Model number: MS-17
Code name: Galbaldy α
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Pezun Asteroid Base
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon, Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 41.7 tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle
The MS-17 Galbaldy α was a part of Zeon’s Pezun Project at the Pezun asteroid base at the end of the One Year War. It was originally built as a successor to the YMS-15 Gyan but was later fitted with equipment from the MS-14A Gelgoog. This was to be Zeon’s ultimate mobile suit, but it was just another case of too little, too late. The Galbaldy’s armament consisted of one beam rifle and a beam saber. It was also given a smaller version of the Gelgoog’s shield. Due to its late entry into the war it presumably never saw combat. However, some units might have seen combat during the Earth Federation Forces’ retaking of the Pezun asteroid. At the end of the One Year War the EFF captured the plans of this fearful suit and later refined and upgraded it into their own RMS-117 Galbaldy β, which saw combat before and during the Gryps War. Additionally, the Zeon remnants who escaped to Axis after the war modified multiple Galbaldy units into the MS-17R Galbaldy α High Mobility Type.
Pilot(s): Packdelia, Ricardo
First appearance: MS-X
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MS-X version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)
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