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RMS-179 GM II

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): RMS-179; RGM-79R
Code name: GM II
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.1 meters
Weight: empty 40.5 metric tons; max gross 58.7 metric tons; mass ratio 1.29
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,518 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 62,000 kg total (4 x 15,500 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 8,800 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam saber, power rating unknown, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on either forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rating 1.9 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

An update to the Earth Federation Forces’ original mass production mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM, the RMS-179 GM II went into service in the early UC 0080s, replacing the older GM as the mainstay front line mobile suit. Operated by the EFF and the upstart Anti-Earth Union Group, the GM II was commonly used during the early days of the Gryps War in UC 0087. The GM II’s dual model numbers referred to its two production types: units designated RGM-79R were upgraded GM frames, whereas units designated RMS-179 were newly constructed. The GM II’s updated design featured a higher output generator, slightly improved thrusters and acceleration, and the new cockpit design standard, the 360-degree panoramic monitor with linear control seat. Despite these upgrades, for its day and time the GM II was little better than the original GM when compared to the more powerful prototype and limited production mobile suits fielded during the war. The obsolete nature of the GM II eventually led to its replacement by more modern units, including its successor, the RGM-86R GM III. However, despite its obsolescence, the GM II continued to serve alongside its successor as late as UC 0096, when Zeon remnants attacked the Earth Federation capital Dakar and Australia’s Torrington Base.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Jack Bayard, Clark, Ittou Tsurugi, Bonchai Yaskovic, Cristobal Rutherford
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazuhisa Kondo (principal design, Zeta Gundam version), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup, Zeta Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn 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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