TGM-79 GM Trainer


Model number: TGM-79
Code name: GM Trainer
Unit type: training mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: trainee pilot and instructor pilot, in tandem-seat standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.8 meters
Weight: empty 40.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use

As the Earth Federation Forces began its mobile suit forces buildup during the last months of the One Year War, it also launched an intensive training program, retraining fighter pilots to handle the new machines. To fulfill this task, a two-seat trainer variant of the standard RGM-79 GM was produced. With the trainee pilot sitting in the standard cockpit, the instructor pilot sat in another seat above that, equipped with a small window. The GM Trainer mimicked the standard GM in almost every respect, although it was built with weaker armor to reduce its cost. Since its cheap armor made it unsuitable for combat, the GM Trainer was also relegated to engineering and construction duties.

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



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