RGC-80 GM Cannon
|Developed from||RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type|
|First Seen||0079 U.C.|
|Last Seen||0087 U.C.|
|Manufacturer||Earth Federation Forces|
|Operator||Earth Federation Forces|
|Known Pilots||Lydo Wolf|
|Overall Height||18.4 meters60.367 ft |
|Head Height||18 meters59.055 ft |
|Max Weight||65.3 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||49.9 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||976 kW1,308.837 hp|
|Sensor Range||6000 meters19,685.039 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)|
|Max Acceleration||0.97 G|
|Max Speed||83 km/h51.574 mph|
|Rocket Thrusters||63500 kg139,993.497 lb |
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 240 mm 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.
- 240mm Cannon
- 60mm Head Vulcan Guns
- Beam Rifle
- Beam Spray Gun
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, and others were used by famous teams such as the White Dingos.