Model number: RGM-79FP
Code name: GM Striker
Unit type: close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 44.1 metric tons (50.2 metric tons with armor); max gross 76.3 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 92,000 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; wearable armor; combat visor
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, stored in recharge rack on right side of backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: spike shield, features 2 x pile bunker, mounted on left forearm; grab shield, features large claw, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: twin beam spear; 100mm machine gun
The RGM-79FP GM Striker was an armored close combat mobile suit based on the RGM-79C GM Type C. The GM Striker’s torso, arms and legs were equipped with wearable armor. To protect the suit while approaching an enemy, the armor absorbed the shock from an attack and directed it outward through the explosives that line its interior. To compensate for the added weight, the backpack and legs were fitted with more powerful thrusters. The GM Striker’s standard armaments included a machine gun, vulcan gun, a beam saber and a twin beam spear. The spear featured two beam sabers mounted on a movable rod, which gave the pilot the option of using short or long reach modes. The spear had the effect of canceling out the close combat advantage of Zeon mobile suits. The GM Striker could also carry a spike shield that mounted pile bunkers, or a grab shield that features a large claw. The GM Striker was deployed during the Earth Federation Forces’ attack to reclaim the California Base. One unit was notably used by Yuji Alkana of the Nemesis team. The GM Striker was further developed with the later RGM-79FC Striker Custom in UC 0084, and the RGM-79FP GM Striker Kai fielded by the True Federal organization.
Pilot(s): Yuji Alkana, Robert Hartley, Barry Abbot
First appearance: Harmony of Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
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