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This article is not to be confused with the ZGMF-X10A Freedom.
The RGM-196 Freedom is a mass-produced mobile suit from the G-Saviour film and novel, set in the Universal Century timeline. One unit was piloted by Franz Dieter.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Produced in as part of the long RGM series of mobile suits, the Freedom is an outdated MS formerly used by the Earth Federation before it was dissolved. The Freedom's hand plug system is only compatible with older handheld weapons.[1] The overall performance of the Freedom is subpar when compared to the more agile MS used by the CONSENT, such as the CCMS-03 Bugu.[2]

One Freedom unit was used as the base machine for the F-SAVIOUR F-Saviour, an early MS in the Illuminati's Saviour line of mobile suits.[2]

Armaments

  • Vulcan Guns
A pair of vulcan guns located in the head. Used to thwart enemy movement.
  • Beam Saber
The Freedom's only close range melee weapon. It is stored on the backpack when not in use.
  • Beam Shield
The Freedom has beam shield generators located on both of its forearms.
  • MC-1 thru MC-2 and MPC-1 thru MPC-2 Compatible Hand Weapons
The Freedom can be equipped with a variety of old handheld weaponry through a handplug system.
  • Machine Gun
A machine gun that fires physical rounds. It has a high rate of fire but is largely ineffective against more modern mobile suits.
  • Shield
The Freedoms deployed by Gaea carry a physical shield for blocking ranged attacks. However the shield is seldom able to protect the Freedom, as it is easily damaged by beam weaponry.

History

Referred to as "Old Dog" by pilots[3], the Freedom was created near the end of the Earth Federation, and is almost three decades old during the events of G-Saviour. The Freedom was used by the Earth Federation Forces from its introduction in U.C. 0196 up until the dissolution of the Federation in U.C. 0218. Following the end of the Federation, it fell into private use by the Settlements for self-defense and construction.[3]

In U.C. 0223 a squadron of Gaean Freedoms were deployed when Congressional Armed Forces led by General Garneaux attack the Side 8 Settlement of Gaea. These Gaean units lacked the ability to use the Freedom's original beam armaments, instead relying on old physical handheld weapons utilizing the MPC-1 and MPC-2 handplugs.[1] In addition, the Gaean Freedoms had not received regular maintenance, and several units had unstable reactors. Of the 50 Freedom units Gaea had, only 40 were deployed, with the other 10 being used for spare parts.[3] The outdated mobile suits were no match for the more advanced CONSENT mobile suits, the Bugus, and CONSENT's autonomous mobile weapons, the MW-Rais.

One Freedom, piloted by Franz Dieter, was severely damaged and crashed onto Gaea's solar panels. He and the other Freedom pilots, who were volunteers not experienced with MS combat, won the battle only through the intervention of Mark Curran in the G-Saviour and the arrival of the Illuminati.

Picture Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 G-Saviour Full Weapon
  2. 2.0 2.1 G-Saviour Sound Cinema
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 G-Saviour novel

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