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RGM-86R GM III

 

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Standard colors (Gundam ZZ)

Standard colors (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

Desert colors (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

Standard colors (Gundam Unicorn novel)

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RGM-86R GM III

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-86R
Code name: GM III
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Karaba
First deployment: 1 May UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.6 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 38.6 metric tons; max gross 56.2 metric tons; mass ratio 1.29
Armor materials: titanium alloy; Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1560 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 81200 kg total (4 x 20300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 8
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10900 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.4 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x quadruple medium missile pod, 3 round magazine per tube, mounts on shoulder; 15-tube small missile pod, mounts on shoulder; twin large missile launcher, mounts on hip armor; shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.8 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap; beam javelin

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Another entry in a long line of mobile suits descended from the Earth Federation Forces' first mass production mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM, the RGM-86R GM III is introduced during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. Unlike the RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II, which is only a minor improvement over the original GM, the GM III is a major improvement, incorporating a more powerful reactor, better sensors and armor, and a 37 percent increase in thruster speed (thanks to a backpack design based on the one used on the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II). The GM III can also be fitted with a variety of missile launchers, giving the mobile suit a much more flexible mission role as either a close-combat or fire support unit. The GM III design proves to be a major success, and the model remains one of the Federation Forces' mainstay mobile suits for several years, seeing action in UC 0093's Second Neo Zeon War and UC 0096's Laplace Incident.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Bosch
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ; Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Return of Zeon; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (novel); Char's Return; Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Side Story: Mirage of Zeon; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Advance of Zeta: The Traitor of Destiny - Mace of Judgment; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. 0096: Rising Sun
Original mechanical designer(s): Yoshinori Sayama, Hajime Katoki (Gundam ZZ version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn version)

 

Lineart

 

Beam javelin (Gundam Unicorn)
Large missile launcher

Small missile pod

 

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