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RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type

 

rcx-76-01a

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RCX-76-01A
Code name: Guncannon Mobility Test Type
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0078
First deployment: UC 0078
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.0 meters; overall width 8.1 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x Gatling gun, mounted on shoulders; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type was a prototype mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics for the Earth Federation Forces. The RCX-76-01A was created to conduct drive system tests and evaluate mobility performance. Its shoulder cannon was replaced by Gatling guns, and its head featured a V-fin that was later used in other mobile suits. In addition to the Gatling guns, the RCX-76-01A was armed with 60mm vulcan guns, a machine gun and a shield. Anaheim also tested firepower options in a sister unit, the RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type. Data collected from the evaluation units at Anaheim’s Von Braun factory on the Moon was incorporated into the development of the RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery)

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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