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TGM-79 GM Trainer

TGM-79(GM TRAINER)

Tgm-79-msv

Unit Type

Mass Production Trainer Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime

Profile

Model Number
  • TGM-79
Developed from
Developed into
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.4 meters60.367 ft
    724.409 in
Head Height
  • 18 meters59.055 ft
    708.661 in
Max Weight
  • 58.8 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 41.2 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 976 kW1,308.837 hp
Pilot Accommodations
  • Trainee pilot and instructor pilot (in tandem-seat standard cockpit in torso)
Armor
Armaments
Optional Equipment
  • BR-M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun
  • HWF GMG·MG79-90mm Bullpup Machine Gun
  • NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm Machine Gun
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield

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

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The full production-model RGM-GM was a scaled down version of the highly successful RX-78-2 Gundam, which was too expensive and complex for even limited mass-production. Removing the Core Block System and using normal titanium alloy armor instead of lunar titanium resulted in a more economical machine that was easier to mass-produce. Coupled with the Federations immense production capability, this meant that the Federals would be able to manufacture enough of their own Mobile Suits to counter the Principality of Zeon's domination of the battlefield.

However, unlike the Principality (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 (the T standing for Training) 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.

Armaments

  • Beam Saber
The GM Trainer is equipped with a single beam saber stored in a recharge rack in 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 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.
  • BR-M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun
The Beam Spray Gun was essentially the Gundam's beam rifle in a smaller weaker form. The beam spray gun has a smaller focusing coil which results in a less powerful, and a 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. Accuracy is limited due to the aiming from regular iron sights and not a targeting sensor. Maximum effective range of 1.5 kilometers. The Type 37 cannot be used in space.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
A basic optional 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 have been treated with an anti-beam coating allowing 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. A shield can be equipped to either arm of the GM Trainer in order to increase defense against both beam and physical attacks.

History

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 GM Trainer 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.

Variants

Gallery

External Links

GM Trainer on MAHQ


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

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
Mobile Suit
EMS-05 Agg | MS-05A Zaku I Early Type | MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06C Zaku II Early Production Type | MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06E Zaku Reconnaissance Type | MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06F Zaku Minelayer | MS-06F Zaku II Dozle Zabi Custom | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | 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-06V Zaku Tank | MS-06V-6 Zaku Tank Green Makaku | MS-06W Worker Zaku | MS-06Z Psycommu System Zaku | 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 | MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon | MSM-04G Juaggu | MSM-04N Agguguy | MSM-08 Zogok | MSN-01 Psycommu Test High Mobility Type Zaku II | MSN-02 Perfect Zeong | YMS-07A Prototype Gouf | YMS-08A High Mobility Prototype | YMS-09 Prototype Dom | YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Pod
SP-W03 Space Pod


MS-X Mechanics
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

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