Model number: RAG-79
Code name: Aqua GM
Unit type: amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 49.5 metric tons; max gross 64.3 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,280 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 89,500 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4,300 meters
Fixed armaments: 8 x micro missile, mounted on shoulders; 2 x torpedo pod, mounted on back; 2 x hand anchor; 4 x beam pick, stored on hip armor
Optional hand armaments: 10-tube missile launcher; harpoon gun
The RAG-79 Aqua GM was an aquatic mobile suit developed by the Earth Federation Forces during the One Year War to challenge the Principality of Zeon’s supremacy on the seas. Due to a rushed development process, the standard RGM-79 GM served as the base frame for the Aqua GM. This resulted in several issues, including pressure resistance and airtightness, which all contributed to the Aqua GM’s low performance. The Aqua GM was armed with two back-mounted torpedo pods and could carry eight micro missiles on its shoulders. It was also equipped with a pair of hand anchors and four beam picks. The Aqua GM could carry a 10-tube missile launcher and harpoon gun as optional armaments. A similar unit, the RGM-79[M] GM Marine Type, saw combat in Antarctica in UC 0080. The Aqua GM remained in service as late as UC 0096, but by then it was massively outmatched by Neo Zeon’s latest mobile suit designs.
First appearance: M-MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (M-MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Harmony of Gundam and Gundam Unicorn versions)
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