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RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type

 

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Standard version

Karen Joshua "GM Head" field repair

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RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-79[G]
Code name: Gundam 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: overall height 18.2 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 52.8 metric tons; max gross 73.0 metric tons
Armor materials: lunar titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1350 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 52000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.71 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5900 meters; periscope, mounted in head; optional parachute pack, can be mounted on backpack rack; optional weapons storage container, can be mounted on backpack rack
Fixed armaments: vulcan gun, mounted in chest; multi-launcher, mounted in chest; 2 x X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber, stored in recharge racks in legs, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00109 shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun, clip-fed, 2 spare clips stored on hip armor; NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm cannon, clip-fed; P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; bazooka gun, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip; 6-tube missile launcher; net gun, fires large net to entangle a target; Gundam hammer

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

While the Earth Federation Forces' "Project V" mobile suit development program is underway at the Side 7 research colony, the Federation also begins production of experimental units at its Jaburo military headquarters in South America on Earth. Intending to help turn the tide of the ground war during the One Year War, the engineers at Jaburo use spare parts originally manufactured for the RX-78-2 Gundam prototype and build approximately 20 units of a specialized ground combat-model Gundam, the RX-79[G]. Twelve of these units are assigned to the Kojima Battalion stationed in Southeast Asia, particularly to the 04th and 08th MS Teams. Since the RX-79[G]s are made primarily of spare parts leftover from "Project V," no replacement parts are available. This results in hasty field repairs like Shiro Amada's Gundam Ez8. When Karen Joshua's unit is damaged, the head of an RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type is used as a replacement, earning the Gundam the nickname "GM Head."

Though in many ways similar to its RX-78-2 predecessor, the RX-79[G] is quite a bit different in other ways, particularly in its armament. The beam sabers are stored in the legs, as the backpack mounts an equipment rack to carry storage containers, parachute packs, or other field options. The head vulcan guns are removed, as the head now carries a periscope for underwater and trench warfare. The Gundam still has the generator power to use a beam rifle, though it's often equipped with a standard 100mm machine gun or a heavy 180mm cannon. A single vulcan gun and a multiple-use "multi-launcher" mounted in the torso's left breast round out the new armament. The complicated and expensive Core Block System is also replaced with a standard cockpit mounted in the upper chest just below the head.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shiro Amada, Karen Joshua, Terry Sanders, Jr., Michel Ninorich, Matt Healy, Barry Balzary, Nao Jessica Parker, Sebastian Kurie
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo; 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 Ops: The One Year War; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

6-tube missile launcher
Bazooka gun

Cockpit
Cockpit hatch
Desert equipment
Desert equipment - hand
Gundam hammer
Head
Net gun
NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun
NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm cannon
Parachute pack
P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 beam rifle
Periscope
RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00109 shield
Storage container
X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber

 

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