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Ok, being as there have been quite a few questions lately about information on Gundam's, I have constructed a list of the basic Gundam's with in depth information about them all. I hope this helps everyone out.

~SS Trunks~

[I]Altron Gundam[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01S2
[B]Code name:[/B] Altron Gundam
[B]Unit type:[/B] Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Master O (with assistance from Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S and Instructor H)
[B]Operator:[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]Rollout:[/B] AC 195
[B]First deployment:[/B] AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso.
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.4 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Construction and armor: gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 170; weapons 140; speed 130; power 140; armor 120
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] Self-destruct system
[B]Fixed armaments:[/B] 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x dragon fang, mounted on arms, each mounts 2 x flamethrower; 2 x beam cannon, fire-linked, mounted on backpack "stinger tail"; 1 x twin beam trident, stored in recharge rack on backpack, hand-carried in use; shenlong shield, optional throwing weapon, mounted on left shoulder

[I]Wing Gundam[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01W
[B]Code name:[/B] Wing Gundam
[B]Unit type:[/B] Transformable Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Doctor J
[B]Operator(s):[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]Rollout:[/B] AC 195
[B]First deployment:[/B] 7 April AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.3 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.1 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
[B]Construction and armor:[/B] Gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 130; weapons 140; speed 150; power 120; armor 130
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] Self-destruct system
[B]Fixed armaments:[/B] 2 x machinecannon, fire-linked, mounted in torso; 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shield, hand-carried in use
[B]Optional fixed armaments:[/B] 1 x shield, mounts on main body in Bird mode
[B]Optional hand armaments:[/B] Buster rifle, 3 shot charge, mounts on main body in Bird Mode

[I]Gundam DeathScythe[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01D
[B]Code name:[/B] Gundam Deathscythe
[B]Unit type:[/B] Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Professor G (with assistance from Scavenger Group)
[B]Operator:[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]First deployment:[/B] 7 April AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.3 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
[B]Construction and armor:[/B] Gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 140; weapons 120; speed 160; power 120; armor 120
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] 2 x hyper jammer ECM suite on backpack; self destruct system
[B]Fixed Armaments:[/B] 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x machinecannon, fire-linked, mounted on torso; 1 x beam scythe, stored in recharge rack on rear waist armor, hand-carried in use; 1 x buster shield, equipped with beam blade, can be launched at taget and retrieved

[I]Gundam Heavyarms[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01H
[B]Code name:[/B] Gundam Heavyarms
[B]Unit type:[/B] Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Doctor S (with assistance from Barton Security Group)
[B]Operator:[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]First deployment:[/B] 7 April AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.7 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.7 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
[B]Construction and armor:[/B] Gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 110; weapons 160; speed 110; power 140; armor 140
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] Self-destruct system
[B]Fixed armaments:[/B] 2 x Vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x machinecannon, fire-linked, mounted on torso; 2 x Gatling gun, fire-linked, mounted in chest; 2 x 3-tube homing missile launcher, mounted in shoulders; 2 x 12-tube micromissile launcher pod, mounted on legs; 1 x army knife, superheated blade, mounted on right forearm
[B]Optional fixed armaments:[/B] 1 x beam Gatling gun with shield, mounts over left forearm

[I]Gundam Sandrock[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01SR
[B]Code name:[/B] Gundam Sandrock
[B]Unit type:[/B] Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Instructor H
[B]Operator:[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]Rollout:[/B] AC 195
[B]First deployment:[/B] 7 April AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.5 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
[B]Construction and armor:[/B] Gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 120; weapons 120; speed 110; power 150; armor 160
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] Self-destruct system
[B]Fixed armaments:[/B] 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x missile, mounted in launch tubes in torso; 2 x heat shotel, superheated blade, stored on recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, can be stored on backpack or mounted on left forearm, mounts 2 x "shield flasher" blinding flare system, can be combined with heat shotels to form "cross-crusher" pincer weapon

[I]Shenlong Gundam[/I]

