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RB-79N Fisheye

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RB-79N
Code name: Fisheye
Unit type: underwater combat mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: overall height 14.1 meters (excluding tail rudder)
Weight: empty 28.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown

Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 425 kW
Propulsion: propeller, maximum speed 29 knots
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; searchlight, mounted under body
Fixed armaments: twin long spear, mounted on body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RB-79N Fisheye was an underwater use variant of the Earth Federation Forces' RB-79 Ball mobile pod. As a space-use unit, the Ball was selected by the EFF for underwater conversion due to its airtightness. The Fisheye was extensively modified for underwater operation and replaced its space-use thrusters with a large propeller and four stabilizers. The Fisheye featured a large searchlight underneath its cockpit and mounted enlarged manipulators (compared to the standard Ball) that could be used for melee combat. For its main armament, the 180mm cannon mounted on the top of the unit was replaced with a twin long spear. Due to its short cruising range, the Fisheye was deployed from vessels like submarines or aircraft carriers. The EFF continued to use the Fisheye after the One Year War, with some units deployed in combat as late as UC 0083.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion

 

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