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G-M1F Bandit

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): G-M1F (Moonrace); XM-7054 (original)
Code name: Bandit
Unit type: attack mobile suit
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: Moonrace
First deployment: unknown; discovered in CC 2345
Accommodation: pilot only, in cockpit in pelvis
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Optional equipment: flight booster/missile launcher, mounted on back
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in right arm, hand-carried in use; 3-tube missile launcher, mounted in chest; 2 x squeeze arm
Optional fixed armaments: flight booster/missile launcher, mounted on back
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

As the conflict between the people of Earth and the Moonrace continued, the political situation on the Moon changed. An alliance between Agrippa Maintainer and Gym Ghingnham sought to usurp power from Queen Dianna Soriel. During this time, Gym began research on the Dark History, and his excavations on the Moon yielded several mobile suits: the Concept-X 6-1-2 Turn X for his personal use, and several G-M1F Bandit units for his oddly-dressed young pilot Merrybell Gadget. The Bandit’s only fixed armaments were a beam saber and a 3-tube missile launcher. However, the Bandit could also be equipped with optional missile launchers on the back. An unusual feature of the Bandit was that only one unit requires a pilot, while the others were remotely operated through other means. When Gym’s forces moved to Earth they brought along the Bandits, but due to the air pressure they were given a flight booster with a missile launcher on it. The missiles mounted on the back were of a large variety: wire-guided, wire missiles, standard missiles and even missiles that broke into other missiles.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Merrybell Gadget
First appearance: ∀ Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Syd Mead (principal design), Atsushi Shigeta (cleanup)

Lineart
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Claw wirebit
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Micro-missile pod
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Director:
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Ichiro Okouchi
Ai Ota
Miya Asakawa
Katsuhiko Chiba
Tetsuko Takahashi
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Jiro Takayama
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Syd Mead
Mahiro Maeda
Kunio Okawara
Takumi Sakura
Atsushi Shigeta

Character Designer:
Akira Yasuda

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Airdates:
Japan 04.02.1999 – 04.14.2000

Theatrical Release:
Japan 02.09.2002 – 02.10.2002

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