RGM-79 GM (Thunderbolt anime)


Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose 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; 2 x sub-arm, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x shield, mounted on sub-arms; twin beam rifle, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun

The Earth Federation Forces were caught flat-footed when the Principality of Zeon deployed mobile suits at the start of the One Year War in UC 0079, thus changing the face of warfare forever. The EFF scrambled to catch up its own lagging mobile suit development and initiated Operation V, which led to the creation of the RX-78-2 Gundam. Combat data from the Gundam’s learning computer, combined with the pre-production RGM-79(E) GM Early Type, contributed to the development of the mass production RGM-79 GM. While the standard production model GM removed the Core Block System, it was retained in units used by the Moore Brotherhood and deployed to Side 4’s Thunderbolt Sector, as well as some regular EFF units that participated in Operation Star One. These units featured a new space backpack that utilized a pair of sub-arms that could hold two shields. They also featured sealed joints to protect the suit from space debris. In addition to the shields, these GMs were armed with a twin beam rifle and beam spray gun.

Pilot(s): Io Fleming, Bianca Carlyle
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Note: Based on the RGM-79 GM from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga




Core Block System





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


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