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RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Unit

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RMS-117
Code name: Galbaldy β High Mobility Unit
Unit type: high mobility mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (Luna II Arsenal)
Operator(s): Titans Test Team; Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG)
First deployment: February UC 0086
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: unknown
Equipment and design features: disc radome system, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun; beam rifle; smart beam gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The MS-17 Galbaldy α, a mobile suit developed by the Principality of Zeon at the end of the One Year War, was seized by the Earth Federation Forces after the war and completed in the form of the improved RMS-117 Galbaldy β. Its cockpit was converted to a linear seat and its operating system replaced with a newer version, and the mobile suit’s weight was also reduced by completely remodeling its exterior. Thanks to these modernizing improvements, it remained in use on the front lines as of UC 0086. Since these machines were produced at the EFF’s Luna II base, most of them were assigned to the space forces centered around the Luna II garrison. The basic performance of the Galbaldy β was equivalent to that of the RMS-179 GM II and RMS-106 Hi-Zack, but since it had no particular distinctive qualities it was not formally adopted by the Titans. Thus the attachment of a booster unit was being evaluated as a way of enhancing its performance without having to make drastic modifications. The booster pod was similar to that used by other Titans Test Team machines. This booster pod contained the same supplemental generator installed in the RX-121 Gundam TR-1 “Hazel” movable booster pod, and it had a pair of weapon latches that could hold shield boosters, long-range cannons, missile pods, beam smart guns, disc radome systems, and other equipment. Tests were performed using the machine that was assigned to the Titans Test Team along with Maxim Gunar, but its mobility proved inferior to the RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 “Hazel II” and its tri-booster unit.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Maxim Gunar
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

Novel Release:
Japan 06.10.2003 – 02.15.2008

Manga Release:
Japan 12.15.2003 – 04.26.2007

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