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RB-79[M] Ball Marine Type (anime version)

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RB-79[M]
Code name: Ball Marine Type
Unit type: underwater use mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; communications cable, connected to top of unit; 2 x searchlight, mounted on front of pod
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack on back, hand-carried in use; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; many x small missile, mounted on shoulder and waist armor
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x missile pod, mounted above pod

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RB-79[M] Ball Marine Type was a variant of the Earth Federation Forces’ space use RB-79 Ball mobile pod. The RB-79[M] was extensively modified for underwater use, leaving only the core Ball unit surrounded by a new propulsion system and manipulator arms. The Ball also featured a communication cable connected to the top of the unit. The cannon mounted on top of the Ball was replaced with missile pods. In August UC 0080, several RB-79[M] units patrolling near Antarctica came under attack from Zeon remnants and were all destroyed. The EFF also produced another underwater variant, the RB-79N Fisheye.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Carolina Kulikova
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)

Note: Based on the RB-79[M] Ball Marine Type from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga.

 

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