Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: 31 July UC 0079
First deployment: November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 41.2 metric tons; max gross 58.8 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55,500 kg total (2 x 24,000 kg, 4 x 1,870 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 192 km/h
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; beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounts on left arm
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 100mm machine gun, clip-fed; bazooka, stored in bazooka rack behind right shoulder; 90mm machine gun, clip-fed, 20 rounds per clip, 2 spare clips stored in shield

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. To mass produce the Gundam, several compromises were made, such as removing the Core Block System, removing a beam saber and replacing the powerful beam rifle with a simpler beam spray gun or machine gun. As the EFF ramped up its production lines, the standard GM made its wide scale debut following the Battle of Odessa in November. Multiple variants of the GM were deployed as the EFF pushed the Zeon off Earth. In space, GMs were used in large numbers during Operation Cembalo and Operation Star One. After the war, the EFF continued to produce GM variants and upgrades, and its successors in the RGM series saw wide use as late as UC 0223.

Pilot(s): Shin, Master Pierce Rayer, Leung Lee-Fai, Maximilian Berger, Jack Bayard, Adam Stingray, Yuu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis, Conrad Morris, Ailos Bade, Erik Blanke, Yuji Arcana, Jean Dibebie, Incheon, Cristian Kirk, Brandon Lowe, Dave, Shelly Page (aka Olga Timoshenko), Nick, Sleggar Law
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

rx-79g machine gun

100mm machine gun


Rear view (Version 1)

Mobile Suit Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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