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RGM-79GS GM Command Space

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79GS
Code name: GM Command Space
Unit type: mass production space combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Zeon Remnants
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 44.6 metric tons; max gross 75.0 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,390 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74,000 kg total (2 x 21,000 kg, 2 x 16,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 14
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 1.5 seconds; maximum ground running speed 120 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on rear waist armor, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

In the last weeks of the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces refined its mobile suit manufacturing processes and developed several variants of its standard RGM-79 GM. One such variant was the RGM-79GS GM Command Space, a specialized space combat version of the RGM-79G GM Command developed for colony defense. While quite similar to the standard GM Command, the Space type mounted an enhanced backpack equipped with more maneuvering verniers and more powerful rocket thrusters. By removing equipment not needed in a zero-g environment, more internal space was freed up in the Space type, allowing it to be equipped with additional verniers and larger fuel propellant tanks. However, due to its high cost, the Space type only appeared in limited quantities near the end of the war, with two units assigned to the Scarlet team stationed aboard the assault carrier Gray Phantom.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Tenneth A. Jung, Bernard Monsha, Alfa A. Bate, Chap Adel, Yuu Kajima, Jaime Carmona
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Beam gun
Backpack comparison with RGM-79G
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Head
Gundam 0080 Info


Director:

Fumihiko Takayama

Writer:
Hiroyuki Yamaga

Mechanical Designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Tetsuro Kashibuchi

Video Release:
Japan 03.25.1989 – 08.25.1989
U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002

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