RX-78SP Gunner Gundam


Model number: RX-78SP
Code name: Gunner Gundam
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: N/A
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
Performance: 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.

First appearance: MSV-R
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara


Rear view


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