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The RGM-79C GM Type C (aka GM Kai) is an improved version of one of the Earth Federation Forces' first mass production mobile suit, the RGM-79(E) GM Early Type. It first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

This improved model of the GM Early Type was similar to its predecessor in overall capabilities. However, the C-Type featured greatly improved thrust and maneuverability. Furthermore, its armaments was added with several new weapons, most of them also fielded by the standard RGM-79 GM and its variants.

Armaments

  • 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 Kai is equipped with a beam saber stored on the left side of the backpack. It is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. Some GM Kais were fielded with 2 beam sabers.
  • 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.
  • HFW-GR·MR82-90mm GM Rifle
The GM Rifle is a simple shell-firing machine gun that is based on older technologies, it has no where near the power of a beam rifle, but can be cheaply produced and easily maintained. It features different barrel, sensor unit, stock and magazine configurations that allows for different ballistic and handling properties. The ammunition is stored in spare clips that can be replaced when they are used up.
  • BLASH HB-L-07/N-STD Hyper Bazooka
Technically a large rocket launcher it could fire several 360mm missiles to attack targets at long range. No mass-production MS's armor is able to stop this weapon. While very powerful, it has a slow rate of fire and a fairly little amount of ammunition. Most oftenly used to take out slow, heavily armored targets.
  • NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm Cannon
The Type 09 artillery cannon fires a 180x800 millimeter HE round and is loaded with an eight (8) round box magazine. Maximum effective range 3.0 kilometers. Features include a swivel-out forward hand grip and top carrying handle.
  • BLASH XBR-X-79YK Long-Range Beam Rifle
A long-range beam rifle mounted with a high-powered scope, allowing the pilot to hit distant targets with pinpoint accuracy. The rifle can be powered via one of two ways; either the GM Type C charges the rifle's E-Cap for more than two minutes and it can only fire two shots per charge, or the E-Cap is bypassed and the rifle is connected via cable to an external power supply and cooling system. This second method has higher output, range and longer beam irradiation time, allowing the weapon to destroy a space cruiser in a single shot. When equipped with this weapon, the GM Type C's head would be retrofitted with a movable goggle, similar to the one of the RGM-79SP GM Sniper II, that contains an additional sensor system; this goggle would cover the suit's head visor during sniping.
  • BR-M-79C-3 Beam Spray Gun
An enhanced version of the Federation’s successfully developed BR-M-79C-1, the C-3 was introduced late in the One Year War. This model was shorter than the C-1 and featured a new sensor system. This targeting system allows the weapon itself to acquire targets rather than relying exclusively on the GM’s head sensors like the C-1. The beam spray gun has a power rating of 1.5 MW and is powered by a rechargeable energy cap.
  • BOWA·BR-S-85-C2 Beam Rifle
The standard ranged armament of many mobile suits is the beam rifle. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. The beam rifle has a power rating of 1.9 MW and is powered by a rechargeable energy cap.
  • BOWA-XBR-M-79-07G Beam Rifle
The same beam rifle as used by the RX-78-2 Gundam, it is powered by an E-Cap anad fires charged concentrations of Minovsky particles as ammunition. As the Minovsky particles destroy matter on a molecular scale, the beam rifle can penetrate even the thickest armor and destroy its target with a single shot. One weakness of the rifle was its energy limits, it could only fire 16 shots.
  • BOWA XBC-M-83D-2C Beam Carbine
  • HWF GR MLR79-90mm Long Rifle
This weapon utilizes the system weapon construction of the HWF GMG·MG79 machine gun to create a dockable-type long barrel rifle. Though the long barrel would typically place this weapon in the sniper rifle category, when combined with the 120 round box magazine, the weapon can also be utilized as a squad support weapon.
  • Gundam Hammer
The Gundam Hammer was essentially a large spiked ball attached to a chain. It was used to give the MS using it a ranged melee weapon. The MS could either throw or swing the Hammer around itself in order to impact and damage its target through the sheer mass of the hammer.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-007 Shield
Shields are simple in their design, being essentially thick slabs of metal that the equipped mobile suit can use to absorb the impact from attacks that, for whatever reason, cannot be dodged. However shields can only withstand so much pressure before becoming damaged themselves. Shields are also treated with an anti-beam coating to defend against beam weapons which can normally penetrate any physical barrier, however the coating gets gradually burned away each time a beam strikes it until it is rendered useless.
  • RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
Mounted on either forearm, this is the same shield as used by the Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type. Mount latch and joint/pivot mount position retracted for protection or extended for slashing or punching attacks. Can be thrust into the ground and used as an elevated weapon firing position. Features include top carrying handle and shield claw.

