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MS-17 Galbaldy α

 

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MS-17 Galbaldy a

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-17
Code name: Galbaldy α
Unit type:
prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Pezun Asteroid Base
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon, Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 41.7 tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MS-17 Galbaldy α is a part of Zeon's Pezun Project at the Pezun asteroid base at the end of the One Year War. It's originally built as a successor to the YMS-15 Gyan but is later fitted with equipment from the MS-14A Gelgoog. This suit is to be Zeon's ultimate suit, but it's just another case of too little, too late. The Galbaldy's armament consists of one beam rifle and a beam saber. It's also given a smaller version of the Gelgoog's shield. Due to its late entry into the war it presumably never sees combat. However, some units might have seen combat during the Federation's retake of the Pezun asteroid. At the end of the One Year War the Federation captures the plans of this fearful suit and later refines and upgrades it into their own RMS-117 Galbaldy β, which sees combat before and during the Gryps Conflict.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Packdelia
Appearances:
MS-X; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Anaheim Laboratory Log
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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