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RGM-79K9 GM Sniper K9

 

rgm-79k9

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79K9
Code name: GM Sniper K9
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit

Inspiration: RGM-79SP GM Sniper II (Gundam 0080)
Builder(s): Mario Renato; Julio Renato
Dimensions: overall height 18.0 meters
Weight: max gross 80.2 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: EXAM System; DP-K9 K9 dog pack
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam gun, stored in hip-mounted holsters, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use; heat knife, stored in right shoulder, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: 75mm sniper rifle; beam sniper rifle; bullpup machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RGM-79K9 GM Sniper K9 was a custom Gunpla built by the Renato brothers of Argentina. It was based on the RGM-79SP GM Sniper II from the 1989 anime OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. The Gunpla was modified to incorporate the high performance EXAM System from the video game and manga series The Blue Destiny. It also utilized the detachable DP-K9 K9 dog pack, a support unit that could mount the Gunpla’s beam sniper rifle. The dog pack also carried a small APC with 1/144 scale soldiers that could be used for covert operations, such as planting explosives on an enemy Gunpla. The K9 was also armed with a standard sniper rifle, a machine gun, a heat knife and pairs of beam guns and beam sabers. During the 7th Gunpla Battle World Championship, the Renato brothers used the K9 to defeat Thailand representative Luang Dallara’s ZM-D11GRB Abigorbine. However, in their next battle, they lost to Meijin Kawaguchi’s PPMS-18E Kämpfer Amazing.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Julio Renato
Appearances: Gundam Build Fighters

 

Lineart

 

75mm sniper rifle

Beam gun

Beam sniper rifle

DP-K9 K9 dog pack

Heat knife

K9 APC

 

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