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RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type

Unit Type

Mass Production Artillery Mobile Suit

Appearances

OVA

Profile

Model Number
  • RX-75
Developed from
Developed into
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 15.6 meters51.181 ft
    614.173 in
Head Height
  • 15.0 meters49.213 ft
    590.551 in
Max Weight
  • 80.0 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 56.0 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 878 kW1,177.417 hp
Sensor Range
  • 6000 meters19,685.039 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso
  • copilot/gunner in canopy-style cockpit in head

Movement

Propulsion
  • Engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2
  • Rocket thrusters
Armaments
  • 2 x 120mm Low-Recoil Cannon searchgray_iconsmall.png (fire-linked, mounted on backpack over shoulders)
  • 2 x 40mm 4-barrel Bop Missile Launcher (mounted on arms)

The RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type is a mass-produced artillery mobile suit, it is an attempt to mass-produce the famous RX-75-4 Guntank serving on board the White Base. The unit is featured in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A mass production model of Guntank was produced later in the war, designated RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type. The mass production type lost the Core Block system to cut costs; the new model could also swivel its upper torso. The original Guntank's 180mm cannons were replaced with smaller 120mm cannons; these cannons could be removed and replaced with other appendages. Some mass-produced guntanks were turned into RX-75 Berge Guntanks and equipped with a forward bulldozer mounted on the front glacis plate as well as a crane for recovery work.

Armaments

  • 120mm Low-Recoil Cannon
The primary weapons of the RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type is a pair of 120mm cannons based on the original's RX-75-4 Guntank. The cannons are fire-linked mounted in the unit's shoulders connected to the Guntank's backpack.
  • 40mm 4-barrel Pop Missile Launcher
For mid-range combat the mass production Guntank is equipped with a pair of 40mm 4-barrel Pop Missile Launchers mounted in place of standard mobile suit forearms.

History

The RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type was introduced in the final months of the war as a heavy artillery base assault and fire-support unit. Production of the mass production Guntank was limited with only a handful of units serving in the Earth Federation army throughout Earth. One notable action that the mass production Guntank saw was with the Kojima Battalion in South-East Asia where three units were used to bombard Zeon's mountain fortress, preventing any attempts at mass-escape through the use of a shuttle. These units were targeted by Norris Packard in his MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom, successfully destroying all three units despite the effort of the 8th MS Team to stop him. Without the Guntanks providing heavy artillery fire-support the Zeon forces were able to safely launch their Apsalus III mobile armor.

After the war production of the RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type was halted in favor of the newly designed RMV-1 Guntank II that was more heavily armed and had better firing arcs for its cannons.

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