Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RX-78AL Atlas Gundam is a prototype specialized ground combat mobile suit that is equipped with a unique system of spherical joints on the main body and limbs, based on Principality of Zeon technology. The back is equipped with long thrusters that are connected by arms called "Sub Legs." The Sub Legs make it possible for the Atlas Gundam to rise up vertically for high-altitude atmospheric flight.
The Atlas Gundam carries a heat-resistant Blade Shield that can withstand beam irradiation for a considerable amount of time. A water cruising mode can be formed by combining the Sub Legs with the Blade Shield. Water jets are incorporated into the legs which allow the Atlas Gundam to engage in underwater combat. It is armed with a prototype rail gun and rifle. The cockpit is fitted with a panoramic monitor that is modified from the RB-79 Ball.