RB-79 B Gundam

General and Technical Data

Model number: RB-79
Code name: B Gundam (unofficial designation)
Unit type: custom mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: 24 December UC 0079
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: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 120mm recoilless cannon, mounted on body

Technical and Historical Notes

The result of an unauthorized modification, the B Gundam was in fact little more than a standard RB-79 Ball mounting a large faceplate inspired by Amuro Ray’s RX-78-2 Gundam. The modification was performed on a whim by its pilot, the young and enthusiastic Umon Samon. However, Umon gave absolutely no thought to anything but aesthetics; the faceplate was nothing more than dead weight and interfered with the view through the Ball’s main window, resulting in a machine with even poorer performance than the already infamous “flying coffin.” Despite these handicaps, Umon managed to shoot down six MS-09R Rick Doms during the Battle of Solomon, which marked the beginning of his six decade-long career as a mobile suit pilot.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Umon Samon
Original mechanical designer:
 Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1



Skull Heart Info

Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer:
Yuichi Hasegawa

1 volume

Manga Release:
Japan 09.26.2002 – 08.26.2004


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