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RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-75
Code name: Guntank Mass Production Type
Unit type: artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso; copilot/gunner in canopy-style cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 15.6 meters; head height 15.0 meters
Weight: empty 56.0 metric tons; max gross 80.0 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 878 kW
Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2; rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Optional Equipment: 2x crane arm with heavy lifting winch, replaces 120mm cannons, 1x dozer blade, attached to glacis plate
Fixed armaments: 2 x 120mm cannon, fire-linked, mounted on backpack over shoulders; 2 x 4-barrel machine gun, mounted on arms

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A few years before the outbreak of the One Year War, word of the Principality of Zeon's new "mobile suit" weapons reaches the ears of Earth Federation intelligence. Upon launching their "Project V" in UC 0075, the Federation Forces begin their own mobile suit development project, and their earliest effort is the RX-75-4 Guntank. Although it has a mobile suit body, head and arms, it doesn't have a mobile suit's walking legs, being mounted instead on a caterpillar-driven tank-like base. It also doesn't have manipulator hands, and in a sense, the Guntank is more of a traditional tank than it is a mobile suit. However, the Federation decides to put the unit into mass production. The RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type is very similar to the prototype version, although the most notable difference is the removal of the expensive and complicated Core Block System. Although the loss of the Core Fighter reduces the pilot's chances of bailing out alive, it does allow the body to be built to perform a "torso twist," thus making the Guntank's upper body able to turn to face different targets while its drive base continues travelling in one direction. The mounts for the shoulder cannons are also made "universal," capable of mounting different types of cannons, weapons or other equipment. Some of these Mass Production Types serve in the One Year War, particularly as part of the Kojima Battalion in Southeast Asia. Some are refitted for armored recovery and have their artillery cannons replaced by crane arms, and a dozer blade attached to the drive base.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081

 

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