Model number: RCX-76-02
Code name: Guncannon First Type
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0078
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.5 meters; overall width 8.1 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: low-recoil cannon, mounted on left shoulder; Gatling gun, mounted on right shoulder; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional fixed armaments: missile launcher, replaces low-recoil cannon
Optional hand armaments: rifle; shield, mounted on left forearm
The RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type was developed by Anaheim Electronics as the successor to the RTX-65 Guntank Early Type. Despite its humanoid shape, the Guncannon was given the same main battle tank (MBT) classification as the Guntank. The Guncannon’s humanoid design mirrored similar developments within Zeon. The Guncannon was intended to be more versatile than the Guntank, and its three-fingered manipulators could be changed with different armaments depending on the mission. The RCX-76-02’s design was based on data from two evaluation units, the RCX-76-01A and RCX-76-01B. The units used by the Iron Cavalry Squadron were equipped with a low-recoil cannon, two vulcan guns, a Gatling gun and rifle. In UC 0078, the Iron Cavalry Squadron engaged Zeon in history’s first mobile suit battle at Mare Smythii on the lunar surface. The Guncannon First Type had a disastrous showing against Zeon’s MS-05 Zaku I. As a result, developer Tem Ray pushed the EFF to allow him to develop the RX-78-2 Gundam.
Gundam: The Origin Info
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)
6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)
Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019
Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019
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