Model number: RX-78-01[FSD]
Code name: Gundam FSD
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on back, hand-carried in use; Gatling gun, mounted on right forearm; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional fixed armaments: large shield, can fold in half, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: machine gun; beam rifle; long-range beam rifle
After tests were completed on the RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type, the Earth Federation Forces prepared the RGM-79 GM for mass production. The RX-78-01[FSD] Gundam FSD (Full-Scale Development) was created to enhance the armaments and systems of the RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type. The Gundam FSD shared parts with the Gundam Local Type, but the unit was redesigned for mass production and had higher basic capabilities than its predecessor. The Gundam FSD’s armaments included a Gatling gun, machine gun, two beam sabers and a shield. Two units participated in combat at the EFF’s Jaburo headquarters, and their combat data was used by the RX Plan development team, which eventually created the Full-armor System and Weapon System (FSWS) seen in units like the FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
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