RGM-79L GM Light Armor


Model number: RGM-79L
Code name: GM Light Armor
Unit type: mass production general purpose light 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 17.8 meters
Weight: empty 36.8 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap; submachine gun; beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

In the race to adapt its standard RGM-79 GM mobile suit for specialized roles during the latter days of the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces created a GM variant designed to serve as a fast attack unit for hit-and-run raids, the RGM-79L GM Light Armor. This GM mounted only the barest minimum of armor (notably missing armor on the shoulders and ankles), thus giving it more acceleration and maneuverability. It also carried a beam spray gun similar to that of the RX-78-2 Gundam‘s beam rifle, packing a heavier punch but paying the price in more limited ammunition. Due to its light weight and nimbleness, the GM Light Armor was favored by many of the EFF’s former fighter pilots, particularly Gary Rogers.

Pilot(s): Gary Rogers, Suhan Jansen
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



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