Since the discussion of the Juagg touched the subject on the purpose of these MS, I though it would be a good chance to start a discussion regarding the original scope of this plan and therefore purpose of each MS created for the plan.
As you may know, this plan consisted on creating specialized MS for the Assault on Jaburo, which would allow to infiltrate Jaburo and attack from inside. Supposedly Char found out Jaburo's location long before the scheduled assault, which leads to asking if when was the assault scheduled for?
The four known MS developed as part of this plan were:
: As it can easily be deduced from its appearance, this MS is supposed to be used for digging tunnels. For movement it has a hovercraft system on its feet. Also, it can optionally mount a 4-tube missile launcher on top of its head and furthermore one of its drill arms can be replaced with a large 4-tube rocket launcher (as can be seen in the Zeonography figures), though I suspect this measure might have been intended in case the Agg was forced into defense duty, which probably happened during the retake of California Base. I suspect this image
depicts an Agg which participated in said battle.
: The Juagg which recently appeared in the first 6 minutes of Gundam Unicorn was supposed to be the middle range support and also seemed to be the most heavily armored unit of the bunch. Although initially it was only mentioned to have the 3-barreled 320mm finger rocket launchers, some games like UCGO did indicate that the 4 circles on its torso were mega particle cannons just like seen on UC episode 4. Its mahq profile indicates that it can replace it's rocket hands with humanoid ones. The alternate color scheme indeed shows it with a right humanoid hand.
: The Agguguy was the melee counterpart of the Juagg, both of which were based on the Acguy. It's weapons consisted in a total of 4 heat rods mounted on it's arms and two head vulcans. In UCGO however, its hand were replaced with Z'gok-like hands just like it was mentioned in its profile, which had both triple claws and mega particle cannons. An alternate image showing that configuration can be seen in its profile.
: The Zogok was another melee combat MS, though it was based on the more succesful Z'gok rather than an Acguy. It's only ranged weapons were the 10 wire cutters in its head and its extendable arms which had razor sharp fingers. In UCGO and other games we confirm that the Wire Cutter can be fired at the enemy and in the former it can even be seen that it is capable of using other MS weapons such as Zaku machineguns, bazookas and heat hawks.
Some videogames like Gihren's Greed even have a special operation which is enabled when all 4 MS are developed and allows attacking Jaburo only with those MS, but I'm not certain that would have been the intended operation, specially considering that while the Agg's hovercraft system might allow it to move on top of the water, it wouldn't be able to move underwater with it, at least not as well as the other 3 which do are amphibious MS. Was the Agg be supposed to assist descending MS make their way into Jaburo?
Then there's also the question regarding the the role of the Zogok, which seems terribly underequipped and whose hands make me think that it might have been intended to perform some sort of manual action rather than combat, which seems possible considering that most ambhibious MS lack humanoid hands. What kind of manual task would have required that the Zogok and maybe even some Juaggs to be equipped with humanoid hands instead of other weapons?
Anyway, if you have information or theories about how the operation was supposed to take place, exactly what roles each of the MS participating on it were supposed to have, as well as whether they were supposed to assist other MS get inisde or if only those 4 type of MS were to be deployed.
Please share your ideas.