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RGM-96X Jesta (OVA version)

 

rgm-96x

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-96X
Code name:
Jesta
Unit type:
prototype general purpose escort 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 24.8 metric tons; max gross 57.2 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
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack on left forearm, hand-carried in use; 6 x hand grenade, mounted on hip armor
Optional fixed armaments: vulcan pod system, mounted on head; shield, features 2 x twin missile launcher, mounts on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RGM-96X Jesta is a high performance mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics as part of the Earth Federation Forces' UC Project. Based on the RGM-89 Jegan series, the Jesta is designed to serve as an escort unit for the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. The Unicorn Gundam's operating time in Destroy mode is limited to several minutes, so the Jesta's role is to confront regular enemies while the Unicorn Gundam engages Newtype machines. The Jesta features a new backpack design with improved thrust to keep up with the Unicorn Gundam. The Jesta's main armament is a beam rifle with a longer barrel and acceleration devices that can switch between regular firing mode and beam machine gun mode. Other weapons include a vulcan pod system, beam saber, hand grenades and a shield with integrated missile launcher. In UC 0096, 12 Jesta units are assigned to the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum for evaluation tests. Only three units see active use and are assigned to pilots known as the Black Tri-Stars, who were originally intended to serve as test pilots of the Unicorn Gundam.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Watts Stepney, Daryl McGuinness, Nigel Garrett

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Gundam Versus

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

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

 

Lineart

 

Beam saber storage

Cockpit hatch

Shield

 

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