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Gundam Ez8 High Mobility Custom, often called Gundam Ez8 HMC for short, is a custom variant of RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez8 piloted by Shiro Amada. First appear in SD Gundam G Generation Gather Beat video game. Since its existence is contradicted by the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Gundam Ez8 Heavy Armed Custom is not considered a official mobile suit.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Gundam Ez8 HMC is actually one of two optional equipment packs for RX-79Ez-8 Gundam Ez-8 Kai, which is the Gundam Ez-8 modified for space combat. The HMC equipment focuses on mobility. In addition to the large backpack, parts of its armor were removed in order to install various vernier thrusters all over its body. Gundam Ez8 HMC also has a scope sensor similar to RGM-79SP GM Sniper II's.
However, the modification came at a cost. The reduced armor made the Ez8 HMC more vulnerable and since the propulsion system consumed most of its energy, Gundam Ez8 HMC must use a beam spray gun II (improved version of RGM-79 GM's beam spray gun) instead of a beam rifle. As well, the increased speed of the Ez8 HMC makes the unit a virtual wild horse, making it so that only an ace pilot could handle its speed.
- Vulcan Gun
- Beam Saber
- Beam Spray Gun II
Although the Gundam Ez8 Kai and both variants can't fit to the official timeline, Gundam Ace magazine made a claim in its Game MSV column that the Gundam Ez8 Kai is actually a fictional mobile suit appearing in a drama program based on experience of the 08th MS Team members. Since the drama was exremely popular, the story got extended and eventually had the 08th MS Team going to space.