Model number: RGM-79HC
Code name: GM Guard Custom
Unit type: custom guard type 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: max gross 90.0 metric tons (including guardian shield)
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: visor with composite sensor, mounted on head, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x vulcan gun, 2 mounted in head and 2 mounted in shoulders; 2 x beam saber, mounted on recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 2 x E-2 beam spray gun, mounted on racks on side skirt armor; guardian shield, features 2 x vulcan gun, mounted on left arm; beam dagger
The RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom was a mobile suit based on the RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom. Whereas the Sniper Custom was focused on offense, the Guard Custom took the oppose focus of defense through the use of a large guardian shield that featured five layers of composite armor made from an alloy using four different materials. The Guard Custom’s armaments included head and shoulder vulcan guns, beam sabers, beam spray guns, a beam dagger and additional vulcan guns mounted in the guardian shield. The Guard Custom’s head was equipped with a visor and composite sensor. Although the Guard Custom featured a redesigned backpack, the shield’s size made the unit difficult to handle. Thus, it was typically assigned to highly skilled pilots and served on escort and protection duty. Guard Customs were often deployed alongside the RGM-79KC Intercept Custom.
First appearance: MSV-R
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (MSV-R version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam: The Origin MSD version)
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