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MS-17R Galbaldy α High Mobility Type

 

ms-17r

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MS-17R
Code name: Galbaldy α High Mobility Type
Unit type: high mobility mobile suit
Manufacturer: Axis (based on a design by the Principality of Zeon)
Operator: Axis
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 53.5 metric tons; max gross 81.1 metric tons
Armor materials: super hard steel alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, storage location/recharge rack unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: shield, mounts 56 x missile launcher and 12 x hide bomb/space mine; beam machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The MS-17R Galbaldy α High Mobility Type was a variation of the MS-17 Galbaldy α, a mobile suit produced by the Principality of Zeon late in the One Year War. Multiple Galbaldy α units were transferred to Axis and underwent modification into the MS-17R. To improve mobility, the legs and backpack were replaced with the versions used by the MS-14BR Gelgoog R. The MS-17R's armaments were sourced entirely from other mobile suits, including the beam saber and shield of the YMS-15 Gyan and the beam machine gun of the MS-14JG Gelgoog Jäger. In September UC 0084, one MS-17R was part of a Zeon team from Axis that returned to the Earth Sphere and engaged in combat with the Titans on the surface of the Moon.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Anaheim Laboratory Log
Original mechanical designer: Masato Natsumoto

 

Lineart

 

Beam machine gun

Hide bomb

 

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