The RGM-122 Javelin Prototype is an experimental mobile suit. It first appeared in the V-MSV.
Technology and Combat Characteristics
As a test-bed unit, the Javelin Prototype used the body of the RGM-119 Jamesgun with experimental parts of RGM-122 Javelin. At first, the number '122' wasn't on on the right shoulder of the unit. Only after after the numbered designation of the RGM-122 Javelin Prototype was approved that it was painted.
- Vulcan Gun
- A standard armament of the mobile suits that are descended from the Earth Federation Forces's RX series is a pair of head-mounted, fire-linked 60mm vulcan guns. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
- Beam Shield
- The Javelin Prototype is equipped with a beam shield generator on its left arm. Thanks to their increased generator output, the scaled-down mobile suits of this era are able to use beam technology for defensive purposes. Unlike an I-field generator, which is effective only against beam attacks, the beam shield blocks both beam and projectile weapons. The beam shield generates a plane of energy similar to the blade of a beam saber. This plane is divided into multiple sections, which can be turned on or off as needed to conserve energy. Individual sections are also automatically deactivated whenever they're in danger of coming into contact with the mobile suit itself.
- Beam Saber
- The Beam Saber emits high-energy Minovsky particles to form a blade-shaped I-field (via manipulation of electromagnetic fields), and then fills this I-field shell with superheated Minovsky particle plasma to produce an effective cutting blade. The termination of the I-field along a solid contact surface allows the plasma to eat away at the offending material until the I-field reestablishes itself, allowing the weapon to "cut" through almost any target. The Javelin Prototype is equipped with two beam sabers for melee combat.
- Beam Rifle
- The Javelin Prototype uses a standard beam rifle for combat that is powered by the latest in rechargeable energy cap technology.
The RGM-122 Javelin Prototype was developed by Anaheim Electronics, to serve as a testbed to test various equipment to be used by the final version RGM-122 Javelin which was being built for the Earth Federation Forces to serve as one of their mainstream suits.