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RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8

 

rx-79gez-8

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-79[G]Ez-8
Code name: Gundam Ez8
Unit type: ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 51.5 metric tons; max gross 71.7 metric tons
Armor materials: lunar titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 53000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.74 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5900 meters; optional parachute pack, can be mounted on backpack rack
Fixed armaments: 2 x 35mm machine gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 12.7mm vulcan gun, mounted in chest; 2 x X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber, stored in recharge racks in legs, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun, clip-fed, 2 spare clips stored on hip armor; P.B.R-0079/A12 S-0000204 beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As the Earth Federation Forces concentrate their manufacturing efforts on the production of their new mass-produced RGM-79 GM units during the latter months of the One Year War, those mobile suits already fielded have to make do with what few materials are available. Since the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Types are themselves built using spare parts, there are no more spare parts left to effect repairs to heavily damaged units, and field engineers have to literally rebuild mobile suits with whatever they can find. When Shiro Amada's RX-79[G] is trashed in an attempt to stop Zeon's prototype Apsaras II mobile armor in November UC 0079, the Kojima Battalion's engineers and mechanics rebuild his mobile suit with many improvised modifications.

The RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8 (short for "extra zero-eight") retains the same beam sabers in the legs, as well as the standard RX-79[G] hand armaments. However, its other fixed weapons are changed out, with a pair of 35mm machine guns mounted in the head and a turret-mounted 12.7mm anti-personnel machine gun in the chest. The Ez8's armor plating and placement is improved overall, and the traditional Gundam "V-fin" on the head is replaced with a sturdier communications antenna. The Ez8 retains the backpack equipment rack from the standard RX-79[G], allowing it to keep its ability to mount parachute packs or other field equipment options. In December, the Ez8 is heavily damaged during an attack on a secret Zeon base housing the development of the advanced Apsaras III mobile armor.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shiro Amada, Aina Sahalin
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; 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; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

Lineart

 

P.B.R-0079/A12 S-0000204 beam rifle
X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber
NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun
Parachute pack
RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A shield
Storage container

 

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