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The RGC-80 Prototype GM Cannon is a prototype artillery mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Variation series and MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The RX-77 Guncannon's overall performance as a medium-range support machine was excellent and plans were made to put it into mass production. However, in line with the core of the RX Project, which is to create a multipurpose, easily convertible mobile suit, the design of the Guncannon needed to be simplified. The Earth Federation Forces' plan was to retain the Core Block function of the Core Fighter, with the mobile suit's upper body equipped with cannons for medium-range support. The first Prototype GM Cannon created under this plan was rolled out in Jaburo in October of U.C. 0079.

Equipped with 360mm cannons on both shoulders, the Prototype GM Cannon also combined parts of the RX-77-2 Guncannon, such as its head and forearms, with the body of RGM-79 GM. During tests, it was discovered that the mobile suits had issues with weight balance and stability when firing its cannons. In order to realize shooting performance comparable to the Guncannon, improvements centered on the 360mm Cannons were made. An improved machine called "Type 2" was made around 5 days later, it featured improvements such as attaching additional armor for posture stability to the legs, and several problems were resolved.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
A pair of shell-firing armament built into the head. Low offensive power, only used to restrict enemy movement, and lay down a wall of suppressive fire due to their rapid fire capability.
  • 360mm Cannon
A pair of rocket cannons mounted on the shoulders. Although it is a low-recoil type, there were problems with weight balance and stability when firing, and improvements were made in Type 2.

History

This machine was deemed insufficient, and the Federation's researchers and engineers went back to rework the design, producing the RGC-80 GM Cannon as their final product.

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MSV-R Mechanics
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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

Submarine
Lockwood-class
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
Other
MSM-06 Jurick

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
Cruiser / Mother Ship
CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class
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