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RGC-80 GM Cannon

Unit Type

Mass Production Artillery Mobile Suit

Appearances

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Real World

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Model Number
  • RGC-80
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General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.4 meters60.367 ft
    724.409 in
Head Height
  • 18 meters59.055 ft
    708.661 in
Max Weight
  • 65.3 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 49.9 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 976 kW1,308.837 hp
Sensor Range
  • 6000 meters19,685.039 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 0.97 G
Max Speed
  • 83 km/h51.574 mph
Rocket Thrusters
  • 63500 kg139,993.497 lb
    69.997 tons
Armaments
  • 240mm Cannon searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
Optional Equipment
  • Beam Spray Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 100mm Machine Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png

The RGC-80 GM Cannon is a mass-produced artillery mobile suit, it is a variant of the RGM-79 GM. The unit is featured in the original design series Mobile Suit Variations and in the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

With the failure of the RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type, the Federation designers took the gathered data and developed the RGC-80 GM Cannon, correcting the problems encountered in the predecessor model.

Deemed successful and put into production in late UC 0079, the topweight balance and recoil problems suffered by the Test Type were addressed by mounting only one 240mm rocket-assisted projectile cannon and adding heavier armor to the hip skirt as well as the legs. The GM Cannon still possesses 60% parts commonality with the RGM-79 and could also carry the same hand weapons and shields as its general-purpose sibling.

Armaments

  • 240mm Cannon
  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
  • 100mm Machine Gun
  • Beam Rifle
  • Beam Spray Gun
  • Shield

History

Initially only six RGC-80 GM Cannons would be produced and fielded. These six GM Cannons would serve as part of the Earth Federation's campaign to retake the North American continent. By the time the Earth Federation had recaptured California Base from the Principality of Zeon forces on North America's Pacific Coast, the GM Cannons had proven themselves on the field of combat and the unit was approved for mass-production. Forty-four additional GM Cannons would be constructed and distributed to various Earth Federation battalions around the Earth to assist in driving the Zeon Military Force back out into space. Some units would be sent to Africa, while one was assigned to ace pilot Lydo Wolf and painted in his trademark black custom colors, and others were used by famous teams such as the White Dingos.

The RGC-80 GM Cannon would continue to see active service even after the One Year War and into the Gryps Conflict in UC 0087.

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