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RX-77-4 Guncannon II

 

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RX-77-4 Guncannon II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-77-4
Code name: Guncannon II
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 52.7 metric 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: specialized targeting sensor suite for beam cannon, mounted on left shoulder
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; beam cannon, mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; grenades, stored in optional grenade rack on left hip armor

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Near the end of the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces' mobile suit engineers make a last revision to the RX-77-2 Guncannon line. Following the success of the RX-77-3 Guncannon Heavy Custom, they produce the new RX-77-4 Guncannon II, this time replacing the old shell-lobbing 240mm cannons with a single, rapid-fire beam cannon on the right shoulder guided by a precision targeting sensor suite on the left shoulder. By removing the heavy old cannons and their ammo and replacing them with the lighter beam cannon and targeting sensors, the Guncannon II is lighter than previous incarnations and can make small, rocket-assisted jumps while fighting on the ground. Developed at the recaptured California Base in North America, at least eight Guncannon IIs are built, with some participating in the Federation's North American offensive.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Kurt Warg

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations); MS-X (Mobile Suit X); Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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