Rifle
- The Gelgoog series is the first series of mass produced Principality of Zeon mobile suit to be equipped with a beam rifle. The technology of the rifle allows the weapon to fire compressed mega particles in the form of a beam which has the power to penetrate all but the specially treated materials.
- Armed Buster
- Mounted on the left arm and used exclusively by the Desert Gelgoog, this weapon fires high powered, solid rounds intended for use against mobile suits. When not in use, the barrel folds 180 degrees back.
Special Equipment & Features
- Solid Rocket Boosters
- The Desert Gelgoog can be equipped with a pair of solid rocket boosters on its backpack that could give the mobile suit a brief but tremendous increase in overall thruster output. The solid rocket boosters units resemble the ones used by MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type.
The Desert Gelgoog enters the war too late to be mass-produced, but remnants of the Zeon military continued to operate in Africa after the war's end. The last known Zeon military use of the MS-14D was in U.C. 0096, when Zeon remnants deployed a Desert Gelgoog for the assault on the Federation's Torrington Base where it fought and was destroyed by the RX-160S Byarlant Custom.
Notes and Trivia
FX-010A G-Fortress Improved Armament Plan "Super G-Fortress"
| Mobile Suit|
RMS-188MD Zaku Diver
| Mobile Suit|
MS-06DRC Desert Zaku Rommel Custom | MS-14D Desert Gelgoog