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RX-78-5[Bst] Gundam 5th Bst

 

rx-78-5bst

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-78-5[Bst]
Code name: Gundam 5th Bst
Unit type: prototype space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1480 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6190 meters; 2 x extermal fuel tank, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x hand beam gun, mounted on forearms; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: hyper bazooka; hyper beam rifle; giant Gatling

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As the focus of the One Year War shifts into space, the Earth Federation Forces begin designing a new Gundam for high mobility space combat, and the end result is the RX-78-5 Gundam 5th. The Gundam 5th is intended to serve as an anti-ship combat unit capable of high speed attacks. The Core Block System found on the RX-78-2 Gundam has been removed, and the suit has been equipped with a new backpack that features additional thrusters. Near the end of the war, the Gundam 5th is upgraded into the RX-78-5[Bst] Gundam 5th Bst, featuring additional thrusters and external fuel tanks. Pilot Ford Romfellow uses the upgraded Gundam 5th Bst during the last battle of the One Year War, engaging his venfeful rival Mallet Sanguine's MS-11 Act Zaku above the lunar city Granada.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Ford Romfellow

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

Lineart

 

Giant Gatling (Space Beyond the Blaze version)

Hyper beam rifle (M-MSV version)
Hyper beam rifle (Space Beyond the Blaze version)

 

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