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RMS-154 Barzam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RMS-154
Code name: Barzam
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Titans
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 24.2 meters; head height 19.4 meters
Weight: empty 40.1 metric tons; max gross 62.3 metric tons; mass ratio 1.35
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,670 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 80,400 kg total (2 x 40,200 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 14
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 9,870 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: 60mm 2-barrel vulcan pod, 1400 rounds of ammunition, mounted on head
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

During the Gryps War raging in UC 0087, the Earth Federation Forces decided to develop new mass production mobile suit models to replace its aging RMS-179 GM IIs and the high cost/low production variable mobile suits and mobile armors being tested in the field. One proposed replacement model was the RMS-154 Barzam, based loosely on the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II. Designed as a high performance/low cost general purpose unit, the Barzam possessed its own exclusive beam rifle, although it could be outfitted with the Mk-II’s optional 2-barrel vulcan pod, as well as weapons from the GM II, RMS-106 Hi-Zack, and RMS-108 Marasai. However, due to the fact that the Barzam did not possess any “special” or “unique” weapons, it was deemed too “ordinary” and only saw limited production, never replacing the GM II as intended. Despite this, the EFF did create a limited production variant unit, the RMS-154 Barzam (Refined Type).

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Hamil
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Hideo Okamoto (Zeta Gundam version), Kenki Fujioka (Advance of Zeta version)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006

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