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RX-79BD-2 Gundam Blue Destiny Unit 2

 

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Standard EFF colors

Nimbus Schterzen colors

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RX-79BD-2 Blue Destiny Unit 2

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-79BD-2
Code name: Gundam Blue Destiny Unit 2
Unit type: prototype EXAM mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Principality of Zeon
First deployment: December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 52.8 metric tons; max gross 73.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; EXAM system
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted on head; 2 x missile launcher, fire-linked, mounted in chest; 2 x machine gun, fire-linked, mounted in chest; 2 x X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber, stored in recharge racks in legs, hand-carried in use; RGM·M-Sh-ABT/S-00057 shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments:
P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the course of the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon conducts extensive research on Newtypes. But some fear the advent of the Newtype, including Zeon scientist Chlust Morses, who believes that Newtypes will eventually dominate Oldtypes. He puts all of his hatred of Newtypes into the EXAM combat system, along with the soul of Newtype Marion Welch. The EXAM system allows for incredible performance, but is extremely unstable. Because it's controlled by Marion's tormented soul, it sometimes goes out of control and attacks allies, or refuses pilot input. After developing the EXAM system for use in the MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom, Morses defects to the Earth Federation and gave them the EXAM system. The Federation Forces use the EXAM in 3 units: the RX-79BD-1, RX-79BD-2 and RX-79BD-3. While all three units are based on the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type, Unit 2 features several modifications, including the ability to operate in space. It also features the same weapons modifications as Unit 1, included chest-mounted machine guns and missiles. Following the destruction of the Efreet Custom, Zeon forces capture Unit 2 and kill Morses. Nimbus repaints Unit 2's shoulders to match the color scheme of his former Efreet Custom. Nimbus is eventually killed during a final showdown with Yu's Unit 3 at Side 5.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Nimbus Schterzen
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Cockpit
Cockpit hatch
P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 beam rifle
RGM·M-Sh-ABT/S-00057 shield
X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber

 

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