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The GM Trainer is a variant of the RGM-79 GM from the Universal Century timeline. It is a part of the Mobile Suit Variations line.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

As the Earth Federation Forces began its mobile suit forces buildup during the last months of the One Year War, it also launched an intensive training program, retraining fighter pilots into mobile suit pilots. To fulfill this task, a two-seat trainer variant of the standard RGM-79 GM was produced. The trainee pilot would sit in the standard cockpit while the instructor pilot sat in another seat above his, equipped with a small window for observation purposes. The TGM-79 GM Trainer (the T standing for Training) mimicked the standard GM in almost every respect, although it was built with weaker armor to reduce costs. Since its cheap armor made it unsuitable for combat, the GM Trainer was also relegated to engineering and construction duties.

Armaments

  • Beam Saber
The GM Trainer is equipped with a beam saber stored on the left side of the backpack. 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 not treated with anti-beam coating.
  • BR-M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun
The Beam Spray Gun was essentially the Gundam's beam rifle in a smaller weaker form, and fires a less powerful, but more scattered shot. As a result of this, the beam spray gun is less effective at long range, but is better at close range due to a more spread out shot, similar to a shotgun effect. While the beam spray gun is less powerful than the beam rifle, it has been shown to be able to penetrate the armor of a Rick Dom - one of the most heavily armored mobile suits of the One Year War.
  • HWF GMG·MG79-90mm Bullpup Machine Gun
The bullpup machine gun is an open-bolt, gas-operated, magazine-fed, mobile suit handheld sub-machine gun. It does not require energy to be used, however it is ineffective against heavy armor. When the magazine is empty, it can be discarded and replaced with a new one.
  • NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm Machine Gun
The standard armament for Federation mobile suit ground forces, the Type 37 is an open-bolt, gas-operated, magazine-fed, mobile suit handheld machine gun. It fires a 100x450 millimeter round at a rate of 500 rounds per minute and is loaded with a 20-round box magazine. Features include a folding stock and swivel forward hand grip. Maximum effective range of 1.5 kilometers. The Type 37 cannot be used in space.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
A basic arm-mounted defense armament for many Federation mobile suits. The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields are treated with an anti-beam coating it to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.

History

Unlike the Principality of Zeon, which had been preparing for Mobile Suit warfare for years even before the One Year War, the Federation was basically building up MS forces from scratch. Despite the existence of experimental units (e.g. the 07th and 08th MS teams) and the priceless data taken from the Gundam's learning computer, the Federation still needed to train many more pilots to take full advantage of the GM. The TGM-79 GM Trainer was one answer to this problem. By coupling an instructor with a potential pilot, the Federation hoped to dramatically speed up the training of pilots. Not all fighter pilots, for example, were suitable to be retrained as MS pilots, and it was hoped that the presence of an instructor would help quickly weed out the unsuitable.

Variants

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Notes and Trivia

Reference

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MSV Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Gundam's variations
FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type | PF-78-1 Perfect Gundam | PF-78-3 Perfect Gundam III | RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"
GM's variations
RGC-80 GM Cannon | RGM-79L GM Light Armor | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom | TGM-79 GM Trainer
Guntank's variation
RMV-1 Guntank II
Guncannon's variations
RX-77-3 Guncannon Heavy Arms Type | RX-77-4 Guncannon II

Land Vehicle
RTX-44
Aircraft / Spacecraft
AF-01 Mongoose | FF-3 Saberfish | FF-6 TIN Cod | FF-S3 Saberfish | Flatmouse | Flydart
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Zaku I's variation
MS-05A Zaku I Early Type
Zaku II's variations
MS-05A Zaku I Early Type | MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06C Zaku II Early Production Type | MS-06E Zaku Reconnaissance Type | MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06F Zaku Minelayer | MS-06F Zaku II Dozle Zabi Custom | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | MS-06R-1 Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06R-2P Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06RP Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06T Zaku Trainer Type | MS-06W Worker Zaku | MS-06Z Psycommu System Zaku | MSN-01 Psycommu Test High Mobility Type Zaku II
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-06V-6 Zaku Tank Green Macaque
Gouf's variations
MS-07A Gouf | MS-07B Gouf M'Quve Custom | MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type | MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype | MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type | MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Test Type | YMS-07A Prototype Gouf | YMS-08A High Mobility Prototype
Dom's variations
YMS-09 Prototype Dom | YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon
Acguy's variations
MSM-04G Juaggu | MSM-04N Agguguy
Zeong's variation
MSN-02 Perfect Zeong
Other
EMS-05 Agg | MSM-08 Zogok
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Pod
SP-W03 Space Pod


MS-X Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam | RGM-79L GM Light Armor | RX-77-3 Guncannon Heavy Arms Type | RX-77-4 Guncannon II | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3" | TGM-79 GM Trainer

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Corvette Booster | Guncarry | Lightliner
Support Weapon
Burstliner
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-10 Pezun Dowadge | MS-11 Action Zaku | MS-12 Gigan | MS-13 Gasshia | MS-17 Galbaldy α

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Skute
Support Weapon
Skiure