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RX-78T Gundam Titans Version

Rx-78t
Unit Type

Prototype Mobile Suit

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Model Number
  • RX-78T
Developed from
Developed into
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Power-plant
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only, cockpit in torso
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun
Optional Equipment
  • Beam Javelin
  • 380mm Hyper Bazooka
  • Gundam Hammer
  • Shield

RX-78T Gundam Titans Version only appears in one of the what-if scenarios seen in the Mobile Suit Gundam Gihren's Greed strategy game and the SD Gundam: G Generation Gather Beat video game.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

After the formation of the Titans in U.C. 0084, they sought to develop their own Gundam-type mobile suit based on the legendary RX-78-2 Gundam's frame, resulting in the RX-78T; however, it is implied that its actual frame is that of the RGM-79Q GM Quel. It retains much of the original Gundam's capabilities, albeit painted in the Titans' dark blue colors.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
Mounted in the head, these shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
  • Beam Saber
The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The RX-78T is equipped with two beam sabers, that when not in use are stored in the backpack.
  • Beam Javelin
The beam javelin is an alternative to the beam saber, it has a higher output than the standard beam saber, and the beam's shape allows for a greater amount of armor penetration ability. The long reach of the weapon gives the RX-78T a considerable advantage in close quarters combat.
  • Gundam Hammer
A rather unusual weapon, the Gundam Hammer was essentially a large spiked ball attached to a chain. It was used to give the Gundam a ranged melee weapon. The Gundam could either throw or swing the Hammer around itself in order to impact and damage its target through the sheer mass of the hammer. Later it was upgraded into the Hyper Hammer and had several rockets mounted into the ball in order to enable it for use in space, and to increase the damage it could cause.
  • Beam Rifle
A revolutionary weapon for it's time, the beam rifle is the primary weapon used by the RX-78T. Making use of E-cap (or "energy capacitor") technology, the rifle uses charged concentrations of Minovsky particles as ammunition. This gives the beam rifle firepower equivalent to that of a battleship's beam cannons. As the Minovsky particles destroy matter on a molecular scale, the beam rifle can penetrate even the thickest armor and destroy its target with a single shot. One weak point of the rifle was its energy limits.
  • 380mm Hyper Bazooka
Similar to the Zaku's bazooka, the Hyper Bazooka was a heavy weapon used by the Gundam. Technically a large rocket launcher it could fire several 380mm missiles to attack targets at long range. No mass-production MS's armor is able to stop this weapon. While very powerful, it has a slow rate of fire and a fairly little amount of ammunition. Most oftenly used to take out slow, heavily armored targets.
  • Shield
Hand-carried, forearm-mounted or stored on the Gundam's backpack, the shield is a simple defense used to block most incoming ballistic and explosive projectiles. Also used to great effect in close quarters battle with enemy mobile suits. Has a view port than can be sealed off with an internal blast plate.

History

The RX-78T Gundam was only seen in a what-if scenario of certain games. It can be presumed that since the Titans were focused on suppressing anti-Federation sentiment amongst the Spacenoids (including Zeon remnants), the Titans hoped to take advantage of the original Gundam's fearsome 'White Devil' reputation.

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