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The RGM-79[E] GM Early Type is an early version of the RGM-79C GM Type C. It first appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team series.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The RGM-79[E] GM Early Type is an early model GM mobile suit used as a test machine to gather data for the Earth Federation's first true mass production mobile suit. The RGM-79[E] GM Early Type's equipment was optimized for use in space.


  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
A standard armament of the mobile suits descended from the Earth Federation Forces's RX series is a pair of head mounted 60mm vulcan guns. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but little power, and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. They are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
  • Beam Saber
The GM Early Type is equipped with a beam saber stored in its backpack. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It is capable of cutting through any metal not treated with anti-beam coating.
  • HWF GMG·MG79-90mm Bullpup Machine Gun
The bullpup machine gun is an open-bolt, gas-operated, magazine-fed, mobile suit handheld sub-machine gun. It does not require energy to be used, however it is ineffective against heavy armor. When the magazine is empty, it can be discarded and replaced with a new one.


During the One Year War, the Federation attempted to mass produce a mobile suit to counter the Principality of Zeon's mobile suit forces. With the RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type already deployed on Earth, the RGM-79[E] GM Early Type was deployed in space. Combined with the learning system from the RX-78-2 Gundam, the GM Early Type was later mass produced as the GM Kai. Since it was only deployed for testing purposes, the GM Early Type was armed with only a machine gun, a beam saber and two vulcan guns.

The only known record of a GM Early Type being used was during October UC 0079. Ace pilot Sergeant Terry Sanders, Jr. was leading a team of GMs when the entire team was wiped out singlehandedly by a MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type. Sanders' GM was the only unit that survived the incident, but the GM itself was badly damaged and eventually rescued by Shiro Amada piloting a RB-79K Ball Type K.


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