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RTX-65 Guntank Early Type

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RTX-65
Code name: Guntank Early Type
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Republic of Munzo
Rollout: UC 0065
First deployment: UC 0065
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso; secondary cockpit mounted in head
Dimensions: overall height 13.1 meters; overall width 12.1 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 4-barrel autocannon, mounted on forearms; 2 x large-caliber cannon, mounted on shoulders; 3-barrel machine gun, mounted on lower main body; 6 x smoke discharger, mounted on main body
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RTX-65 Guntank Early Type was a main battle tank (MBT) rolled out in UC 0065 by the Earth Federation Forces. The Guntank's design was more advanced than a traditional tank. It was deployed to colonies for peacekeeping operations. The Guntank's main weapon was two large-caliber cannons mounted on the shoulders. It was also equipped with a pair of 4-barrel autocannons on its arms that could be used for both anti-ground and anti-air combat. It was also armed with a 3-barrel machine gun and smoke dischargers. In UC 0068, young Casval Rem Deikun seized control of a Guntank during an attempt to smuggle him out of Side 3, and he briefly used the captured tank to destroy another Guntank unit. By UC 0078, the EFF was deploying the RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type with the intention of making it the new MBT. However, the Guncannon performed poorly against Zeon's MS-05 Zaku I during the Battle of Mare Smythii.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Casval Rem Deikun

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)

Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

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