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RB-79C Ball Type C

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RB-79C
Code name: Ball Type C
Unit type: combat support mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: overall height 12.8 meters
Weight: empty 17.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Fixed armaments: 180mm low recoil cannon, mounted on body

Technical and Historical Notes

During the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces were at a disadvantage due to their late start in mobile suit development. As a stopgap measure, they refitted the SP-W03 Space Pod into the combat model RB-79 Ball. In addition to the standard model and the the RB-79K type, the EFF also produced the RB-79C Ball Type C. It featured an extra set of manipulator arms to handle larger objects. After the One Year War, most of the Balls were disassembled, but some were kept in service defending military bases. During Operation Stardust in late UC 0083, many C Types were used to guard the Solar System II and its fleet of ships.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer:
Hajime Katoki

Lineart

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Gundam 0083 Info


Director(s):
Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Junya Ishigaki
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

Format:
13 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992

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