Technology & Combat Characteristics
A GM Quel for un-regular Titans troops, it features a minor cosmetic change (unlike the Titans' trademark color, the mobile suits have been painted in red and white Federation colors). Other than that, the GM Quel (Konpeitoh Army Specification) has the same performance as a standard GM Quel.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- A standard armament of the RGM series of mobile suits is a pair of head mounted 60mm vulcan guns. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power, however, they are effective at close range and is commonly employed as a deterrence tactic to keep an enemy mobile suit from getting too close. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
- XB-G-1065H Beam Saber
- Standard weapon for melee combat for Earth Federation mobile suits is the beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. This weapon emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-field and is capable of cutting through any metal alloy. The only way to block a beam saber is to counter with another beam saber or to use armor that has been treated with an anti-beam coating. This MS has one mounted in a recharge rack in the backpack behind the right shoulder.
- HFW-GR*MR82 90mm GM Rifle
- The main weapon of this MS. 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 it is a weapon that 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.
- BOWA*BR-S-85-C2 Beam Rifle
- An optional long-range weapon that has much more power than the GM Rifle. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. This is the same model used by the RMS-179 GM II and MSA-003 Nemo, which has a power rating of 1.9 MW and is powered by a rechargeable energy cap.
- BOWA·XBR-M84a "Short Barrel" Beam Rifle
- This is the same model used by the RX-121 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel) produced by Konpeitoh Arsenal. The particle beam fired from the beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. Unlike most beam weapons of the period, which draws power from an E-Cap, it is powered by a newly-developed replaceable E-Pac.
- RGM*M-Sh-ABT/S-00195 Shield
- A shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields have been treated with an anti-beam coating allowing it to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. This model is effective at blocking both ranged and melee attacks. It can be equipped on either arm and is treated with a Beam resistant coating. It can also carry two spare magazines for the GM Rifle.
The units which make up the Titans can be divided into two major categories. In one category are the regular Titans units comprised of Earthnoid officers, and in the other, temporary Titans units made up of ordinary Earth Federation Forces (EFF) conscripted according to the scale and requirements of the operation. This RGM-79Q GM Quel belongs to one of the latter, and was assigned to an ordinary unit from the Konpeitoh forces when it was conscripted by the Titans. When ordinary units are conscripted into the Titans, they normally continue using their existing machines, but on this occasion the pilots have been supplied with the GM Quel used by regular Titans units in order to raise the "quality" of the overall force. However, because the Titans leadership is uncomfortable with ordinary soldiers using their black MS, the color has been changed to that of the standard EFF units. Because the Konpeitoh forces version is intended for use under the command of the Titans Test Team, it is equipped with the same beam rifle and energy pack holders.