The MSA-008 (RGM-87) Bar-GM is a mass-produced mobile suit that appears in Under the Gundam: Double-Fake.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
With the end of the Gryps Conflict and dissolution of the Titans, the Earth Federation initially scheduled the retirement of the many RMS-154 Barzam units that survived. Due the Barzam's performance, the EFF sought to utilize the remaining machines and were soon converted into the Bar-GM, which was also placed into limited mass production, re-designated and formally adopted as the MSA-008/RGM-87. The Bar-GM features many components from the mainstay Federation and AEUG MS at the time, such as the RGM-86R GM III, and drastically changed its looks from the original Barzam.
- Beam Rifle
- The standard ranged armament of the many mobile suits is the beam rifle. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. Like most beam weapons of the period, it is powered by a replaceable energy cap. If the beam rifle runs out of energy, the current energy cap can be removed and replaced by a new one, which is stored on the unit's shield. The beam rifle is the same standard rifle that the Nemo uses.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Federation mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The GM III is equipped with two beam sabers stored in backpack recharge racks that are taken from the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II's design.
- Vulcan Gun Pod
- A standard armament of the mobile suits that are descended from the Earth Federation Forces. These head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but have little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits; however, the vulcan gun can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. These weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles. It is the same headphone styled vulcan pod that its successor, the Barzam uses.
The Bar-GM was known to have been deployed in UC 0090 by EFF forces to resist an attack by the anti-Earth Federation militant group Colorde on Texas Colony at Side 5. To avoid reminiscence of Titans, the Bar-GM got modified to give them GM-type look.
|Under the Gundam: Double-Fake Mechanics|
|Monotone Mouse Company|
J Gundam | Junior Mobile Suit | Petite Mobile Suit
Middle Mobile Suit | MWS-19051G D Gundam "First" | MWS-19051G-2 D Gundam "Second"
|Earth Federation Forces|
Gundam Kazaki Custom | MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-004K Nemo III | MSA-008 Bar-GM | Nemo Kai | RGD-X1 GD Striker | RGD-X2 GD Cannon | RGD-X3 GD Burstliner | RGM-89B Jegan Custom | RGX-D3 D Gundam "Third" | RGX-D4 D Gundam "Fourth" | RMS-179 GM II
Musai-class | Salamis-class
| Mobile Suit|
AMS-119 Geara Doga | AMX-002 Gaza-B | AMX-003S Gaza-C Custom | AMX-011C Zaku III Late Type | AMX-011C Zaku III Late Type Land Use | AMX-012 Guza | AMX-013 Zssa Dain | AMX-016 Gaza-W | AMX-102C Zssa Kai | AMX-121 Quel Doga | Doga | MSN-03 Jagd Doga | MSN-X4 Bagwi Doga