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RGM-79FP GM Striker

Rgm-79fp
Unit Type

Prototype Close Quarters Combat Ground Mobile Suit

Appearances

MSV

Profile

Model Number
  • RGM-79FP
Developed from
Developed into
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.0 meters59.055 ft
    708.661 in
Max Weight
  • 76.3 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 50.2 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1250 kW1,676.278 hp
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Armor

Movement

Rocket Thrusters
  • 92000 kg202,825.224 lb
    101.413 tons
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Twin Beam Spear searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • Combat Visor searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Heavy Armor
Optional Equipment
  • 100mm Machine Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Spike Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png

The RGM-79FP GM Striker is a ground close-quarters combat mobile suit and variation of the RGM-79 GM. It was featured in the original design series Harmony of Gundam, the manga series Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!! and its sequel manga series Mobile Suit Gundam Katana.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A close-combat variant of the RGM-79C GM Type C, the GM Striker features heavy armor that can withstand most light weapons used by Zeon mobile suits. The GM Striker focuses on close combat with only a standard 100mm machine gun to engage in range combat. For melee combat, however, it has a choice between a standard beam saber, a spike shield, and a long twin beam spear that was based on the RX-78-2 Gundam's beam javelin. The reach of the twin beam spear makes it very effective counter to the MS-07B Gouf's heat rod. It features improved thrusters on the legs with higher output to increase its combat capabilities.

Armaments

  • Beam Saber
The GM Striker mounts a single beam saber on a backpack- mounted recharge rack.
  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
Standard head mounted vulcan guns used by Earth Federation Mobile Suits.
  • Twin Beam Spear
A pole-arm weapon derived from the RX-78-2 Gundam's beam javelin, that mounts a pair of beam sabers at its head. The long reach of the weapon gives the GM Striker a considerable advantage in melee combat.
  • 100mm Machine Gun
The 100mm machine gun was one of several optional ranged armaments that the Earth Federation regularly equipped their early GM mobile suits with. Though not as powerful as the GM's beam spray gun the 100mm machine gun has greater range. And unlike the beam spray gun which has a very limited number of shots and must be recharged using special facilities, the fact that the machine gun can be reloaded in the field and has a greater ammo capacity allows a pilot to be less conservative with ammunition. Also the 100mm machine gun is cheaper to produce, making it a cost effective weapon.
  • Spike Shield
A spike shield is a type of defensive armament composed of a thick shaped sheet of metal with several spike protrusions with the primary purpose of blocking attacks that the mobile suit cannot dodge. Any shield can be used as a bludgeon in melee combat but the addition of thick metal spikes increases the damage the enemy mobile suit will receive.

System Features

  • Combat Visor
Adds extra protection to the head mounted sensors. The head vulcans are rendered unuseable as the armor plating covers the area where the vulcans are located.
  • Heavy Armor
Heavy armor is mounted all over the body of the GM Striker. It increases the GM Striker's defensive capabilities, providing extra protection against the light weapons used by Zeon's mobile suits through shock absorption.

History

A small number of GM Striker units were deployed, being mainly operated by ace pilots with high proficiency and combat experience. One unit piloted by Nemesis unit's Yuji Arcana featured performance improvements for data collection purposes. Taking advantage of his experience in boxing, Yuji defeated opponents with minimal damage in close-combat with his GM Striker. This particular unit was active in the North American front and earned the nickname "Zombie GM."

Variants

Picture Gallery

Notes

  • In Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight (also known as 'Crossfire'), the GM Striker's Twin Beam Spear keeps turning into a twin-bladed scythe similar to the one used by Gundam Deathscythe Hell from Gundam Wing. The GM Striker is also the GM variant with the highest total stats, having most of its points in power, speed, turning and boost, but 1/8 in aim, which doesn't matter anyway, since the GM Striker only comes armed with the spear and its shield, while the 'aim' attribute determines how little recoil ranged weapons have.

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