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RGM-79SR GM Sniper III Middle Range Support Unit

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79SR
Code name: GM Sniper III Middle Range Support Unit (aka Cannon Pack Test Type)
Unit type: experimental artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (Confeito Arsenal)
Operator: Titans Test Team (Black Otter Team)
First deployment: UC 0084
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
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: sensor visor, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 240mm cannon, mounted on backpack; 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; shield, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: long-range beam rifle, power rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

The RGM-79SR GM Sniper III Cannon Pack Test type was a version of the long-range support mobile suit GM Sniper III which was equipped with a medium-range support unit, or “cannon pack,” for increased firepower. This so-called “cannon pack” allowed normal mobile suits to reproduce the functions of medium-range support machines like the RGC-80 GM Cannon through a simple backpack replacement. The Principality of Zeon previously applied the same concept to create the MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon. The addition of this cannon pack disrupted the GM Sniper III’s mass balance and reduced its originally high maneuverability, but dramatically increased its firepower. Although beam weapons were the standard armament at this point, because the GM Sniper III carried a high-output long-range beam rifle, the cannon pack used a projectile cannon to reduce the load on its generator. It also carried an RMS-117 Galbaldy β extendable shield. Since the beam rifle’s high output caused severe superheating in its barrel, two replacement barrels were attached to the shield.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Carl Matsubara
First appearance: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka

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Advance of Zeta Info


Writer:

Bin Konno

Artist:
Tatsu Mizuki (manga)

Mechanical Designer:
Kenki Fujioka

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Format:
6 volumes (novel); 4 volumes (manga)

Novel Release:
Japan 06.10.2003 – 02.15.2008

Manga Release:
Japan 12.15.2003 – 04.26.2007

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