RX-81 G-Line


Model number: RX-81
Code name: G-Line
Unit type: experimental general mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.2 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1580 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: see RX-81AS G-Line Assault ArmorRX-81FC G-Line Full CustomRX-81LA G-Line Light ArmorRX-81ST G-Line Standard Armor
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; shield, mounted on left forearm

During the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces created the experimental RX-81 G-Line with the goal of truly mass producing the RX-78-2 Gundam and matching its performance, compared to the pared down RGM-79 GM. Because the RX-81 was produced after the war, there were no large scale conflicts and the cost of the using Luna Titanium for the next generation of mobile suit proved to be too costly for mass production. The base G-Line’s armaments included the standard vulcan guns, beam sabers, beam rifle and shield. Compared to the Gundam, the G-Line could alter its equipment depending on the mission, and thus multiple variants were created. In UC 0081, the G-Line was used by the Phantom Sweep unit to hunt down Zeon remnants. In UC 0083, six RX-81FC units were assigned to the assault carrier Albion, ostensibly to aid in the search for Zeon’s Delaz Fleet.

Pilot(s): Hugues Courand, Cherie Allison (aka Tatiana Doerr)
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki



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