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ZMT-D15M Galguyu

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Model number: ZMT-D15M
Code name: Galguyu
Unit type: submarine combat transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard/canopy-style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 14.2 meters
Weight: empty 9.8 metric tons; max gross 26.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy neo ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 5,420 kW
Propulsion: hydrojet thrusters: 60,260 kg total (2 x 17,720 kg, 2 x 12,410 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 6
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam gun, mounted on arms in mobile suit mode, operable only in mobile suit mode; large missile, mounted on backpack in mobile suit mode and as nose cone of mobile armor mode; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 2 x shot claw, can be fired on a wire, mounted as hands
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube torpedo pod, mounted on back in mobile suit mode and on main body in mobile armor mode
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

An experimental transformable mobile suit/mobile armor developed for underwater combat, BESPA’s ZMT-D15M Galguyu was based loosely on the space use ZM-D11S Abigor. Although smaller and much lighter than the big-and-heavy Abigor, the Galguyu was developed around the same basic concept: a high speed mobile armor form for submarine-like mobility, and a mobile suit form for close combat both underwater and ashore. The mobile armor mode’s primary armament was its torpedo launchers; however, being torpedoes, these weapons were good only underwater and completely useless when operating on land. The mobile suit form was armed with a pair of beam guns and beam sabers, but it proved to be less-than-impressive in combat out of the water. The nose cone of the mobile armor mode itself was also a large missile; however, once it was fired, the mobile armor’s mode then suffered in terms of hydrodynamics. In the end, like the Abigor, the Galguyu proved to be a flawed design. Part of this failure was due to the fact that the Galguyu was rushed to the frontlines without prior and proper underwater testing, and the mobile suit’s water seals were inadequate, leaving the Galguyu often in the bad situation of taking on water.

Pilot(s): Duker Iq, Renda De Paloma
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

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Beam rifle

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Beam saber

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Cockpit

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Rear view (Mobile suit mode)

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Rear view (Mobile armor mode)

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Shot claw

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Torpedo

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

Format:
51 episodes

Airdates:
Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994

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