RGM-79F GM Ground Type

General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79F
Code name: GM Ground Type
Unit type: land 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 48.2 metric tons; max gross 61.5 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 5,380 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; 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; railcannon

Technical and Historical Notes

The RGM-79F GM Ground Type was a ground combat variant of the RGM-79 GM developed by the Earth Federation Forces during the One Year War. To overcome ground combat obstacles such as buildings and trees, the upper half of the GM’s armor was strengthened. Due to this improvement, an MS-06F Zaku II‘s machine gun was unable to pierce through the armor, increasing a pilot’s rate of survival. In addition to the standard armaments of the RGM-79 GM, the Ground Type also carried a railcannon. The Ground Type was mainly deployed on the European battle lines, although a variant Desert type saw combat in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: M-MSV
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara (M-MSV version)

rgm-79f beam spray gun
Beam spray gun
rgm-79f railcannon
rgm-79f shield


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