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RGM-79BD-0 Blue Destiny Unit 0

 

rgm-79bd-0

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79BD-0
Code name: Blue Destiny Unit 0
Unit type: prototype EXAM mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 54.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; EXAM System; cooling system, mounted on torso, arms and legs; data collection device
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon's Flanagan Institute conducted research on Newtypes, particularly to find ways to use them in combat. One of the institute's researchers, Professor Chlust Moses, feared that Newtypes would eventually dominate Oldtypes, so he created the EXAM System, which offered Newtype-level performance by containing the soul of Newtype test subject Marion Welch. Eventually, Moses defected from Zeon and gave his EXAM research to the Earth Federation Forces, where he continued development with the test unit RGM-79BD-0 Blue Destiny Unit 0. Using an RGM-79(G) GM Ground Type as its base, Unit 0 featured improved output and added a new cooling system and data collection device. As a test unit, Unit 0 was only armed with head-mounted vulcan guns. When Unit 0's test results proved unsatisfactory, so the RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type was used as the basis for the RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1. Because the EXAM system's components were housed in the head, Unit 0's head was transferred to Unit 1.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Claire Kilmer

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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