[B]Model number:[/B] XXXG-01S
[B]Code name:[/B] Shenlong Gundam
[B]Unit type:[/B] Mobile Suit
[B]Manufacturer:[/B] Master O (with assistance from Long clan)
[B]Operator:[/B] Gundam pilots
[B]Rollout:[/B] AC 194
[B]First deployment:[/B] 7 April AC 195
[B]Accomodation:[/B] Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
[B]Dimensions:[/B] Head height 16.4 meters
[B]Weight:[/B] Empty 7.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
[B]Construction and armor:[/B] Gundanium alloy
[B]Powerplant:[/B] Ultracompact fusion reactor, output rating unknown
[B]Performance ability levels:[/B] Fighting 160; weapons 110; speed 130; power 140; armor 120
[B]Equipment and design features:[/B] Self-destruct system
[B]Fixed armaments:[/B] 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 1 x dragon fang, mounted on right arm, mounts 2 x flamethrower; 1 x beam glaive, stored in recharge rack on backpack, hand-carried in use; shenlong shield, optional throwing weapon, mounted on left forearm
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Notice the part where I said basic Gundam's? There have been quite a few enquiries about DeathScythe of late, and a few people asking for basic knowledge of the Gundam's. This is for their benefit, and it is why I put "Newbie's please read." I hope that clears everything up. :)
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General and Technical Data


Model number: RB-79
Code name: Ball
Unit type: combat support mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: overall height 12.8 meters
Weight: empty 17.2 metric tons; max gross 25.0 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 400 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 24000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.96 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4000 meters
Fixed armaments: 1 x 180 mm recoilless cannon, mounted on body

Technical and Historical Notes

With the Federation on the offensive and taking the war to the Principality of Zeon's home territory, the Earth Federal Forces needed to field more guns to support its somewhat limited number of RGM-79 GM mobile suit units. Their answer was to refit approximately 1200 civilian-model SP-W03 space construction pods with armor plating and a 180 mm recoilless cannon. Despite their limited firepower and low maneuverability, the Federal Forces would deploy this RB-79 Ball as mobile fleet defense units, protecting the Federation's ships while the GM mobile suits went on the attack.

Miscellaneous Information

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory/The Last Blitz of Zeon; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Side Story of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny (game); Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault
Original mechanical designer: Kunio OkawaraGeneral and Technical Data


Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 41.2 metric tons; max gross 58.8 metric tons
Construction: titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.94 G; 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 102 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 1 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargable energy cap; 100 mm machinegun, clip-fed; shield

Technical and Historical Notes

"There's lots of them!" - Letz Cofan
"It's a little different from the Gundam." - Kikka Kitamoto
"Now that you mention it, they're a LOT different." - Katz Hawin

Not initially taking the threat of "mobile suits" seriously, the Earth Federation was a latecomer during the One Year War when it came to development and production of its own mobile suits to counter the Principality of Zeon. Based on combat data from the RX-78-2 Gundam's "learning computer" system and experimental GM-type units such as the RGM-79[E], the Federation's first true mass-production unit was simply named the RGM-79 GM. Though the first GM units weren't available until UC November 0079, the Federation's material and manufacturing superiority allowed it to quickly catch up, fielding enough units in time to retake contested areas on Earth and to participate in the Federation's Operation Star One offensive on Zeon's space front.

The production-model GM was basically a simplified version of the original Gundam, eliminating some of the more complex and expensive features - such as the Core Block System and using normal titanium alloy armor instead of lunar titanium - to make it production faster and more economical. The GM only carried one beam saber instead of two, and had optional hand armaments of either a 100 mm machinegun or a short-range - but highly effective - beam spray gun. With the Federal Forces already on the offensive, the introduction of the GM units to the front lines assured the Federation's victory... and descendants of the GM line would continue to serve the Federation military for at least the next fifteen years.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-78-2
Code name: Gundam
Unit type: prototype close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: July UC 0079
First deployment: UC 18 September 0079
Accomodation: 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
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.93 G; 180-degree turn time 1.5 seconds (1.1 seconds after magnetic coating upgrade); maximum ground running speed 165 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5700 meters; "learning computer" system; re-entry coolant system; magnetic coated joints (subsequent field upgrade)
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargable energy cap; 380 mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber; beam javelin; hyper hammer; Gundam hammer; shield, can be optionally stored on backpack

