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RGM-79(G) GM Ground Type

 

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Standard colors

(08th M.S. Team)

Standard colors

(MS IGLOO 2)

Slave Wraith team colors (Gundam Side Stories)

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RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79(G)
Code name: GM Ground Type
Unit type: mass production ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 53.8 metric tons; max gross 66.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1150 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 49000 kg total

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters; optional weapons storage container, can be mounted on backpack rack
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in legs, hand-carried in use; short shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun, clip-fed, 2 spare clips stored on hip armor; bazooka gun, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip; 6-tube missile launcher; beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm cannon, clip-fed

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the stalemate period of the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces were play a fast game of catch-up on the introduction of mobile suits into warfare by the Principality of Zeon. One of their earlier prototypes is the groundpounding RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type, based loosely on the original Operation V prototype RX-78-2 Gundam operating elsewhere during the war. From the RX-79(G) comes another experimental unit, intended for mass-production. Called the RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type, it uses 80 percent of the same parts as its RX-79(G) predecessor, as well as its extremely durable Luna Titanium alloy armor, and its ability to use beam rifles, but is more powerful yet cheaper to produce.

Only 42 of these units are produced at the Federation's Jaburo military headquarters factory, and they are immediately put into combat for field testing. Twelve units are assigned to the Kojima Battalion stationed in Southeast Asia, with the rest participating in the Federation's "Operation Odessa" offensive in Eastern Europe. However, the GM Ground Type project is soon abandoned in favor of the later standard model RGM-79 GM, which is even cheaper to build and can serve as a "multi-role" unit in both space and terrestrial environments.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Sally, Rob, Mike, Matt Healy, Anish Lofman, Larry Radley, Terry Sanders, Jr., Robert, Yu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (08th M.S. Team version), Kyoshi Takigawa (Gundam Side Stories version)

 

Lineart

 

6-tube missile launcher
Bazooka gun
Beam rifle
Beam saber

NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun
NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm cannon
Short shield

 

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