Model number: RX-78SP
Code name: Gunner Gundam
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: N/A
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 59.5 metric tons (estimated); max gross weight unknown
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; sensor and jamming unit, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in legs, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle
In UC 0080, the Earth Federation Forces began development of the RX-78SP Gunner Gundam, a mobile suit with medium-range support capabilities. The Gunner Gundam featured a new backpack with sensors and jamming equipment, plus a retractable eye shield. Its weapons included beam sabers, vulcan guns and a long-range beam rifle that incorporated Zeon technology. However, the EFF determined that the RX-78-6 Gundam 6th fulfilled the role of the Gunner Gundam. The design never moved past the mockup stage, and the cancellation of development was made public later in the year.
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Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
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