RX-78-3 G-3 Gundam (MSV)


Model number: RX-78-3
Code name: G-3 Gundam
Unit type: prototype general purpose 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 with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: 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
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 55,500 kg total
Performance: 180-degre turn time 1.1 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5,700 meters; magnetic coated joints
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, mounts on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 380mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber, can be stored on rack on rear waist armor

Following the destruction of two of the three RX-78-2 Gundam prototypes being assembled and tested at the Earth Federation Forces’ Side 7 research colony in September UC 0079, the remains of the two damaged units were loaded aboard the EFF’s White Base assault carrier, eventually making its way to the underground Jaburo military headquarters on Earth. The remains of the two damaged RX-78-2s were cobbled together into a new testbed unit, designated the RX-78-3 G-3 Gundam. The G-3 was used for testing new mobile suit technologies and ideas, the most well-known feature being the magnetic coating system developed by Mosk Han. By applying this electromagnetically-charged material to the G-3’s motors and joints, the mobile suit’s maneuverability and response time was increased by 30 percent. This successful technology was later applied to the remaining RX-78-2 still operating in the field aboard the White Base. In early UC 0083, the G-3 was stationed aboard the White Base II and piloted in combat against Zeon remnants by Georges Miguel, a Zeon double agent.

Pilot: Georges Miguel
First appearance: MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view


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