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The RX-78-SP Gunner Gundam (aka Gunner) is a variant of the RX-78-2 Gundam. Originally a winning design in Gundam Ace 2nd Grand Prix contest named Gundam Sniper Type, the design was later redrawn by Kunio Okawara for MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Gunner Gundam features a jamming suite on the backpack, which also mounts four large thrusters. Although it has visor to protect the eyes sensor and thick armor on legs and forearms which are similar to FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam, there seems to be no connection between them. The Gunner Gundam unit is built using the same frame of an RGM-79 GM instead of a Gundam to save cost and development time. The Earth Federation then integrated technology from the RX-78-2 Gundam into the Gunner Gundam. The body armor uses a Luna Titanium Alloy and its equipped with high performance sensors. The main weaponry of the Gunner Gundam are two beam sabers, two vulcan guns, and a specialized beam rifle based on the MS-14A Gelgoog's beam rifle.


  • Vulcan Guns
These head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but have little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits; however, the vulcan gun can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. These weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles.
  • Specialized Beam Rifle
Designed to hit targets over a distance, this beam rifle is based on Zeon's beam rifle. It is also designed for high energy output.
  • Beam Sabers
Stored on the legs, presumed to have the same output as those of the RX-78-2 Gundam.


In 0080 U.C, after the fall of Zeon, there were still many Zeon remnants the Earth Federation had to counteract. To counter this threat, the Earth Federation Forces developed a series of new mobile suits, which should also provide the basis for future post-war mobile suits. One of these new models was the Mobile Suit RX-78SP Gunner Gundam. The Gunner Gundam was design to study the mid-to-long range gunfight in mobile suit combat. While no operable Gunner Gundam exists, there is a functional mock-up model built using the same frame of an RGM-79 GM and integrated technology from the Gundam. The development of the Gunner Gundam was later halted and the unit was never seen in action.

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Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B | FA-78(G) Full Armor Gundam Ground Type
Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type | RX-78SP Gunner Gundam
Ball's variations
RB-79F Ball Type F | RB-79M Ball Type M

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-S5 Raven Sword | FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter | FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan004 | G-Fighter Assault Landing Type | G-Fighter Bomber Type | G-Fighter Space Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry
Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
MSM-06 Jurick

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
Cruiser / Mother Ship
CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class