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RGM-79 GM

 

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Standard colors

(Mobile Suit Gundam)

Alternate illustration

(MSV)

Standard colors

(MS IGLOO)

     
 

White Dingo

team colors

(Gundam Side Stories)

Desert colors

(Battlefield Record

UC 0081)

 
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RGM-79 GM

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: 31 July UC 0079
First deployment: November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 41.2 metric tons; max gross 58.8 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55,500 kg total (2 x 24,000 kg, 4 x 1,870 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 192 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounts on left arm
Optional hand armaments: BR-M-79C-1 beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 100mm machine gun, clip-fed; bazooka, stored in bazooka rack behind right shoulder; HFW-GR·MR82-90mm machine gun, clip-fed, 20 rounds per clip, 2 spare clips stored in shield

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Earth Federation Forces were caught flat-footed when the Principality of Zeon deployed mobile suits at the start of the One Year War in UC 0079, thus changing the face of warfare forever. The EFF scrambled to catch up its own lagging mobile suit development and initiated Operation V, which led to the creation of the RX-78-2 Gundam. Combat data from the Gundam's learning computer, combined with the pre-production RGM-79(E) GM Early Type, contributed to the development of the mass production RGM-79 GM. To mass produce the Gundam, several compromises were made, such as removing the Core Block System, removing a beam saber and replacing the powerful beam rifle with a simpler beam spray gun or machine gun. As the EFF ramped up its production lines, the standard GM made its wide scale debut following the Battle of Odessa in November. Multiple variants of the GM were deployed as the EFF pushed the Zeon off Earth. In space, GMs were used in large numbers during Operation Cembalo and Operation Star One. After the war, the EFF continued to produce GM variants and upgrades, and its successors in the RGM series saw wide use as late as UC 0223.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shin, Master Pierce Rayer, Leung Lee-Fai, Maximilian Berger, Jack Bayard, Adam Stingray, Yuu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis, Conrad Morris, Ailos Bade, Erik Blanke, Yuji Arcana, Jean Dibebie, Incheon, Cristian Kirk, Brandon Lowe, Dave, Shelly Page (aka Olga Timoshenko)
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: MS Generation; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 603; Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole du Ciel; Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield; Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Dynasty Warriors Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Gundam Crisis; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 1/2 UC 0087: Another Story; Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait of a Young Comet; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe
Accel
; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy; Mobile Suit Gundam: Hunter of Black Clothes; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: Legend of the Universal Century Heroes; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze; Gundam Legacy; Mobile Suit Gundam Katana: Bond of the Battlefield UC 0084; Mobile Suit Gundam Ground Zero -Rise from the Ashes-; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link; Mobile Suit Gundam: Far East Japan; MS Battlefield Record Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Side Story; Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. -The Woven Web of a Bloodline-; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Troublemakers; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV Battle Chronicle Johnny Ridden
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

BR-M-79C-1 beam spray gun
Foot thrusters
Head
HFW-GR-MR82-90mm machine gun
100mm machine gun

 

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