RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type
|Developed from||RX-75-4 Guntank|
|First Seen||0079 U.C.|
|Manufacturer||Earth Federation Forces|
|Operator||Earth Federation Forces|
|Overall Height||15.6 meters51.181 ft |
|Head Height||15.0 meters49.213 ft |
|Max Weight||80.0 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||56.0 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||878 kW1,177.417 hp|
|Sensor Range||6000 meters19,685.039 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso
|Propulsion||Engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2
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.
- 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.
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.