RGC-80 GM Cannon (Thunderbolt anime)


Model number: RGC-80
Code name: GM Cannon
Unit type: mass production artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit with Core Block System using Core Fighter
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; space backpack
Fixed armaments: 240mm cannon, mounted on main body over right shoulder; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Following the testing of the RGC-80 Prototype GM Cannon, the Earth Federation Forces quickly followed up with the final RGC-80 GM Cannon, correcting the problems encountered in the test model. Put into production in late UC 0079, the production model GM Cannon mounted only one rocket launching 240mm cannon, complemented by heavier armor on the legs to offset the recoil. Being a derivative of the standard RGM-79 GM, the GM Cannon could also carry the same hand weapons and shields as its close combat sibling. The units used by the Moore Brotherhood in Side 4’s Thunderbolt Sector differed from the standard model in that they utilized the Core Block System and had their joints sealed to protect from space debris.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Based on the RGC-80 GM Cannon from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga


Gundam Thunderbolt Info

Kou Matsuo

Kou Matsuo
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Seiichi Nakatani
Morifumi Naka
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Character Designer(s):
Hirotoshi Takaya
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Musical Composer:
Naruyoshi Kikuchi

8 episodes; 2 compilation movies

Internet Release:
Japan 12.25.2015 – 04.22.2016 (S1); 03.24.2017 – 07.14.2017 (S2)

Video Release (Movies):
Japan 07.29.2016 – 11.18.2017
U.S. 07.11.2017 – 02.05.2019


Comments are closed.