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RGM-86R Nouvelle GM III

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-86R
Code name: Nouvelle GM III
Unit type: general purpose mass production mobile suit
Manufacturer: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Operator(s): AEUG; Earth Federation Forces; New Desides
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.60 meters; head height 18.42 meters
Weight: empty 42.30 metric tons; max gross 68.22 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite; Gundarium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,620 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 81,200 kg total (4 x 20,300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 10,900 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.9 MW, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional fixed armaments: 4-tube medium missile pod, 3 rounds of ammunition; 2-tube large missile launcher
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

The RGM-86R Nouvelle GM III was a variant of the mass production type RGM-86R that appeared during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088. While the standard GM III was created by upgrading existing RMS-179 GM II units, the Nouvelle GM III was a newly produced machine with higher generator output and a different head design. Its new head contained more vulcan gun ammunition and enhanced sensors, and extra ducts were installed in its chest to support the new generator. Like the standard GM III, this type could be equipped with missile launchers on its waist and shoulders, making it an excellent support mobile suit. Although the GM III was best known as a Karaba mobile suit, it was also used by the AEUG and the regular Earth Federation Forces. With the end of the Gryps War, the AEUG halted production of the MSA-003 Nemo and adopted the Nouvelle GM III as its new mass production machine. The Nouvelle GM III also served as a main mobile suit for both sides during the Pezun Rebellion, and large numbers of these machines were deployed by the EFF Home Fleet and the rebellious Aeno Fleet during the battle for Ayers City.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer(s):
 Hajime Katoki, Yoshinori Sayama

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Writer:

Masaya Takahashi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka

Novel Release:
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988

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