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RX-78-7 Gundam 7th

 

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M-MSV version

Battlefield Record UC 0081 version

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RX-78-7 Gundam 7th

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-78-7
Code name: Gundam 7th
Unit type: prototype space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0081
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.3 meters
Weight: empty 39.2 metric tons; max gross 78.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,670 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 70,800 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,130 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: see FA-78-3 Full Armor Gundam 7th, HFA-78-3 Heavy Armed FA Gundam
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; grenade launcher; hyper bazooka; shield

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As the focus of the One Year War shifted into space, the Earth Federation Forces began designing a new Gundam for space combat, and the end result was the RX-78-7 Gundam 7th. The Gundam 7th was designed to equip Full Armor parts, and as a result the body was covered with mounting latches. The powerplant was more powerful than that of the RX-78-2 Gundam, however, there were sub generators installed in the Full Armor parts to not allow a drop in usable time. The Gundam 7th's performance was in the class of the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" and was similarly equipped with magnetic coating and a prototype panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit. The One Year War ended with only the basic frame of the Gundam 7th completed. In UC 0081, the completed Gundam 7th was assigned to pilot Hugues Courand of the Phantom Sweep unit, which was tasked with hunting down a Zeon remnant group known as the Invisible Knights.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Hugues Courand

Appearances: M-MSV (Kunio Okawara Collection); Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (M-MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Battlefield Record UC 0081 version)

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle (M-MSV version)
Shield (M-MSV version)

 

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