Technical and Historical Notes

"The Federal Forces have built a mobile suit that powerful?!" - Denim

The third mobile suit developed under the Earth Federation's top-secret "Project V," the RX-78 Gundam series saw final assembly and rollout at the Side 7 colony under the supervision of engineer Lieutenant Tem Ray. Three prototypes were constructed, although only one unit, the RX-78-2, survived a Zeon attack on Side 7 when Project V was discovered by Zeon Lieutenant Commander Char Aznable. The RX-78-2, having been commandeered by Ray's young son Amuro, fended off the attack and was transferred to the assault carrier White Base. Amuro Ray would continue to serve as the Gundam's pilot for the remainder of the One Year War, being White Base's mobile front line of defense.

The Gundam was designed as a fast, close-combat mobile suit and was the first to feature several new technologies, including the energy cap-based beam rifle (making the Gundam the first mobile suit to pack the firepower of a battleship) and beam saber. Although designed with "high performance" in mind, the Gundam was simply outmatched by its own pilot: Amuro's emerging Newtype abilities would increasingly allow him to push the Gundam beyond its design limits. This had the often-annoying result of the Gundam's motors and joints getting burned-out or overloaded simply because it couldn't keep up with Amuro's reflexes. A later field upgrade which involved coating the joints with an electromagnetic solution, thus reducing the motors' and joints' friction, increased the Gundam's performance to a point where it could keep up with Amuro's reaction time. Another factor that contributed to the Gundam's success was its "learning computer" system, which allowed the mobile suit to "learn" from - and adapt to - the pilot's input. The data from the learning computer system would later be incorporated into the Federation's first mass-production model mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM.

The Gundam's service record - and that of Amuro Ray - would continually draw the attention of the Zeon forces - and particularly Char Aznable - until the end of the war... thus providing the distraction the Federation military needed to complete construction of its GM units at its Jaburo base on Earth. The Gundam was finally destroyed at the Battle of A Bao A Qu in a fight against Char Aznable, piloting the MSN-02 Zeong mobile suit, although Amuro survived. As fate would have it, of course, the Gundam itself would become the most famous mobile suit of the One Year War - even more famous than its young pilot, Amuro Ray, whose own abilities were the keys to the Gundam's performance, perhaps more so than the abilities of the Gundam itself.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-75-4
Code name: Guntank
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0075
First deployment: September UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter; co-pilot/gunner in canopy-style cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 15.6 meters; head height 15.0 meters
Weight: empty 56.0 metric tons; max gross 80.0 metric tons
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 878 kW
Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2; rocket thrusters: 88000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.10 G; maximum ground driving speed 70 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 180 mm cannon, fire-linked, 30 round magazine each, mounted over shoulders; 2 x 4-tube 40 mm rocket launcher, mounted on arms

Technical and Historical Notes

"Here we go, Hayato! Take the cannons' safeties off once we clear the ship!" - Ryu Jose

The first Earth Federation mobile suit developed under their top-secret "Project V", the RX-75 Guntank was hardly a mobile suit at all. Developed four years prior to the outbreak of the One Year War, the Guntank was nothing more than a fusion of a tank with the upper torso and arms of a mobile suit, and was originally intended to serve as an anti-MS unit when rumors of Zeon's first mobile suits reached the Federation. Despite this apparently faltering first step, the Guntank packed a serious punch as a heavy fire support and artillery unit. The Guntank was also somewhat unique in that its piloting and gunnery requirements were originally split up between two cockpits: a gunner's station in the head, and a standard cockpit in the torso. The Guntank, like its Project V brethren RX-77-2 Guncannon and RX-78-2 Gundam, featured the core block system, which allowed the Guntank's upper torso to be ejected to continue operating as a fixed gun emplacement while the torso pilot ejected the core block to keep fighting in a FF-X7 Core Fighter.

