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RMV-1 Guntank II

 

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Standard colors (MSV)

Standard colors (Zeta Gundam)

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RMV-1 Guntank II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RMV-1
Code name: Guntank II
Unit type: powered artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot in standard cockpit in drive base; gunner in canopy-style standard cockpit in head turret
Dimensions: overall height 16.9 meters; head height 15.2 meters
Weight: empty 98.4 metric tons; max gross 123.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 211 kW
Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2
Performance: maximum ground driving speed 75 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x long-range cannon, mounted on head turret; quadruple rocket launcher, mounted on right side of main body; triple missile launcher, mounted on left side of main body; 60mm autocannon, mounted in drive base; 2 x twin smoke discharger, mounted on drive base

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Although limited in its ability to be deployed as a mobile suit, the RX-75-4 Guntank proves highly effective as a heavy artillery base assault and fire-support unit. The Guntank's service record is impressive enough to make the Earth Federation Forces continue to develop the unit's concept even after the One Year War. The end result of this development is the RMV-1 Guntank II. Resembling a traditional mobile suit even less than its RX-75-4 predecessor, the Guntank II represents a reversion to a more traditional armored vehicle design. Its primary armament is a pair of long-range cannons, now mounted in an enlarged "head turret," thus overcoming the problem of the limited firing arcs of the original Guntank's fixed-mounted cannons. Since the "torso" of the Guntank II can now rotate independently of the main cannons mounted on the head turret, traditional mobile suit-style arms are no longer necessary; instead, a 4-tube rocket launcher and a 3-tube heavy missile launcher are mounted on fixed locations on the torso. The Guntank II still requires two crew to be operated: the gunner remains in the head turret, but the driver is now moved into the more well-armored caterpillar/engine drive base of the Guntank II. The Federation Forces also field a variant unit, the RMV-3M Guntank. As the threat to Federation security remains primarily in space, the Guntank II only sees very limited production following the One Year War, with some units being posted at the Federation Forces' South American headquarters at Jaburo. Long after the One Year War, the Guntank II is still in use when Zeon remnants attack Australia's Torrington Base in UC 0096.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Sean Cassidy

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Return of Zeon; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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