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The RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type is an Earth Federation Forces mobile suit from the Universal Century.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

While the RGM-79 GM proved itself to be a highly capable MS, the introduction of Zeon's well-armed and agile MS-09B Dom on Earth saw the need for a more maneuverable and better-performing mobile suit. A variant of the GM, the RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type had increased thruster power and maneuverability, and some were modified for harsh climate conditions, most notably cold weather combat. In addition, to ensure the survival of troops in cold climates where stormy weather often lasts for several days, it has exceptional communication capability for a ground mobile suit during the One Year War. The RGM-79D could be equipped with a variety of weaponry, including two types of 90mm machine guns (one of which is fitted with an underslung grenade launcher), head-mounted vulcans, and a beam saber.


  • 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.
  • Beam Saber
A beam weapon for close combat. It is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through any armor not treated with anti-beam coating. One is stored on the left side of the backpack.
  • HWF GMG·MG79-90mm Bullpup Machine Gun
The bullpup machine gun was a system weapon developed as a space/ground dual-use projectile weapon. Though compact, it has sufficient anti-MS firepower while maintaining accuracy. Its muzzle velocity is increased due to the use of new gunpowder and this enables it to easily penetrate the armor of Zeon's mobile suit. A box-like sensor system incorporating a video camera and laser sensor is installed at the top, and when this system is used alongside the GM's targeting system, target acquisition capability is enhanced.
  • NFHI GMG-TYPE2 90mm GM Machine Gun
The GMG-Type 2 was independently developed by Norfolk Industries as an MS-use electrically operated 90mm Machine Gun. The magazine projecting from the side on this weapon doubles as a foregrip, and an add-on grenade launcher can be equipped under the barrel, both of which are rare features for Federation weapons. A model adapted for use in arctic conditions also exist.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-007 Shield
An improved model of the RGM-M-Sh-003. It has the exact same size as its predecessor, but its material was changed to Titanium-Ceramic composite. Its mount latch was made movable, allowing the shield to be positioned up or down when carried by a Mobile Suit manipulator or mounted on the forearm, increasing its usability.
  • Shield Claw


The RGM-79D GM Cold Districts Type was introduced late in the war, with at least three units assigned to Lieutenant Yuu Kajima's MS combat testing squad. Yuu's unit quickly proved the value of the GM Cold Districts Type, destroying several Zeon mobile suits in defense of a Federation Forces base, including several MSM-03C Hygoggs and three Doms. Other units were deployed to guard important Federation Forces bases, such as the Arctic base.

On December 9th, U.C. 0079, when the shuttle carrying RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" was being prepared for launch, the Arctic base was attacked by the Cyclops Team, a Zeon special forces team. The Cyclops Team easily destroyed most of the GM Cold Districts Type defending the base, but one of them was able to shoot the Hygogg piloted by Cyclops Team member Andy Strauss in the cockpit while he was attempting to destroy the shuttle, killing him and allowing the shuttle to launch safely.



Notes and Trivia

  • In the first episode of War in the Pocket, the first two GM Cold Districts Type seen deploying are armed with bullpup machine guns. However, all units shown in subsequent fight scenes are armed with a different type of machine gun with a side-mounted magazine. Though a destroyed GM Cold Districts Type holding a bullpup machine gun was later shown, implying that they were destroyed off-screen.
    • The machine gun with the side-mounted magazine was erroneously named "Bullpup Machine Gun" in the HGUC manual and "Beam Rifle" in Entertainment Bible MS Encyclopedia Part 1.
  • Even though the GM Cold Districts Type was depicted as having a shield in concept arts, it was never seen using one in the OVA.


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