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The RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type) is a variant of the RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom. It was first featured in the original design series MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom was an advanced variant of the GM Series mainly used by veteran pilots. Less than 50 units were built, and they were frequently modified based on their pilot's preferences, leading to various custom units being identified on the battlefield. The GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type) is an example, it is armed with additional missile launchers to enhance its weaponry, and its backpack is modified with additional thrusters for higher mobility. As the missile launchers are a hasty addition, their effectiveness in battle is unknown, but they may have been effective in close range combat.

Armaments

  • Missile Launcher
A pair of mid-range, mobile suit-use missile launchers are mounted on the backpack of the GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type) for heavier firepower. These missile launchers are modified from portable, ground-use units. While the modifications of the missile launchers for equipping onto the machine are simple, the change in the avionics, which includes the Fire Control System (FCS), are not so easy. The FCS for the missile launchers are likely similar to that for close combat, requiring direct aiming/sight on the cockpit monitor screen. Undeniably, the missile launchers are an hasty improvement, but they seem to have certain effect in battle, shooting down enemy units like Zaku II during the Battle of A Baoa Qu.
  • Beam Spray Gun
A standard beam spray gun could be mounted on a storage rack on the calf of the GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type). It is powered by a rechargeable e-cap. As the effective range of the beam spray gun is quite short, it serves perfectly as a close range or holdout weapon.
  • R-4 Type Beam Rifle
A high performance, long range beam rifle produced specifically for use by the GM Sniper Custom. Serves as the suit's main armament.
  • Beam Saber
As with most other EFF mobile suits, the GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type) is armed with a beam saber for close combat. It is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor, and uses Minovsky particles held in place by an I-Field to form an effective cutting surface that can slice through nearly any material not tread with anti-beam coating. The GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)'s single beam saber is mounted in a box-shaped device fixed on the forearm, and is thus also known as a 'Box Beam Saber'. It is capable of emitting its beam blade while stored, allowing for direct use, it can also be taken out from its box and used as a handheld weapon.
  • Balzak Type 380mm Rocket Bazooka
An optional MS-use Bazooka developed for the GM Series. Besides having enhanced accuracy due to the sensor mounted on top of the weapon, it is also lightweight, easy to use and has high shooting performance.

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MSV-R Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B | FA-78(G) Full Armor Gundam Ground Type
Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type | RX-78SP Gunner Gundam
Ball's variations
RB-79F Ball Type F | RB-79M Ball Type M

Submarine
Lockwood-class
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FF-S5 Raven Sword | FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter | FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan004 | G-Fighter Assault Landing Type | G-Fighter Bomber Type | G-Fighter Space Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry
Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
Other
MSM-06 Jurick

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Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
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CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class