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The RGM-79L GM Light Armor is a variant of the RGM-79 GM that first appears in the Mobile Suit Variations series.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The GM Light Armor was made alongside the RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom to meet the demands of some ace pilots who wanted improvements to their RGM-79 GM. Based on the premise of beam weaponry being the decisive factor in battles as a single beam shot can critically damage a mobile suit, the GM Light Armor undergoes comprehensive armor reduction (thinner armor and loss of shoulder and ankle armor) in exchange for higher mobility to enable it be a speedy unit for hit-and-run attacks. As a result, this machine was favored by many of the Federation Forces' ex-Fighter pilots.

Armaments

  • Beam Saber
The standard close range armament for most mobile suits, it is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through most armor not treated with anti-beam coating. The GM Light Armor has one beam saber stored on its backpack.
  • Custom Beam Rifle
The beam rifle model carried by the GM Light Armor type was similar to that of the RX-78-2 Gundam's beam rifle, while it packs a heavier punch than the beam spray gun, it has fewer ammunition.
  • BR-M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun
A handheld mega-particle gun with a lower focusing rate than a beam rifle and short range. The beam spray gun features three different firing modes: a basic single shot mode, a burst shot mode for area suppression, and a range shot mode that scatters the beam to cause damage over a wide area. Output 1.4 MW.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
A basic defense armament for many Federation mobile suits. It is composed of a triple honeycomb structure made of Luna Titanium and the surface also has anti-beam coating for defending against beam attacks.

History

Federation ace pilot Gary Rogers piloted the GM Light Armor during the One Year War, using the mobile suit's superior mobility in hit-and-run attacks.

Variants

Gallery

Notes and Trivia

  • In Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation, the GM Light Armor is classified as a close-combat specialist unit, meaning it can attack with the beam saber for upwards of 3 well-timed hits.

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