Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RGM-79 GM is the standard mass production mobile suit of the Federation Forces. The ones used by the Moore Brotherhood in the Thunderbolt Sector differ from the standard issue model in several ways as they are customized for use in the area.
Sensors are added on the left and right of the head for better search capabilities in the debris-filled area. The GM (Thunderbolt Ver.) also has higher maneuverability and mobility thanks to apogee motors added in various body sections, including four on the circular parts on either side of the head, as well as a large backpack that has multiple thrusters. The large backpack and the machine's joints are covered in special seals to protect them from the debris.
The backpack is also equipped with two sub arms, which not only hold shields for defense, but can also retrieve spare weapons and ammunition equipped in spots the main arms are unable to reach. Lastly, the GM (Thunderbolt Ver.)'s offensive power is enhanced with the use of the Twin Beam Rifle in addition to the Beam Spray Gun.
- Beam Spray Gun
- Twin Beam Rifle
- Sub Arm
- Core Block System
- A central block located in the torso, it houses the mobile suit's cockpit, control systems and main power source. The core block can be ejected in case of emergency and transforms into an emergency pod.
Notes and Trivia
- The large backpack is inspired by modern day life support systems for spacesuits.