Model number: RGM-79SP
Code name: GM Sniper II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: December UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 45.0 metric tons; max gross 61.0 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,390 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 102,000 kg total (2 x 21,000 kg, 4 x 15,000 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 8
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 1.3 seconds; maximum ground running speed 120 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors with additional targeting sensors in visor, range 8,700 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, powered by rechargeable energy cap, stored in recharge racks on rear waist armor, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: 90mm bullpup machine gun; sniper rifle; long-range beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap
Following the success of the high-performance (but equally costly) RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom, the Earth Federation Forces commissioned a new sniper-use GM to be built during the last weeks of the One Year War. Due to the tight one-month deadline for designing and first rollout, only a handful of the new RGM-79SP GM Sniper IIs were seen in the last few days of the war, with some assigned aboard the assault carrier Gray Phantom and the White Dingo team in Australia. The GM Sniper II was based on the in-development RGM-79G GM Command, and was the most powerful GM variant built during the war. Featuring special targeting sensors in a face guard visor for its standard sensors, the GM Sniper II could be equipped with a beam rifle or 90mm machine gun for close-quarters combat, or a long-range, projectile-firing rifle for sniper missions.
Pilot(s): Lydo Wolf, Master Pierce Rayer, Leung Lee-Fai, Maximilian Berger, South Burning, Larry Radley, Anish Lofman, Lila Milla Rira, Cain Ragnard, Gyunei, Jean Dibebie
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Original mechanical designer(s): Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam 0080 version); Kyoshi Takigawa (The Blazing Shadow version)
Gundam 0080 Info
Japan 03.25.1989 – 08.25.1989
U.S. 02.19.2002 – 04.23.2002
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