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RGM-86R Nouvel GM III

RGM-86R GM nouvel

NouvelGM-rear

Unit Type

Mass Production General-Purpose Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga
Photo Novel

Real World

Mechanical Designer

Profile

Model Number
  • RGM-86R
Developed from
Developed into
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.60 meters61.024 ft
    732.283 in
Head Height
  • 18.42 meters60.433 ft
    725.197 in
Max Weight
  • 68.22 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 42.30 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1620 kW2,172.456 hp
Sensor Range
  • 10900 meters35,761.155 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Armor

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 1.19 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 4 x 20300 kg44,753.827 lb
    22.377 tons
Vernier Thrusters
  • 10
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun
Optional Equipment
  • 2 x 4-tube Medium Missile Pod
  • 2 x 2-tube Large Missile Pod

The Nouvel GM III is a mass-production general-purpose mobile suit which first appeared in the photonovel Gundam Sentinel.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

An improved variant of the RGM-86R GM III, the Nouvel GM III differs from standard GM III in the fact that it is a completely new built machine, rather than an upgraded GM II like the former. Nouvel GM III runs a more powerful generator and features redesigned head components containing improved sensors and increased storage for vulcan ammo. The chest components are different, incorporating the generator with four exhaust ducts. The Nouvel GM III shares the same weapons load-out as its predecessor: two head mounted Vulcan Guns and a pair of Beam Sabers. It also can be equipped with two shoulder mounted 4-tube Medium Missile Pods and two hip mounted 2-tube Large Missile Pods.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
These head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but have little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits; however, the vulcan gun can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. These weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles. The Nouvel GM III mounts a pair of vulcan gúns on it's head, which have much more ammunition compared to the GM III's.
  • Beam Saber
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. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Nouvel GM III is equipped with two beam sabers stored in backpack recharge racks that are taken from the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II's design.
  • Beam Rifle
The standard ranged armament of the 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 used by the RGM-86R Nouvel GM III is upgraded from that used by the RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II and has a power rating of 2.8 MW.
  • 4-tube Medium Missile Pod
The Nouvel GM III can be outfitted with a 4-tube medium missile pod on each shoulder. Each pod has its own targeting camera, allowing for more efficient target acquisition during combat. In the same fashion as the unit's other missile pods, this pod can be ejected at any time to increase the unit's mobility.
  • 2-tube Large Missile Pod
Further adding to the Nouvel GM III's offensive capabilities is a pair of hip-mounted 2-tube large missile pods. The missiles themselves are on a similar scale to warship missiles, with a single missile having the potential to destroy a mobile suit. The launchers themselves are allowed a bit of mobility on the hip skirts, but are largely cumbersome with respect to the unit's arms. In the same fashion as the 4-tube missile pods, these can be ejected at any time.

History

Soon after the Gryps Conflict came to a close, The Nouvel GM III became the main mobile suit model of the Anti Earth Union Group, taking the place of their old and obsolesce MSA-003 Nemo. The suit was also used by Earth Federation Forces [1] alongside the RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II and RGM-86R GM III before being replaced by the RGM-89 Jegan.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Nouvel is French for "new".

References

  1. Dai Nippon Printing "Gundam Sentinel Gundam Wars III", page 106.

External Links

Nouvel GM III on MAHQ


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