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RTX-440 Assault Guntank

 

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Normal mode

Assault mode

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RTX-440 Assault Guntank

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RTX-440
Code name: Assault Guntank
Unit type: ground assault artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 13.7 meters (normal mode); 9.2 meters (assault mode); overall length 25.6 meters (normal mode); 32.9 meters (assault mode); overall width 10.9 meters
Weight: empty 51.0 metric tons; max gross 70.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 220mm cannon, mounted on main body; twin bob gun, mounted on left forearm, features flamethrower; quadruple bob gun, mounted on right forearm; twin MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System), mounted on main caterpillar treads; 56-tube rocket launcher, mounted on main caterpillar treads; 4 x heavy mine, mounted on main caterpillar treads

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RTX-440 Assault Guntank is a mobile suit based on the prototype RTX-44. However, its development is halted after technical officer Clyde Bettany steals its specs and defects to Zeon, placing his subordinate and lover Aline Nazon under suspicion. Compared to the original Guntank, the Assault Guntank can deploy its secondary caterpillar treads and have its torso squad for its “assault mode,” which allows it to move at higher speed. The Assault Guntank features more armaments than the standard Guntank, including its main 220mm cannon, bob guns, a flamethrower, heavy mines, twin MLRS and a rocket launcher. In November UC 0079, three Assault Guntanks are assigned to the 44th Independent Composite Brigade on the European front lines for Operation Odessa. Piloted by Nazon, Milos Karppi and Drogba Khuzwayo, their mission is to take out a Dabude class land battleship. The mission is accomplished at the cost of losing Karppi and Kuzwayo, but when a second Dabude appears, Nazon suspects that Bettany is aboard and conducts a suicide attack. At the time, she is unaware that Bettany’s defection is a ruse and that he operates as a double agent for the EFF.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Aline Nazon, Milos Karppi, Drogba Khuzwayo
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion

 

Lineart

 

MLRS
Rocket launcher

 

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