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The FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2) is the successor unit of the FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam. It first appeared as a part of MSV-R line.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2) still retains the same armaments as the original Heavy Gundam. It is equipped with a shoulder-mounted Shoulder Beam Cannon and a beam saber over the opposite shoulder for use in close combat situations. The Heavy Gundam (Unit 2) is also equipped with several armaments not featured on the original Heavy Gundam which are a beam rifle, a hyper bazooka, and a shield.

When the Heavy Gundam was assigned to Ingrid 0, because of the lack of a Core Block System, there was enough space to equip a modified Bio-Sensor using Zeon technology and it was adjusted to her abilities.


  • Beam Cannon
  • Beam Saber
  • Frame Launcher
  • Gatling Gun
  • 4-tube Missile Launcher
  • Folding Shield
  • Custom Beam Rifle
Based on the beam rifle used by the RX-78-2 Gundam, the custom beam rifle uses an enlarged, drum-shaped Energy CAP, increasing the number of shots by approximately 80%.
  • Custom Bazooka
An improved version of the Hyper Bazooka, this bazooka has the same ammo capacity, but its range has been increased by 20%. Its accuracy has also being improved.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-007 Shield

Special Equipment & Features

  • Bio-Sensor
A technological variant of the Psycommu system developed by Anaheim Electronics. Although its full capabilities are unknown, its primary purpose is to allow a Newtype pilot to more easily interface with his mobile suit via mental commands. The bio-sensor could also have a rather surprising side effect when the pilot was mentally and emotionally focused enough (usually when angry or upset) to cause the bio-sensor to amplify the power, speed, and strength of the mobile suit for a short period of time.
  • Dummy Launchers
Stored in the hands the launchers can deploy mobile suit sized dummy balloons as a decoys.


Performance tests with Unit 2 were carried out from July to August of U.C. 0081. While the third Heavy Gundam unit was lost in an atmospheric entry test, the two remaining machines were used in short-term data collection operations by experimental units.

In U.C. 0090, a modified FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam was assigned to Ingrid 0 customized in the same color pattern as Zeon's ace pilot Johnny Ridden. It was first seen deployed in Jaburo fighting against Led Wayline piloting in Johnny Ridden's MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type.

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MSV-R Mechanics
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Full Armor Gundam 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