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RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (North American Type)

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-78-01[N]
Code name: Gundam Local Type (North American Type)
Unit type: prototype ground 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 18.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: cannon, mounted on backpack behind left shoulder; beam saber, stored in recharge rack on backpack behind right shoulder, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack on left forearm or shield, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: machine gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (North American Type) was a ground combat mobile suit developed from surplus parts from the Earth Federation Forces’ secret RX Plan. The RX-78-01[N] was constructed for endurance tests on Earth. The North American Type featured a twin eye camera system, and a visor was equipped to protect against dust and flashes of light. Its armaments included a machine gun, shoulder cannon, a shield and three beam sabers. In UC 0079, Zeon forces in a North American desert region encountered a black Gundam-type mobile suit that defeated them single-handedly. After the war, former Zeon soldier Vasily Bosch analyzed the battle data and concluded that the mysterious black suit was an RX-78-01[N], although the EFF maintained no official records on the suit’s existence.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Gundam: The Origin MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery); Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD Cucuruz Doan's Island; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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