Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 25 Jan 2000 14:21:03 -0800

> The "MS-11" they're talking about here is the Gelgoog, under its original
>model number. When the Gundam appeared, the Gelgoog project was restarted
>under a new model number (MS-14) and the intervening numbers were freed up
>for less delayed projects. In the meantime, the MS-11 generator was spliced
>into the original R-2 test unit, the R-2P. (See the Gundam project's MS
>Classics section for the gory details.)
> Back in the days of the MSV series (early '80s), it was said that one of
>the R-2 units was retained at Granada so that it could be used as a testbed
>for Gelgoog development. The subsequent modifications it underwent earned it
>the unofficial model number MS-06R-3, and the nickname "Zaku III"; it was
>theorized that this testbed would look like a Zaku-Gelgoog hybrid.
> Ten years later, Kunio Okawara drew his interpretation of the R-3 for
>Bandai's SD CLUB magazine (which was subsequently republished in
>Entertainment Bible 25 and the MS Encyclopedia). The kitbashed model in
>question, though, has different details and color scheme - it seems more
>influenced by the Zaku III seen in Gundam ZZ. They're all alternate
>interpretations of this apocryphal experimental model.

Cool, thanks for a well researched report. There are just too much
discrepancies between difference sources to really know which version to
go with...


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