The first RX-75s were deployed for testing and trials at the Federation's research base on the Side 6 colony. However, only one unit - the RX-75-4 - survived an attack when Project V was discovered by Zeon forces in September UC 0079. This last unit was transferred to the assault carrier White Base, where it operated as a support/defensive unit until it was decommissioned at the Federation's Jaburo military headquarters in November UC 0079. During its service aboard White Base, the Guntank was upgraded so that one pilot could handle both piloting and gunnery functions from the head cockpit.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-77-2
Code name: Guncannon
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: September UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter
Dimensions: overall height 18.1 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 51.0 metric tons; max gross 70.0 metric tons
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 22600 kg, 4 x 1650 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.74 G; 180-degree turn time 2.0 seconds; maximum ground running speed 78 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x 240 mm cannon, variable independent-fire/fire-linked, 20 round magazine each, mounted over shoulders
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x spray missile launcher, mounted over shoulders in place of 240 mm cannons
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

"Guncannon, stand by for launch on Deck 2!" - Job John

The second of three mobile suit prototypes built under the Earth Federation's "Project V" during the One Year War, the RX-77-2 Guncannon was a step above the RX-75 Guntank in that it was a true mobile suit and not just a "mobile suit body on a tank." Like its brethren Guntank and RX-78-2 Gundam, the Guncannon used the same FF-X7 Core Fighter as an escape system for the pilot. Also like the Gundam, the Guncannon was one of the first mobile suits to use the energy cap-based beam rifle, as well as head-mounted vulcan guns for close range defense.

However, the Guncannon was designed as a mid-range fire support unit, and its primary armament was its shoulder-mounted 240 mm cannons. The main drawback to this was the cannons' limited ammunition supply, but an experienced pilot learned to use the ammo conservatively and effectively to stay in battle longer (as Guncannon pilot Kai Shiden had to learn the hard way).

Initially, only one RX-77-2 survived a Zeon attack on the Side 6 colony when Project V was uncovered, and this unit was transferred to the Federation assault carrier White Base, where it continued to serve until the end of the war. A second Guncannon unit was later pieced together and added to White Base's mobile suit complement, with the two units designated "C-108" and "C-109".
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I can take care of UC as well...my knowledge is really in depth to that saga anyway
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hey this is all a really good job.
i dont know specs on gundams but i would be interested.
prob is that i dont really have a good grasp of the above stuff.
could you try some "layman's terms" type stuff.
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Guest Peacecraft
thx that really helped me as you can tell im a newbie but i will soon break away from this status
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Hey that was interesting. Though I'm still processing most of it. Believe it or not I'm a very hard core Gundam fan. I had a band binder to do and almost allof it was covered in Gundam pic's. Then my parents get so irriated because most of the time all I do is talk about gundams and cool they would be if they were.... well .. um real. So yeah that all I have to say.
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Spikey [/i]
[B]General and Technical Data


Model number: RB-79
Code name: Ball
Unit type: combat support mobile pod
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in body
Dimensions: overall height 12.8 meters
Weight: empty 17.2 metric tons; max gross 25.0 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 400 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 24000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.96 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 4000 meters
Fixed armaments: 1 x 180 mm recoilless cannon, mounted on body

Technical and Historical Notes

With the Federation on the offensive and taking the war to the Principality of Zeon's home territory, the Earth Federal Forces needed to field more guns to support its somewhat limited number of RGM-79 GM mobile suit units. Their answer was to refit approximately 1200 civilian-model SP-W03 space construction pods with armor plating and a 180 mm recoilless cannon. Despite their limited firepower and low maneuverability, the Federal Forces would deploy this RB-79 Ball as mobile fleet defense units, protecting the Federation's ships while the GM mobile suits went on the attack.

Miscellaneous Information

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory/The Last Blitz of Zeon; Gundam Tactics Mobility Fleet 0079; Side Story of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny (game); Gundam: The Battle Master/Gundam Battle Assault
Original mechanical designer: Kunio OkawaraGeneral and Technical Data


Model number: RGM-79
Code name: GM
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 41.2 metric tons; max gross 58.8 metric tons
Construction: titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1250 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.94 G; 180-degree turn time 1.6 seconds; maximum ground running speed 102 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 1 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam spray gun, powered by rechargable energy cap; 100 mm machinegun, clip-fed; shield

Technical and Historical Notes

"There's lots of them!" - Letz Cofan
"It's a little different from the Gundam." - Kikka Kitamoto
"Now that you mention it, they're a LOT different." - Katz Hawin

Not initially taking the threat of "mobile suits" seriously, the Earth Federation was a latecomer during the One Year War when it came to development and production of its own mobile suits to counter the Principality of Zeon. Based on combat data from the RX-78-2 Gundam's "learning computer" system and experimental GM-type units such as the RGM-79[E], the Federation's first true mass-production unit was simply named the RGM-79 GM. Though the first GM units weren't available until UC November 0079, the Federation's material and manufacturing superiority allowed it to quickly catch up, fielding enough units in time to retake contested areas on Earth and to participate in the Federation's Operation Star One offensive on Zeon's space front.

