MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type When the plans for the new MS-14 Gelgoog were completed, twenty-five prototypes, under the designation YMS-14S (the 'Y' in YMS-14S means it is a prototype Mobile Suit) were produced; twenty-four of the machines were given to the Chimera Corps, AKA the Ace Pilot Corps. The remaining unit was assigned to Char Aznable, who piloted it against Amuro Ray's RX-78-2 Gundam in two sorties. Later on in the war, the designation "Y" in YMS-14S was removed, renaming it MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type. Originally a prototype, it is now converted into a Command Unit's High Performance Mobile Suit. Featuring a high-powered generator, various thrusters to aid mobility, a large oval-shaped shield, a Beam Rifle, and a Beam Naginata, the MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type rivals the capabilities of the Earth Federation's RX-78-2 Gundam piloted by Amuro Ray. In fact, the power generator, Beam Rifle, and Beam Naginata features a higher output than the RX-78-2 Gundam. Its speed and mobility exceeds even the RX-78-2 Gundam, as proven by Char during his first sortie in his MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type with Amuro Ray's RX-78-2 Gundam during the One Year War. On the other hand, it has thinner and less durable armor than the Gundam (which is built with luna titanium alloy), and the lack of built-in weapons makes the Gelgoog easier to disarm (which Amuro literally did) and leave weaponless. Proving to be an excellent design, the Zeon did little changes to it, with those based on the feedbacks from the test pilots. A significant change was adding more armour to make it more durable, but cutting down some of the Gelgoog's speed. Once finalised, they decide to put it under mass production to counter the Earth Federation's mass-produced RGM-79s, which were slowly but steadily pushing deeper into the Principility of Zeon's territories. The mass-produced version was then designed MS-14A Gelgoog.
MS-14 Gelgoog. (2006, November 8). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:21, November 13, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MS-14_Gelgoog&oldid=86578455 Manufacturer: Zeonic Company Operator: Principality of Zeon Unit type: commander's high efficiency mobile suit Dimensions: Overall Height unknown; Head Height 19.2 meters Weight: Unknown Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output unknown Armament: Beam Naginata (Twin Beam Sword), stored in recharge rack on back, hand-carried in use; Beam Rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; Shield, can be optionally stored on backpack Pilot: Char Aznable