The RX-78AL Atlas Gundam is a prototype mobile suit from the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt. It is piloted by Io Flemming.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Atlas Gundam is a prototype ground combat mobile suit developed by the Earth Federation Forces, it is very versatile and capable of underwater combat.[1] It is also meant for data collection and has various special features.[1] It has a unique spherical joint system known as 'Globe Joints' which is developed based on the Principality of Zeon's amphibious mobile suits, and meant for underwater-use.[1] In addition, its feet is also equipped with water jet thrusters which deliver great underwater mobility.[1]

Another special feature of the Atlas Gundam is the waist mounted "Sub Legs" support equipment.[1] They allow the Atlas Gundam to change into 'Flight Mode' for high-altitude atmospheric combat, or into 'Submarine Mode' for underwater combat.[1] The suit is armed with a heat-resistant blade shield, a prototype railgun, two beam sabers and several assault rifles. Its cockpit block can function as an escape block and is fitted with a panoramic monitor.[1]


  • Railgun
A prototype handheld weapon exclusively for the Atlas Gundam, it utilizes electromagnetic pulse guard and is capable of destroying amphibious mobile suits in a single shot.[1]
  • Assault Rifle
A bullpup style firearm, it is equipped with a grenade launcher underneath its barrel.[1] Stored in the Sub Legs' container section when not in use.[1]
  • Beam Saber
The standard close range armament for most Federation mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Atlas Gundam is equipped with two Beam Sabers, one stored in each shoulder armor, which opens up when the saber is drawn.[1]
  • Blade Shield
A large, heat-resistant shield, it is covered in small, blade like parts.[1] The shield combines with the Sub Legs when the Atlas Gundam transitions into Submarine mode.[1]

Special Equipment & Features

  • Sub Leg
Mounted on the waist via arm units for a wide range of movement, the pair of Sub Legs are versatile support equipment exclusively for use under Earth's gravity.[1] In Flight Mode, the Sub Legs swings down and attach to the Atlas Gundam's feet, and its thrusters help the suit to ascend into the air.[1] In Submarine Mode, the Sub Legs combine with the blade shield to create a platform for the Atlas Gundam to ride on, and the suit can cruise underwater at around 40 knots.[1]




Notes and Trivia


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1/144 HGGT "RX-78AL Atlas Gundam (Gundam Thunderbolt Ver.)" instruction manual, BANDAI, 2017

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