Technology and Combat Characteristics
The Gelgoo Marine is variant of the base A-type Gelgoog that was designed to be an overall more effective mobile suit while reducing production costs at the same time. To make the Gelgoog Marine maneuverable, numerous thrusters and extra propellant tanks were added to the suit. In order to cut costs, the Gelgoog's large Zulu-like shield was replaced with a "knuckle shield" taken from a modified Zaku II shoulder shield. The Gelgoog Marine could also carry a 90mm machine gun instead of a beam rifle.
- 110mm Machine Cannon
- One of the new features of the Gelgood marine are a pair of 110mm machine cannons that are mounted in the forearms, one cannon per arm. These projectile firing weapons are highly effective against most mobile suit armor at close range.
- Beam Saber
- Knuckle Shield
- The knuckle shield is a modified Zaku II shoulder shield that mounts on the left arm. When mounted the armor the curve of the armor fits over the mobile suits hand. One of the modifications is the additions of three spikes placed on the plate that rests in front of the hand. These spikes make the knuckle shield an effective bashing weapon.
- MMP-80/90mm Ver.8 Machine Gun
After deploying their new Gelgoog at the Battle of A Baoa Qu, the Principality of Zeon decided to create mission specific variants of the Gelgoog, similar to that of the old MS-06 Zaku II. To that end, they created the Gelgoog Marine, or the Gelgoog F-Type specifically for Zeon's elite marine corps.
Many Gelgoog Marines were produced, and most ended up in the hands of Cima Garahau and her notorious Cima Fleet while others were captured by the Earth Federation and used as aggressor units for rookie pilots.