Technology & Combat Characteristics
The MS-14GD Gelgoog G is a reconfiguration of the MS-14G Gelgoog Ground Type into a desert combat mobile suit. It is equipped with the same heat-dissipating radiator backpack as the MS-06D Zaku Desert Type. Design changes were made due to the falling parts supply and production capabilities at the California Base because of the worsening war situation. Changes included removal of the leg thrusters and omitting hover capabilities, which improved mobility performance. It carries a lighter shield and a desert-use beam rifle which featured a barrel cooling system.
- Custom Beam Rifle
- The standard ranged armament of Gelgoog-type mobile suits is the beam rifle. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. Gelgoog G was equipped with a beam rifle which was designed specially for desert warfare with cooling system attached to the barrel.
- Custom Shield
- The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Typically physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break. The Gelgoog G carries a unique arm-mounted shield which resembles a halved version of the original Gelgoog's Zulu-style full shield. The shield's smaller size allows greater arm movement.
- H&L-GB03K/360mm Giant Bazooka
- Gelgoog G can be equipped with a 360mm Giant Bazooka used by the Dom-series mobile suits. The bazooka is magazine fed and holds 10 rounds per magazine. A single round can blow the torso off of an enemy mobile suit and can also inflict heavy damage to warships.
Gelgoog G was originally intended to be a desert variant of MS-14G Gelgoog Ground Type without compromising the latter's high performance. Its main parts were supposedly being supplied from Zeon's lunar base Granada, but as Zeon's war situation worsened, its features were compromised with knocked down parts produced at California Base. Only eight units of Gelgoog G were produced at the California Base and some units were sighted along with MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon in the African frontline in the final days of One Year War.