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Please note that this is the Gundam Wiki's article on the titular mobile suit of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin; if you are looking for the article on the titular mobile suit of Mobile Suit Gundam then you should head to RX-78-2 Gundam.

The RX-78-02 Gundam (RX-78-02 ガンダム?) is a mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. It was piloted by Amuro Ray during the One Year War.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Armaments

The RX-78-02 Gundam's primary armaments include a pair of beam sabers, mounted one to each side of its backpack, as well as the same beam rifle used by its predecessor, the RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam. In addition to this, it has a pair of Vulcan guns mounted in its head, a small Gatling gun in a recessed compartment on its right shoulder, and a pair of light machine guns on the left shoulder.

The RX-78-02's armament is supplemented by a hyper-bazooka, and it is able to exchange its backpack for one that mounts the same armament as the Prototype Gundam, with the left beam saber replaced by a powerful cannon.

History

U.C. 0078

The project was proposed by Tem Ray in the year U.C. 0078 after he watched the footage of a MS-04 operating in the A Bao A Qu region. He immediately realized that, had the Federation gone ahead with mass-producing the Guncannon, geared toward ship combat at the time, the mobile suits would fare poorly against these Zakus. While the Federation at first believed the RX-77-01 would suffice, Tem's theory was proven true during the Battle of Mare Smythii, in which 4 MS-05 Zakus, alongside the MS-04 Bugu, wiped out 12 Guncannons, and thus illustrated to the Federation the need of a Mobile Suit geared toward for Mobile Suit Combat, leading to the approval of the RX-78 Gundam development Project.[1]

Amuro Ray discovered that his father was not just working on colony construction as he discovered blueprints and a scaled-down RX-78-02 arm in his father's room.[1]

Picture Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • It was the first mobile weapon from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin to be given a full Master Grade model.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Episode 4, Eve of Destiny
  2. Master Grade MG 1/100 RX-78-02 GUNDAM (GUNDAM THE ORIGIN VER.) (Archived)

External links

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Mechanics

Anaheim Electronics (Origin)
Mobile Weapons

RCX-76 Guncannon First Type Rollout Unit 1

Autonomous Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapons

MS-01 Mobile Worker | MS-04 Bugu | MW-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 Early Type | MW-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 Final Type | MW-01 Mobile Worker Model 01 Late Type | YMS-03 Waff

Black Tri-Stars (Origin)
Mobile Weapons

MS-05 Zaku I/Origin | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type/Origin

Earth Federation Forces (Origin)
Mobile Weapons

RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type | RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type | RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type | RTX-65 Guntank Early Type | RX-77-01 Guncannon (Unit 01) | RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type | RX-78-02 Gundam | RX-78[N] Black Local Type Gundam | RX-78[N] Gundam Local Type

Vehicles & Support Units

FF-3F Saberfish

Iron Cavalry Squadron
Mobile Weapons

RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type (Iron Cavalry Squadron Commander) | RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type (Iron Cavalry Squadron)

Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapons

MA-04X Zakrello | MAM-07 Grublo | MAX-03 Adzam | MS-06 Zaku II Late Type/Origin | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type/Origin | MS-06S Char's Zaku II | MSM-04 Acguy | YMS-07A-0 Prototype Gouf (Mobility Demonstrator) | YMS-07B-0 Prototype Gouf (Tactical Demonstrator) | YMS-08B Dom Test Type

Vehicles & Support Units

Gaw | Musai-class Early Production Type

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