Model number: RGM-79D
Code name: GM Cold Districts Type
Unit type: mass production cold climate combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 44.7 metric tons; max gross 58.7 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 60,000 kg total (4 x 15,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 5
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 116 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,790 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 90mm machine gun w/grenade launcher
While the RGM-79 GM proved itself to be a highly capable mobile suit, the introduction of Zeon’s MS-09 Dom on Earth saw the need for a more maneuverable and better-performing mobile suit to counter the agile and well-armed Dom. A variant of the GM, the RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type had increased thruster power and maneuverability, and some were modified for harsh climate conditions, most notably cold weather combat. The RGM-79D could be equipped with a variety of weaponry, including two types of 90mm machine gun, grenades, head-mounted vulcan guns, and beam sabers. The RGM-79D was introduced late in the war, with at least three units assigned to Yuu Kajima’s combat testing squad. Kajima’s unit quickly proved the value of the new model GM in combat, destroying several Zeon mobile suits in defense of an EFF base, including several MSM-03C Hy-Goggs and three Doms. Other units were deployed to guard important EFF bases, such as the Arctic base where research and development of the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Alex was carried out.
Pilot(s): Yuu Kajima, Philip Hughes, Summona Fulis
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi
Gundam 0080 Info
Japan 03.25.1989 – 08.25.1989
U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002
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