RX-78-2 Gundam + B-Parts


Model number: RX-78-2
Code name: Gundam + B-Parts (aka Gundam Sky)
Unit type: booster-equipped prototype close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters (mobile suit standing)
Weight: mobile suit: empty 43.4 metric tons; max gross 60.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,380 kW (mobile suit)
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55,599 kg total (2 x 24,000 kg, 4 x 1,870 kg) (mobile suit)
Performance: mobile suit: 180-degree turn time 1.5 seconds; maximum ground running speed 205 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,700 meters; “learning computer” system
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, can be optionally stored on backpack
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 380mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber; beam javelin; hyper hammer; Gundam hammer

The creation of the G-Fighter allowed the RX-78-2 Gundam to be reconfigured for multiple combat scenarios. One such combination saw the Gundam docking with the rear module of the G-Fighter. This combination allowed the Gundam to take to the skies at high speeds. If necessary, the Gundam could separate from the B-Parts and resume ground combat.

Pilot: Amuro Ray
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Mobile Suit Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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