RX-79[GS] Gundam Ground Type-S (anime)


Model number: RX-79[GS]
Code name: Gundam Ground Type-S
Unit type: general purpose ground combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0080
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
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; 2 x sub-arm, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on sub-arm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

The RX-79[GS] Gundam Ground Type-S was ground use version of the space combat RGM-79/GH Gundam Head deployed at the end of the One Year War. The Type S used a different shoulder and foot design and a smaller backpack, although the sub-arm feature from the Gundam Head was retained. The Type-S’ name denoted that the suit was deployed to the assault carrier Spartan. The Type-S’ armaments included two beam sabers (which also functioned as javelins), a shield and a beam rifle. In August UC 0080, the three Type-S units assigned to the Spartan defended the ship when it came under attack from the breakaway South Seas Alliance on Earth.

Pilot(s): Marcus, Dent, Orphe
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Note: Based on the RX-79[GS] Gundam Ground Type-S from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga


Rear view

Gundam Thunderbolt Info

Kou Matsuo

Kou Matsuo
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Seiichi Nakatani
Morifumi Naka
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Character Designer(s):
Hirotoshi Takaya
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Musical Composer:
Naruyoshi Kikuchi

8 episodes; 2 compilation movies

Internet Release:
Japan 12.25.2015 – 04.22.2016 (S1); 03.24.2017 – 07.14.2017 (S2)

Video Release (Movies):
Japan 07.29.2016 – 11.18.2017
U.S. 07.11.2017 – 02.05.2019


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