The production-model GM was basically a simplified version of the original Gundam, eliminating some of the more complex and expensive features - such as the Core Block System and using normal titanium alloy armor instead of lunar titanium - to make it production faster and more economical. The GM only carried one beam saber instead of two, and had optional hand armaments of either a 100 mm machinegun or a short-range - but highly effective - beam spray gun. With the Federal Forces already on the offensive, the introduction of the GM units to the front lines assured the Federation's victory... and descendants of the GM line would continue to serve the Federation military for at least the next fifteen years.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-78-2
Code name: Gundam
Unit type: prototype close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: July UC 0079
First deployment: UC 18 September 0079
Accomodation: 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
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.93 G; 180-degree turn time 1.5 seconds (1.1 seconds after magnetic coating upgrade); maximum ground running speed 165 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5700 meters; "learning computer" system; re-entry coolant system; magnetic coated joints (subsequent field upgrade)
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargable energy cap; 380 mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber; beam javelin; hyper hammer; Gundam hammer; shield, can be optionally stored on backpack

Technical and Historical Notes

"The Federal Forces have built a mobile suit that powerful?!" - Denim

The third mobile suit developed under the Earth Federation's top-secret "Project V," the RX-78 Gundam series saw final assembly and rollout at the Side 7 colony under the supervision of engineer Lieutenant Tem Ray. Three prototypes were constructed, although only one unit, the RX-78-2, survived a Zeon attack on Side 7 when Project V was discovered by Zeon Lieutenant Commander Char Aznable. The RX-78-2, having been commandeered by Ray's young son Amuro, fended off the attack and was transferred to the assault carrier White Base. Amuro Ray would continue to serve as the Gundam's pilot for the remainder of the One Year War, being White Base's mobile front line of defense.

The Gundam was designed as a fast, close-combat mobile suit and was the first to feature several new technologies, including the energy cap-based beam rifle (making the Gundam the first mobile suit to pack the firepower of a battleship) and beam saber. Although designed with "high performance" in mind, the Gundam was simply outmatched by its own pilot: Amuro's emerging Newtype abilities would increasingly allow him to push the Gundam beyond its design limits. This had the often-annoying result of the Gundam's motors and joints getting burned-out or overloaded simply because it couldn't keep up with Amuro's reflexes. A later field upgrade which involved coating the joints with an electromagnetic solution, thus reducing the motors' and joints' friction, increased the Gundam's performance to a point where it could keep up with Amuro's reaction time. Another factor that contributed to the Gundam's success was its "learning computer" system, which allowed the mobile suit to "learn" from - and adapt to - the pilot's input. The data from the learning computer system would later be incorporated into the Federation's first mass-production model mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM.

The Gundam's service record - and that of Amuro Ray - would continually draw the attention of the Zeon forces - and particularly Char Aznable - until the end of the war... thus providing the distraction the Federation military needed to complete construction of its GM units at its Jaburo base on Earth. The Gundam was finally destroyed at the Battle of A Bao A Qu in a fight against Char Aznable, piloting the MSN-02 Zeong mobile suit, although Amuro survived. As fate would have it, of course, the Gundam itself would become the most famous mobile suit of the One Year War - even more famous than its young pilot, Amuro Ray, whose own abilities were the keys to the Gundam's performance, perhaps more so than the abilities of the Gundam itself.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-75-4
Code name: Guntank
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0075
First deployment: September UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter; co-pilot/gunner in canopy-style cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 15.6 meters; head height 15.0 meters
Weight: empty 56.0 metric tons; max gross 80.0 metric tons
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 878 kW
Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2; rocket thrusters: 88000 kg total
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.10 G; maximum ground driving speed 70 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 180 mm cannon, fire-linked, 30 round magazine each, mounted over shoulders; 2 x 4-tube 40 mm rocket launcher, mounted on arms

