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The RGC-80 Prototype GM Cannon is a prototype Earth Federation Forces artillery mobile suit. It is featured in the Mobile Suit Variation series and MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

When the Earth Federation Forces finally began mass-producing the RGM-79 GM in the final months of the One Year War, it was decided that a mid-range fire support unit is needed to aid the GM units. Rather than waste time designing a new mobile suit from scratch, and then straining their resources on new production lines to build this new unit, the Federation Forces simply decided to produce a variant of the standard GM to fill the void.

The Federation's initial attempt was the RGC-80 Prototype GM Cannon. The Prototype GM Cannon was little more than a normal GM with a RX-77-2 Guncannon's head and dual 360mm shoulder-mounted cannons. However there was a critical flaw in this design - the shoulder cannons were too heavy for the light frame of the GM, and the suit suffered from severe recoil and balance issues when the cannons were fired.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
Dual head-mounted, 60mm caliber, triple-barreled gatling cannons. Each gun is loaded with 400 rounds of ammunition and fires at a rate of 1600 rounds per minute. Primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles or other lightly armored targets.
  • 360mm Cannon
A pair of 360mm Cannon are mounted on the shoulders, and fed by an internal magazine located inside the main body of the Prototype GM Cannon. While presumably having more power and longer range compared to the Guncannon's 240mm cannons, they are also heavier and this caused the Prototype GM Cannon to suffer from severe recoil and balance issues when firing them.
  • Beam Spray Gun
A Beam Spray Gun is essentially a beam rifle in a smaller, weaker form. It has a smaller focusing coil which results in a less powerful, and a more scattered shot. As a result of this, the beam spray gun is less effective at long range, but is better at close range due to a more spread out shot, similar to a shotgun effect. While the beam spray gun is less powerful than the beam rifle, it has been shown to be able to penetrate the armor of a Rick Dom - one of the most heavily armored mobile suits of the One Year War.

History

The Prototype GM Cannon was deemed insufficient, and the Federation's researchers and engineers went back to rework the design, producing the RGC-80 GM Cannon as their final product.

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MSV-R Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B | FA-78(G) Full Armor Gundam Ground Type
Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type | RX-78SP Gunner Gundam
Ball's variations
RB-79F Ball Type F | RB-79M Ball Type M

Submarine
Lockwood-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-S5 Raven Sword | FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter | FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan004 | G-Fighter Assault Landing Type | G-Fighter Bomber Type | G-Fighter Space Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry
Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
Other
MSM-06 Jurick

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
Cruiser / Mother Ship
CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class

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