RGM-79ARA GM Juggler


Model number(s): RGM-79ARA; RGM-79X-PT
Code name: GM Juggler
Unit type: prototype Newtype use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Full Armor option
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: machine gun
Remote weapons: 2 x RB-79 Ball unit, wire-guided, each mounts 2 x beam rifle

Having received a powerful shock from the all-range attacks of the Principality of Zeon’s Newtype mobile armors, the Earth Federation Forces developed the RGM-79ARA GM Juggler in order to carry out such attacks using their own technology. Since the EFF were far behind in their Newtype research and were unable to develop a psycommu system, they ultimately used existing machines to develop an imitation of the enemy’s guided remote attacks. Thus the “Newtype test” description attached to this machine was essentially a bluff. The RGM-79 GM was used as the base machine, and modified RB-79 Balls as attack units. With the gunner of this two-seater machine using laser communication to manually control the attack units, it could perform a makeshift imitation of the all-range attack. Since the base machine limited its movement while the attack units were in operation, it compensated with additional armor to raise its defensive strength. However, the fighting strength of its manually controlled all-range attack was far from satisfactory, and the mechanical balance of the base machine was also poor. Repeated improvements were made in an effort to overcome these flaws, and this difficult development process continued until the end of the war. A prototype version had yet to be completed by the time the war ended and the EFF obtained the latest psycommu technology. The so-called Juggler was now worthless, and its development is soon halted.

Pilot(s): Bernard Monsha, Proto Zero (aka Zero Murasame), Mu La Flaga
First appearance:
SD Gundam G Generation Gather Beat



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