Technology & Combat Characteristics
A commander's version of the Gelgoog Marine. It sports a commander's antenna, a pair of head-mounted vulcan guns, a custom beam rifle, additional vernier thrusters and external propellant tanks, and modified chest armor. It is similar to the later Jäger version in both appearance and performance.
- 40mm Vulcan Gun
- An uncommon feature on Zeon MS, the Gelgoog Marine Commander Type has two vulcan guns in its head similar to Federation Mobile Suits. These shell firing weapons have a high rate of fire but little power and can't damage the armor of a mobile suit, though they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. They are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
- 110mm Machine Cannon
- A 110mm machine cannon is mounted on each forearm, for a total of two cannons. These projectile firing weapons are highly effective against most mobile suit armor at close range.
- Beam Saber
- Like the Gelgoog Marine Type, the Gelgoog Marine Commander Type is equipped with two beam sabers for close-combat. The beam saber is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It can cut through any armor not been treated with anti-beam coating.
- MNG-110 Beam Rifle
- A large beam rifle specially designed for long range attack, it features a powerful, re-loadable cooling system which enables it to emit rapid-fire beam bursts.
- A type of defensive armament used by many mobile suits. The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.
Special Equipment & Features
- External Propellant Tanks
- An external tank used for propellant storage. This extra propellant greatly extends a mobile suit's operating range, and enables it to stay in combat longer. When the propellant is consumed, the tank can be discarded to reduce the mobile suit's weight. These tanks use a two-layered construction, with one layer containing propellant, and the other holding extra coolant.
- Camouflage Color Scheme
- First seen on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Mayfly of Space 2 picture drama, this is a special MS color scheme featured on Zeon's Marine Amphibious Unit (M.A.U.) Gelgoog Marines commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cima Garahau as her unit retreated from A Baoa Qu at the close of One Year War. The camouflage scheme features numerous small dots to protect the mobile suits from tracking and monitoring by Federation forces.
Only a handful of Gelgoog Marine Commander Type units were produced, with at least one being assigned to the Cima Garahau's Fleet. One unit was kept and used by Garahau during Operation Stardust in U.C. 0083 before she switched to AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra.
Notes and Trivia
- The Gelgoog Marine Commander Type unit depicted in Gundam 0083 is Cima Garahau's personal colors. The standard colors unit can be seen in the game Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space and Mobile Suit Gundam Gihren's Greed, which features the same colors as the standard Gelgoog Marine.