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RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type

 

rgm-79d

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79D
Code name:
GM Cold Districts Type
Unit type:
mass production cold climate combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 44.7 metric tons; max gross 58.7 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 60000 kg total (4 x 15000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 5
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 116 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5790 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 90mm machine gun w/grenade launcher

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

While the RGM-79 GM proved itself to be a highly capable MS, the introduction of Zeon's MS-09 Dom on Earth saw the need for a more maneuverable and better-performing mobile suit to counter the agile and well-armed Dom. A variant of the GM, the RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type has increased thruster power and maneuverability, and some are modified for harsh climate conditions, most notably cold weather combat. The RGM-79D can be equipped with a variety of weaponry, including two types of 90mm machine gun, grenades, head-mounted vulcan guns, and beam sabers. The RGM-79D is introduced late in the war, with at least three units assigned to Yu Kajima's MS combat testing squad. Yu Kajima's unit quickly proves the value of the new model GM in combat, destroying several Zeon mobile suits in defense of a Federation Forces base, including several MSM-03C Hy-Goggs and three Doms. Other units are deployed to guard important Federation Forces bases, such as the Arctic base where research and development of the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Alex is carried out.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Yu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam: Advanced Operation; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Troublemakers
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

Lineart

 

90mm machine gun w/grenade launcher

 

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