RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type


Model number: RX-78-01[N]
Code name: Gundam Local Type
Unit type: prototype ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in shield, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: machine gun

Built from surplus parts from the Earth Federation Forces’ secret RX Plan, the RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type was a prototype mobile suit designed to gather data from environmental tests on Earth. Equipment specific to space operation was removed and replaced with new equipment for ground and underwater tests. The RX-78-01[N]’s armaments included a machine gun, a shield and two beam sabers. Data from the underwater tests was used in the development of the RAG-79 Aqua GM and RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type. Following these tests, more RX Plan surplus parts were used to construct the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD
Original mechanical designer:
 Hajime Katoki



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