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The MSM-02 Hydro Test Type (aka Aqua Experiment Type) is a mobile suit that is first featured in the Kunio Okawara's M-MSV original design series.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

As the One Year War dragged on the Principality of Zeon began to design several different variations of its standard mobile suits to excel in specific mission roles. The Zimmad Company created its first amphibious mobile suit, the MSM-02 Hydro Test Type. It adopts the generator used in the MS-09B Dom and employs a water-cooling system that utilizes seawater. The Hydro Test Type is based on Zeonic Company's MSM-01 Zaku Marine Type and just like it the Hydro Test Type carried weaponry better adapted for aquatic combat, such as several missile launchers and vulcan guns. When the Hydro Test Type equipment is improved its underwater mobility increases 10-20%.


  • 6-tube Missile Launcher
A 6-tube missile launcher is mounted at the top of each shoulder, and can only be fired while moving horizontally.
  • Anti-Air/Anti-Ship missile
Four ant-air/anti-ship missile are mounted on the backpack. They fire directly upwards when the mobile suit is moving underwater horizontally, striking anything on the surface of the water or in the air overhead.
  • 6-barrel Vulcan Gun
A 6-barrel vulcan gun unit is mounted on each forearm.
  • 70mm Vulcan Pod
A retractable vulcan pod is mounted on each side of the backpack. When extended they fire over the mobile suit's shoulders and are designed to be used while standing.


The MSM-02 Hydro Test Type's may be Zimmad's first amphibious mobile suit, but it fails to meet the requirements for an underwater combat suit and its performance on land is also poor.



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M-MSV Mechanics
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Mobile Weapon
Gundam's variations
FA-78-3 Full Armor 7th Gundam | HFA-78-3 Heavy Full Armor 7th Gundam | RX-78-4 Gundam Unit 4 "G04" | RX-78-5 Gundam Unit 5 "G05" | RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam | RX-78-7 7th Gundam
Psycho Gundam's variations
MRX-007 Prototype Psycho Gundam | MRX-011 Mass Production Type Psycho Gundam
GM's variations
RAG-79 Aqua GM | RAG-79-G1 Waterproof Gundam | RGM-79F Desert GM | RGM-79F Land Combat Type GM
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-1A Guncannon A
ν Gundam 's variation
RX-94 Mass Production Type ν Gundam
RX-81LA G-Line Light Armor | RX-81ST G-Line Standard Armor
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Zaku II High Mobility Type's variation
MS-06R-3S High Mobility Type Zaku
Gogg's variation
MSM-03-1 Prototype Gogg
Bigro's variation
MA-05 Bigro Kai
MSM-02 Hydro Test Type | MS-04 Prototype Zaku
Mobile Weapon
Gundam Mk-III's variation
FA-007GIII Full Armor Gundam Mk-III
Hyaku Shiki Kai's variations
FA-00100S Full Armor Hyaku Shiki Kai | MSK-100S Land Combat Hyaku Shiki Kai
ZZ Gundam's variations
MSZ-009 Prototype ZZ Gundam | MSZ-009B Prototype ZZ Gundam B Type | MSZ-013 Mass Production Type ZZ Gundam
Rick Dias's variation
RX-098 Prototype Rick Dias