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RGM-79F Desert GM

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79F
Code name: Desert GM
Unit type: desert 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 59.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 57,800 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,100 meters
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; railcannon, mounts 4-tube missile pod

Technical and Historical Notes

During the One Year War, the Principality of Zeon wreaked havoc in desert environments with designs such as the MS-06D Zaku Desert Type and YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type. This led the Earth Federation Forces to develop their own desert combat mobile suit, the RGM-79F Desert GM. The Desert GM’s body was a variation of the RGM-79F GM Ground Type. It was equipped with reactive armor, as well as special joints to deal with the intake of sand. The Desert GM was armed with a beam spray gun, a beam saber and a combination railcannon with missile pod. The Desert GM was deployed mainly in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Hans
First appearance: M-MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart
rgm-79f-desert beam spray gun
Beam spray gun
rgm-79f-desert railcannon
Railcannon w/4-tube missile launcher

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