Model number: RMS-154
Code name: Barzam (Refined Type)
Unit type: general purpose mass production mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 24.20 meters; head height 19.38 meters
Weight: empty 40.10 metric tons; max gross 62.34 metric tons; mass ratio 1.35
Armor materials: Gundarium composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,670 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 81,200 kg total (4 x 20,300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 8
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 9,870 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.9 MW, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: VCU-505EX-Gry/Ver.009 60mm 2-barrel vulcan pod, 1400 rounds of ammunition, mounted on head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle w/grenade launcher, powered by rechargeable energy cap
The RMS-154 Barzam (Refined Type) was a variant of the mass production type Barzam, which was introduced during the middle stages of the Gryps War. The Barzam was developed using the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II as a base, and was designed for compatibility with the weapons and options used by other Earth Federation Forces mobile suits. As many former Zeon engineers participated in its development, the final design incorporated a monoeye and other trademarks of Zeon mobile suits, and showed little trace of its EFF ancestry. The appearance of this refined type made the relationship between the Barzam and the Gundam Mk-II more apparent. Although the Barzam was best known as a Titans mobile suit, it was also used by regular EFF units such as those stationed at the asteroid base Pezun. Upon the outbreak of the Pezun Rebellion on January 25, UC 0088, the Pezun garrison used the Refined Type in combat against the rebellious instructor corps who went on to declare themselves the New Desides.
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988
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