Model number: RCX-76-01B
Code name: Guncannon Firepower Test Type
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0078
First deployment: UC 0078
Accommodation: 1 pilot in standard cockpit in torso; 1 gunner in standard cockpit in head
Dimensions: head height 17.0 meters; overall width 8.1 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x large-caliber cannon, mounted on shoulders; quadruple autocannon, mounted on right forearm; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: none
The RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type was a prototype mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics for the Earth Federation Forces. The RCX-76-01B was created to evaluate long-distance firepower options. In addition to the standard chest-mounted cockpit for the pilot, the RCX-76-01B featured a head cockpit for a gunner. The RCX-76-01B’s armaments included two large-caliber cannons, 60mm vulcan guns, a shield and a quadruple autocannon that replaced the right hand. Initial tests found that the large-caliber cannons had low accuracy and produced more recoil than the suit could withstand, so they were omitted from future designs. Anaheim also tested mobility in a sister unit, the RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type. Data collected from the evaluation units at Anaheim’s Von Braun factory on the Moon was incorporated into the development of the RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
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