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RMS-117 Galbaldy-β

 

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RMS-117 Galbaldy-B

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RMS-117
Code name: Galbaldy-β
Unit type: limited custom mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Titans; Neo Zeon
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.0 meters
Weight: empty 36.3 metric tons; max gross 56.9 metric tons; mass ratio 1.35
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,507 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 63,200 kg total (4 x 15,800 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 9,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack in shoulder, hand-carried in use; 2 x signal flare launcher, 5 rounds per launcher, mounted in head
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on either forearm, mounts 2 x missile
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Following the defeat of the Principality of Zeon in the One Year War, many mobile suit design plans were seized by the Earth Federation Forces, with some of them refined and put into production for themselves. One of these designs was the MS-17 Galbaldy α, which the EFF revised and produced as the RMS-117 Galbaldy-β. The Galbaldy-β was built for efficiency, with trimmed down armor as well as improved mobility. Although intended to operate as a localized combat unit, the Galbaldy-β was actually equal to the all-purpose RMS-106 Hi-Zack in terms of performance. However, the fact that the Galbaldy-β was fitted with weaker, older style titanium alloy armor made it far less durable in combat. Most of the Galbaldy-βs built were stationed at Luna II or on EFF ships operating out of Luna II. Prior to the start of the Gryps Conflict, the Titans created a booster-equipped variant, the Galbaldy-β High Mobility Unit.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Lila Milla Rira, Jerid Messa, Eddy
Appearances: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole du Ciel; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Moon Gundam; Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Define
Original mechanical designer: Mamoru Nagano

 

Lineart

 

Beam rifle
Shield

 

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