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RGM-79 GM

 

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Standard colors

(Mobile Suit Gundam)

Alternate illustration

(MSV)

Standard colors

(MS IGLOO)

     

White Dingo team colors

(Gundam Side Stories)

Core Fighter version (Gundam
Thunderbolt
ONA)

Core Fighter version (Gundam
Thunderbolt
manga)
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RGM-79 GM

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: 31 July UC 0079
First deployment: November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (regular units); pilot only, in standard cockpit with Core Block System using Core Fighter (upgraded units)
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 41.2 metric tons; max gross 58.8 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55500 kg total (2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 192 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters; 2 x sub arm, mounted on space backpack (upgraded units); space backpack (upgraded units)
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x shield, mounted on sub arms (upgraded units)
Optional hand armaments: BR-M-79C-1 beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 100mm machine gun, clip-fed; shield; bazooka, stored in bazooka rack behind right shoulder; HFW-GR·MR82-90mm machine gun, clip-fed, 20 rounds per clip, 2 spare clips stored in shield

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Earth Federation Forces are caught flat-footed when the Principality of Zeon deploys mobile suits at the start of the One Year War in UC 0079, thus changing the face of warfare forever. The EFF scrambles to catch up its own lagging mobile suit development and initiates Operation V, which leads to the creation of the RX-78-2 Gundam. Combat data from the Gundam's learning computer, combined with the pre-production RGM-79(E) GM Early Type, contribute to the development of the mass production RGM-79 GM. To mass produce the Gundam, several compromises are made, such as removing the Core Block System, removing a beam saber and replacing the powerful beam rifle with a simpler beam spray gun or machine gun. As the EFF ramps up its production lines, the standard GM makes its wide scale debut following the Battle of Odessa in November. Multiple variants of the GM are deployed as the EFF pushes the Zeon off Earth. In space, GMs are used in large numbers during Operation Cembalo and Operation Star One. In this late stage of the war, some GM units deployed to Side 4's Thunderbolt Sector and A Baoa Qu have been upgraded with the Core Block System. These upgraded units also feature a new, larger backpack with sub arms that can mount two shields. After the war, the EFF continues to produce GM variants and upgrades, and its successors in the RGM series see wide use as late as UC 0153.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shin, Master Pierce Rayer, Leung Lee-Fai, Maximilian Berger, Jack Bayard, Adam Stingray, Yu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis, Conrad Morris, Ailos Bade, Erik Blanke, Yuji Arcana, Jean Dibebie, Incheon, Cristian Kirk, Brandon Lowe, Io Fleming, Dave, Bianca Carlyle
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: MS Generation; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole du Ciel; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Dynasty Warriors Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Gundam Crisis; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 1/2 UC 0087: Another Story; Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait of a Young Comet; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe
Accel
; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy; Mobile Suit Gundam: Hunter of Black Clothes; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: Legend of the Universal Century Heroes; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze; Gundam Legacy; Mobile Suit Gundam Katana: Bond of the Battlefield UC 0084
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)

 

Lineart

 

BR-M-79C-1 beam spray gun (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

Beam spray gun (Gundam Thunderbolt ONA version)
Cockpit (Gundam Thunderbolt ONA version)

Core Block System (Gundam Thunderbolt ONA version)
Foot thrusters (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
Hand (Gundam Thunderbolt ONA version)
Head (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
HFW-GR-MR82-90mm machine gun (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
100mm machine gun (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
Shield (Gundam Thunderbolt ONA version)

 

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