History

The GM Type C was introduced in the final days of the One Year War, participating in the Battle of A Baoa Qu and the attack of the asteroid base's E Field. After the war ended, the Earth Federation Forces (EFF) began a massive restructuring and rebuilding of its military strength. Finally recognizing that mobile suit warfare was here to stay they set about improving on their own mass-produced MS, the RGM-79 GM. The RGM-79C GM Kai unit became the standard production model for front-line units, gradually phasing out the older GM. Ultimately, because the GM Kai's performance is only mildly improved over its predecessor, the EFF would continue to design and build many other GM descendants, such as the RGM-79N GM Custom and RGM-79Q GM Quel. However none of these designs proved to possess what the Earth Federation was looking for and the RGM-79C GM Kai would remain the mainstay unit of the Earth Federation until the development of the RMS-179 GM II and the RMS-106 Hizack.

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Notes and Trivia

Reference

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MS IGLOO Mechanics
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Principality of Zeon
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Mobile Suit
EMS-10 Zudah | GM Camouf | MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06 Zaku II (Propellant Unit) | MS-06C Zaku II Early Production Type | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06JC Zaku II | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | MS-06S Zaku II Patrol Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-14 Gelgoog | MSM-07Di Ze'Gok
Mobile Armour
MA-05Ad Big Rang
Mobile Tank
YMT-05 Hildolfr
Mobile Pod
MP-02A Oggo

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Observation Boat | OP-02c Observation Pod | YOP-04 Balor
Support Weapon
QEX-04M Aegir
Transporter / Supply Ship
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QCX-76A Jormungand
Earth Federation
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MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06JC Zaku II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball | RB-79K Ball Type K | RB-79N Fisheye

Land Vehicle
Type 61 Tank
Submarine
Jukon-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X7Bst-II Core Booster II Interceptor Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
Columbus-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class


Char's Deleted Affair Mechanics
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Principality of Zeon/Axis Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-09R4 Psycommu Rick Dom | MS-09RN-2 Tusche Schwarz | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14Jg Gelgoog Jäger | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MS-14U Gelgoog (Outer Space Type) | MS-18E Kämpfer | MSN-02 Perfect Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
AMA-00GR Zero GR | MAN-08 Elmeth

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Scout Shuttle
Transporter / Supply Ship
Komusai | Yukimizuki
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwazine-class | Musai-class | Musai-class Final Production Type | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79GS GM Command Space Type | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79SP GM Sniper II | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Pegasus-class | Salamis-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RMS-099 Rick Dias

Mother Ship
Argama-class


Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans
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MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C Powered GM | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" | RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen" | RX-81FC G-Line Full Custom
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball | RB-79C Ball Type C
Other
RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

Land Vehicle
Command Vehicle
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-XII Core Fighter II | FF-XII-Fb Core Fighter II Full Burnern | Patrol Vessel
Transporter / Supply Ship
C-88 Medea | Columbus Kai class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Birmingham-class | LMSD-76 Gray Phantom | Magellan Kai-class | MSC-07 Albion | Pegasus-class | Salamis Kai-class
Super Weapon
Solar System II
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/Axis Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-09RS Rick Dom Anavel Gato Custom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MS-14Fs Gelgoog Marine Commander Type | MS-21C Dra-C | MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | YMS-09R-2 Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei | YMS-16M Xamel
Mobile Armour
AMX-002 Neue Ziel | MA-06 Val Walo

Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Hohsenka
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Komusai II | Papua-class | Pazock-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwanban-class | Gwazine-class | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar II-class
Anaheim Electronics
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Civilians
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Colony Corporation Ship


