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RGC-83 GM Cannon II

 

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Standard EFF colors

(Gundam 0083)

Standard AEUG colors

(Zeta Gundam)

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RGC-83 GM Cannon II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGC-83
Code name: GM Cannon II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mid-range support mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Anti-Earth Union Group
First deployment: UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 47.3 metric tons; max gross 66.9 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1420 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 59480 kg total (4 x 13000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6300 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in left forearm, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam cannon, mounted in backpack over shoulders
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: 90mm GM rifle, clip-fed, 30 rounds per clip, 2 spare clips stored in shield

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In the last weeks of the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces develop a much-needed medium-range fire support variant of its standard RGM-79 GM mobile suit. The result is the RGC-80 GM Cannon, but its late introduction into the war results in a rather limited production run. Following the war's end, the Federation Forces begin a massive reconstruction of its military, and one of their latest GM models, the RGM-79N GM Custom, serves as the basis for the new RGC-83 GM Cannon II. The GM Cannon II, with its pair of shoulder-mounted beam cannons, more closely resembles the RX-77-2 Guncannon prototype from the war than it does the original GM Cannon. It carries the same standard GM rifle and shield as the GM Custom, and incorporates a more powerful generator to charge its beam cannons. The GM Cannon II is also armored with a thick layer of chobham armor, the same experimental armor tested on the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Alex near the end of the One Year War. However, this massive armor application greatly reduces the GM Cannon II's speed and mobility. The GM Cannon II sees limited production and deployment in UC 0083, with two units stationed aboard the assault carrier Albion during the Delaz Fleet's Operation Stardust.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Chuck Keith, Chap Adel, Ben Wooder, Agar
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam: Advanced Operation; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Return of Zeon; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait of a Young Comet; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Gundam Legacy; Gundam Versus
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: "AEUG colors" custom lineart by v_zubko

 

Lineart

 

90mm GM rifle
Beam saber
Cockpit
Shield

 

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