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RGM-79 Powered GM

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79
Code name: Powered GM
Unit type: test use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 46.6 metric tons; max gross 64.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,650 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 71,480 kg total (2 x 32,000 kg, 4 x 1,870 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: 90mm bullpup machine gun, clip-fed, 20 rounds per clip, 2 spare clips stored in shield; 360mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber

Technical and Historical Notes

As the Earth Federation Forces rebuilt its military power in the years following the One Year War, it used existing units to serve as testbeds for developing technologies to be incorporated into new mobile suit designs. One such unit was the RGM-79 Powered GM, a heavily modified version of the RGM-79 GM built to test parts and systems for the Gundam Development Project. It mounted a heavy, powerful backpack that provided it with incredible thrust and acceleration, and was equipped with improved shock absorbers in the legs. The control systems for the backpack and other improvements were placed in external “boxes” on the Powered GM’s armor, making it appear more heavily armored than it actually was. One Powered GM undergoing testing at Australia’s Torrington Base in late UC 0083 was destroyed in pursuit of the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis.

Miscellaneous Information

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

Lineart
rgm-79g machine gun
90mm bullpup machine gun
rgm-79 cockpit 0083
Cockpit
rgm.-79c shield
Shield
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
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

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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