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RGM-96X Jesta Cannon (OVA version)

 

rgm-96x-cannon

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-96X
Code name:
Jesta Cannon
Unit type:
prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Londo Bell
First deployment: UC 0096
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.3 meters
Weight: empty 39.7 metric tons; max gross 75.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite; Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2710 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 89030 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14200 meters; additional external armor
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack on left forearm, hand-carried in use; 12 x hand grenade, mounted on hip armor and lower leg armor; beam cannon, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; quadruple multi-launcher, mounted on backpack over left shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: vulcan pod system, mounted on head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle w/grenade launcher, powered by rechargeable energy cap, spare magazines stored in right forearm

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RGM-96X Jesta Cannon is a heavy weapons equipment variation of the standard Jesta. As part of the Jesta's evaluation testing, five Cannon part sets are sent to the Ra Cailum. The Jesta Cannon's body is covered with additional armor and weapons that can be quickly detached through explosive bolts. The Jesta Cannon features enhanced fire control capabilities over the standard model. Its armaments include a high output beam cannon mounted over the right shoulder that is directly connected to the reactor to avoid drops in energy supply, allowing for a regular rate of fire. The quadruple multi-launcher mounted on the extra armor over the left shoulder serves as an anti-mobile suit weapon. The hand grenades mounted on the legs are effective when used both in groups or individually. The customized beam rifle has an enlarged frame and an alignment device above the barrel that increases accuracy. A grenade launcher is attached below the barrel. Spare rifle magazines can be stored in the right forearm mount that normally holds a beam saber. The shield can be mounted to the Jesta Cannon's backpack by connecting to a special arm unit.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Watts Stepney

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Note: Based on the RGM-96X Jesta Cannon from the Gundam Unicorn novel.

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle w/grenade launcher

Beam saber storage

Cockpit hatch

 

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