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RGM-96X Jesta Cannon

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RGM-96X
Code name: 
Jesta Cannon
Unit type:
 prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Londo Bell
First deployment: UC 0096
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.3 meters
Weight: empty 39.7 metric tons; max gross 75.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite; Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,710 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 89,030 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 14,200 meters; additional external armor
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack on left forearm, hand-carried in use; 12 x hand grenade, mounted on hip armor and lower leg armor; beam cannon, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; 4-tube multi-launcher, mounted on backpack over left shoulder
Optional fixed armaments: vulcan pod system, mounted on head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle w/grenade launcher, powered by rechargeable energy cap, spare magazines stored in right forearm

Technical and Historical Notes

The RGM-96X Jesta Cannon was a heavy weapons equipment variation of the standard Jesta. As part of the Jesta’s evaluation testing, five Cannon part sets were sent to the Ra Cailum. The Jesta Cannon’s body was covered with additional armor and weapons that could be quickly detached through explosive bolts. The Jesta Cannon featured enhanced fire control capabilities over the standard model. Its armaments included a high output beam cannon mounted over the right shoulder that was directly connected to the reactor to avoid drops in energy supply, allowing for a regular rate of fire. The 4-tube multi-launcher mounted on the extra armor over the left shoulder served as an anti-mobile suit weapon. The hand grenades mounted on the legs were effective when used both in groups or individually. The customized beam rifle had an enlarged frame and an alignment device above the barrel that increased accuracy. A grenade launcher was attached below the barrel. Spare rifle magazines could be stored in the right forearm mount that normally held a beam saber. The shield could be mounted to the Jesta Cannon’s backpack by connecting to a special arm unit.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Watts Stepney
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: Based on the RGM-96X Jesta Cannon from the Gundam Unicorn novels

Lineart
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Beam saber storage
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Cockpit hatch
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Shield
Gundam Unicorn Info


Director:
Kazuhiro Furuhashi

Writer(s):
Yasuyuki Muto
Harutoshi Fukui (novel)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki
Yoshinori Sayama
Nobuhiko Genma

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Hiroyuki Sawano

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014
U.S. 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.03.2016 – 09.11.2016
U.S. 01.07.2017 – 06.10.2017

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