Technical and Historical Notes

"Here we go, Hayato! Take the cannons' safeties off once we clear the ship!" - Ryu Jose

The first Earth Federation mobile suit developed under their top-secret "Project V", the RX-75 Guntank was hardly a mobile suit at all. Developed four years prior to the outbreak of the One Year War, the Guntank was nothing more than a fusion of a tank with the upper torso and arms of a mobile suit, and was originally intended to serve as an anti-MS unit when rumors of Zeon's first mobile suits reached the Federation. Despite this apparently faltering first step, the Guntank packed a serious punch as a heavy fire support and artillery unit. The Guntank was also somewhat unique in that its piloting and gunnery requirements were originally split up between two cockpits: a gunner's station in the head, and a standard cockpit in the torso. The Guntank, like its Project V brethren RX-77-2 Guncannon and RX-78-2 Gundam, featured the core block system, which allowed the Guntank's upper torso to be ejected to continue operating as a fixed gun emplacement while the torso pilot ejected the core block to keep fighting in a FF-X7 Core Fighter.

The first RX-75s were deployed for testing and trials at the Federation's research base on the Side 6 colony. However, only one unit - the RX-75-4 - survived an attack when Project V was discovered by Zeon forces in September UC 0079. This last unit was transferred to the assault carrier White Base, where it operated as a support/defensive unit until it was decommissioned at the Federation's Jaburo military headquarters in November UC 0079. During its service aboard White Base, the Guntank was upgraded so that one pilot could handle both piloting and gunnery functions from the head cockpit.

General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-77-2
Code name: Guncannon
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federal Forces "Project V"
Operator: Earth Federal Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: September UC 0079
Accomodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter
Dimensions: overall height 18.1 meters; head height 17.5 meters
Weight: empty 51.0 metric tons; max gross 70.0 metric tons
Construction: lunar titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 22600 kg, 4 x 1650 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.74 G; 180-degree turn time 2.0 seconds; maximum ground running speed 78 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60 mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x 240 mm cannon, variable independent-fire/fire-linked, 20 round magazine each, mounted over shoulders
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x spray missile launcher, mounted over shoulders in place of 240 mm cannons
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

"Guncannon, stand by for launch on Deck 2!" - Job John

The second of three mobile suit prototypes built under the Earth Federation's "Project V" during the One Year War, the RX-77-2 Guncannon was a step above the RX-75 Guntank in that it was a true mobile suit and not just a "mobile suit body on a tank." Like its brethren Guntank and RX-78-2 Gundam, the Guncannon used the same FF-X7 Core Fighter as an escape system for the pilot. Also like the Gundam, the Guncannon was one of the first mobile suits to use the energy cap-based beam rifle, as well as head-mounted vulcan guns for close range defense.

However, the Guncannon was designed as a mid-range fire support unit, and its primary armament was its shoulder-mounted 240 mm cannons. The main drawback to this was the cannons' limited ammunition supply, but an experienced pilot learned to use the ammo conservatively and effectively to stay in battle longer (as Guncannon pilot Kai Shiden had to learn the hard way).

Initially, only one RX-77-2 survived a Zeon attack on the Side 6 colony when Project V was uncovered, and this unit was transferred to the Federation assault carrier White Base, where it continued to serve until the end of the war. A second Guncannon unit was later pieced together and added to White Base's mobile suit complement, with the two units designated "C-108" and "C-109". [/B][/QUOTE]
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On the regular theOtaku.com (not the boards) you can find out all sorts of GW stuff. It even has animation of diferent gundams fighting and stuff. Very cool, has pics, all the White Fang and OZ suits as well. Props to whoever did that. However, the submitted info looks a lot like you may have gotten it from there. Maybe there is just some universal gundam site that you all got it from. And for newbs, if you really want to get into GW, I suggest Endless Waltz because it covers all of the past stuff. Or you can think of it this way... $200+ for the series, or $15.99 for the one tape. Case in point. Anyhoo, see ya all around, future gundam otakus. (I JUST BECAME ONE WOOT!!!)
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