Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Gomel is one of the mobile suits developed by Vagan for the invasion of earth, it specialized in operating on sandy terrain such as desert. The Gomel is designed to attack enemy units while being hidden in the sand, and can transform into an alternate mode for diving into and moving freely in the sand. It is armed with shiguru claws and missile launchers on on its arms and a gomel cannon on its chest.
- Gomel Cannon
- Mounted on the chest, it fires a very wide and powerful beam. The cannon can also generate a short beam spike for close combat.
- Shiguru Claws
- The Gomel lacks the hand-mounted beam vulcans/sabers, featured on many other Vagan mobile suits. To make up for this, the Gomel is armed with claw like fingers, which are deadly weapons in close quarters combat. These claws can be used to strike at or even cut through mobile suits.
- Missile Launcher
- The Gomel's missile launchers are located on the unit's forearms. These missile launches can serve as a mid-ranged weapons.
Three Gomels were known to be deployed by the Vagan during the final phase of Operation Eden. These machines were assigned to the Phantom 3 to take down the Diva-class cruiser on their way to the Federation Base of Rostroulan. They were defeated by Kio Asuno and his AGE-3F Gundam AGE-3 Fortress, with only one of the Phantom 3 members surviving the defeat.
Notes & Trivia
- Both the Gomel and the ovw-dc Wrozzo are inspired from the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon's amphibious mobile suits. More importantly, both were inspired from the MSM-03C Hygogg from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket.