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RGM-79U GM Sloep

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-79U
Code name: GM Sloep
Unit type: underwater mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: November UC 0079
First deployment: November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 46.7 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; sensor pod, mounted on backpack; SGP-02 sonar gun, hand-carried in use
Fixed armaments: unknown
Optional hand armaments: unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

The RGM-79U GM Sloep was one of several quickly devised amphibious mobile suit designs created by the Earth Federation Forces. A standard RGM-79 GM served as the base for the Sloep, modified with some waterproofing and the addition of hydrojet engines and ballast tanks. Because the GM lacked built-in underwater sensors, it was equipped with a periscope-style sensor pod and a hand sonar gun. The GM Sloep rolled out in November UC 0079, and two units were reserved for data collection to develop new mobile suits. Ultimately, the EFF decided on the RAG-79 Aqua GM as its main amphibious mobile suit. After the One Year War, most Sloep units were converted back to regular GMs.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: MSV-R
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara

Lineart
rgm-79u sonar gun
SGP-02 sonar gun

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