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RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type

 

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Standard colors

(Gundam 0080)

White Dingo team colors

(Gundam Side Stories)

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RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-77D
Code name: Guncannon Mass Production Type
Unit type: mass production mid-range fire support mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 51.0 metric tons; max gross 70.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,410 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 93,500 kg total (3 x 26,500 kg, 2 x 7,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 5
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 2.1 seconds; maximum ground running speed 78 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 7,300 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x 200mm cannon, mounted in backpack over shoulders
Optional hand armaments: 90mm bullpup machine gun; 10mm machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Deciding to produce and deploy medium-range fire support mobile suits to complement its close-combat RGM-79 GM units, the Earth Federation Forces took the plans and combat data from the RX-77-2 Guncannon prototype developed under Operation V and refined the design for mass production. The new RX-77D Guncannon Mass Production Type first came off the assembly lines in the last weeks of UC 0079. To cut costs, the costly and complicated Core Block System was removed, and the original Guncannon's expensive Luna Titanium armor was replaced with more affordable titanium ceramic composite armor. However, its performance was greatly increased with the addition of more verniers and more powerful rocket thrusters. Since the Guncannon had such heavy armor, it had no need for a shield and could carry two machine guns. Due to its late entrance into the One Year War, the Guncannon Mass Production Type saw a somewhat limited production run, with two units assigned to the Scarlet team stationed aboard the assault carrier Gray Phantom and at least one unit assigned to the White Dingo team in Australia.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Lydo Wolf, Vince, Master Pierce Rayer, Leung Fee-Fai, Maximilian Berger, Jean Dibebie, Doug Keithson
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket; Outer Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy; Gundam Legacy
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

Lineart

 

90mm bullpup machine gun
100mm machine gun

 

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