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G-Armor

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: G-Armor
Unit type: support fighter for RX-78-2 Gundam
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: 11 November UC 0079
Accommodation: 1 pilot in standard canopy-style cockpit in A-Parts, 1 pilot in RX-78-2 Gundam
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: max gross 120.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x jet/rocket thruster: maximum speed rated at Mach 3.5
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted on forward section of A-Parts; 2 x RX·M-Sh-008/S-01025 shield, mounted on either side of A-Parts; 2 x missile, mounted in nose of A-Parts; 4 x missile, mounted on B-Parts

Technical and Historical Notes

The G-Armor was a combined form of the RX-78-2 Gundam and the G-Fighter support unit. In this configuration, the Gundam was contained within the A- and B-Parts, with only a portion of its pelvis exposed. The G-Armor’s weight and slow movement made it inadequate for fighting fast-moving ground targets. To provide the Gundam with additional protection, the White Base‘s engineers added an extra shield, thus covering both of the mobile suit’s arms. The G-Armor could also function independently as a fighter or as a sub-flight unit for the Gundam, similar to the Principality of Zeon’s YS-11 Dodai YS. Although initially used exclusively by the RX-78-2, the EFF produced more G-Fighters for use with other mobile suits.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Sayla Mass, Sleggar Law
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam and MSV versions)

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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