Blazing Shadow Mechanics
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Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
EMS-10F Zudah F | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-09B Dom | MS-09F/Br Dom Barrage | MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type [Falaq] | YMS-23C Ghoul
Mobile Armour
Genbu | MA-04X-3 Umgarna

Transporter
Komusai
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Musai-class
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C[G] GM Type-C[G] | RGM-79CA GM Raid | RGM-79CA GM Raid Light | RGM-79FP-S1 GM Striker EX (Metal Spider) | RGM-79SP GM Sniper II
Space Pirate/Shutendouji
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type [Gald Kureiz use] | RGM-79GB High Boost GM | RGM-79N GM Custom (Silver Haze) | RGM-7979N GM Custom (Silver Haze EX) | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Saber Booster
Maria Shield Corporation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79R GM II (Maria Shield co.)


The Flag of Titans Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 (Advanced Hrairoo) | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79CR GM Type C High Mobility Type | RGM-79EW EWAC GM | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79Q GM Quel [Hazel Reserve Unit] | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III High Mobility Type | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III Medium Range Support Type | RMS-106C Hizack Cannon | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-154 Barzam | RMS-179 GM II | RX-107 Rosette | RX-107 Rosette Enhanced Land Battle Form | RX-107 Rosette Enhanced Land Battle Form (Prototype) | RX-107 TR-4 (Dandelion) | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] Full Armor Form | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] High Mobility Form | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Icarus Unit | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Sniper Unit | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Sub Arm Unit | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 (Hazel-Rah) | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 (Hazel-Rah) Second Form | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel II] | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) Last Shooting version | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) w/ Gigantic Arm Unit | RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 (Advanced Hazel) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay-Rah II) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay-Rah II) Cruise Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Advanced Kehaar II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Gaplant II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hazel II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hi-Zack II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hrairoo II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hyzenthlay II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hyzenthlay II-Rah) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Kehaar II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Queenly) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Queenly) Full Armor Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort) Gigantic Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort-Rah) | YRMS-106 Hizack Pre-Production Type | YRMS-106+BL-85X Bizack TR-2 (Bigwig)
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 (Kehaar) | NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 (Kehaar) Space Type | ORX-005 Gaplant | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Fiver] | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 (Hrairoo) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Dandelion II)
Other
RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Fiver II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Inle] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Psyco Inle)

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X29A G-Parts (Hrududu) | FF-X29A G-Parts (Hrududu II) | Primrose | Primrose II
Transporter / Supply Ship
Space Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F Zaku II (Stutzer) | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type | MS-09R Rick Dom (Stutzer) | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-14A Gelgoog (Stutzer) | MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai II
Mother Ship
Zanzibar-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo Cannon | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Stutzer) | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-179 GM II
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Asshimar


Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-117 Galbaldy β | RMS-119 EWAC Zack | RMS-179 GM II | TGM-79C GM Canard | TGM-79C GM Cannes
Mobile Armour
Dagui | ORX-005 Gaplant | ORX-005CS Gaplant Custom Erisia Special

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Temptation-class
Supply Ship
Antietam-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Garuda-class | Musai-class | Salamis Kai-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSS-008 Le Cygne | MSS-009 Gemeaux | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Transporter / Supply Ship
Antietam-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class
Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-14A Gelgoog | Petite Mobile Suit | RMS-106 Hizack | TGM-79C GM Canard | YMS-18 Kämpfer Prototype

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber
Transporter / Supply Ship
Pazock-class


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
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Keraunos /AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack (Epidendrum) | RMS-106 Hizack (Keraunos Squad) | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

Land Battleship
Heavy Fork-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II | PVN.4/3 Wappa
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerado
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson


Anaheim Laboratory Log Mechanics
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AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-005X-1 Methuss X-1 | MSA-005X-2 Methuss X-2 | MSA-005X-3 Methuss X-3 | MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79N GM Custom | RMS-179 GM II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FXA-08R-X1 Proto Mega Rider
Titans
Mobile Suit
RGM-79SP GM Sniper II | RX-80PR-4 Pale Rider DII
Axis Zeon
Mobile Suit
MS-09RSS Dowas Custom | MS-14J ReGelgu | MS-17 Galbaldy α | MS-17R Galbaldy α High Mobility Type | MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom