The Gelgoog Jäger is a product of Zeon's United Maintenance Plan and an upgraded, high-performance version of the already exceptional MS-14A Gelgoog, with its improved generator enabling it to carry heavier beam weapons. The Gelgoog Jäger is faster and more maneuverable than the standard Gelgoog, and can be equipped with external propellant tanks to greatly extend its operating range. When armed with its powerful and highly accurate beam machine gun, it becomes a very effective sniper.
A pair of rapid-firing rotary cannons mounted in the Gelgoog Jäger's head. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits. However, they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors, and are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
Beam Spot Gun
The Gelgoog Jäger is equipped with two beam spot guns, one mounted on each forearm. Meant for close combat, these guns fire volleys of beam shots for defensive purposes, but are also capable of dealing lethal damage at near point blank range.
Beam Machine Gun
The beam machine gun operates on similar principles as a beam rifle, but it breaks down the concentrated mega particles so that it fired a burst of smaller less powerful beams instead of a single large coherent beam. Each individual beam in a burst was less powerful than the coherent beam from most other beam rifles, however because of the immense power in standard beams this was an issue of little importance. The burst did allow for a spread of beams, similar to a beam spray gun, allowing for a greater chance of hitting a target, yet holds the same range as a regular beam rifle. When not in use, it is stored on the rear waist armor.
The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when deployed and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits high-energy Minovsky particles to form a blade-shaped I-field (via manipulation of electromagnetic fields), and then fills this I-field shell with superheated Minovsky particle plasma to produce an effective cutting blade. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any armor not treated with anti-beam coating.
An optional defense armament for the Gelgoog Jäger. 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.
Developed at the very end of the One Year War, this mobile suit was produced only in very limited numbers, and it appears only once during Zeon's attacks on the Side 6 colony of Libot.
Beam machine gun
Gelgoog Jäger (Kazuhisa Kondo Variations)
Gelgoog Jäger as featured in Gundam Card Builder game
Gelgoog Jäger as featured in Gundam War Nexa card game
Gelgoog Jäger (Propellant Tanks equipped) as featured in Gundam Card Builder game
Gelgoog Jäger as featured in Gundam Conquest mobile phone game
Gelgoog Jäger (Shin Matsunaga's Custom) as featured in Gundam Card Builder
Gelgoog Jäger (Shin Matsunaga's Custom) as featured in Gundam War Nexa card game
SD Gelgoog Jäger (Shin Matsunaga's Custom) as featured in SD Gundam Operations
Gelgoog Jäger (as MS-14 Gelgoog) as featured in Gundam Carddas collectible card series
1/100 Gelgoog Jäger model conversion based on 1/100 MG MS-14A Gelgoog model kit with B-Club's 1/100 Gelgoog Jäger model conversion parts
Notes and Trivia
Jäger is the German word for "hunter".
In a what-if scenario in the video game Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, the infamous "White Wolf of Solomon" Shin Matsunaga receives a customized white Gelgoog Jäger and fights at the Battle of A Baoa Qu. In reality, he had been recalled to Side-3 since before the Battle of Solomon and was not present at A Baoa Qu (his own customized Zaku was discovered in Solomon by the Federals and destroyed).
Gelgoog Jäger: information from 1/144 Original "Gelgoog Jäger" modelling manual