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RB-79 Ball

 

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RB-79 Ball

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RB-79
Code name: Ball
Unit type: combat support mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: overall height 12.8 meters
Weight: empty 17.2 metric tons; max gross 25.0 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 400 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 24000 kg total
Performance: 180-degree turn time 2.2 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4000 meters
Fixed armaments: 180mm recoilless cannon, mounted on body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

With the Earth Federation Forces on the offensive and taking the war to the Principality of Zeon's home territory, the Federation Forces need to field more guns to support its somewhat limited number of RGM-79 GM mobile suit units. Their answer is to refit approximately 1200 civilian-model space construction SP-W03 Mobile Pods with armor plating and a 180mm recoilless cannon. Despite their limited firepower and low maneuverability, the Federation Forces deploy this RB-79 Ball as mobile fleet defense units, protecting the Federation's ships while the GM mobile suits go on the attack. The Federation also produces several variants throughout the war, including the RB-79C, RB-79F, RB-79K and RB-79M models. Although the Ball becomes obsolete once the Federation develops more GM variants, the C-type Ball remains in service as late as UC 0083 when Zeon's Delaz Fleet launches Operation Stardust.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Hiden, Chiba
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny; Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Gundam Battle Assault 2; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Dynasty Warriors Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

 

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