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Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Earth Federation Forces was lagging behind the Zeon forces in deploying mobile suits to the battlefield as well as in their numbers. To catch up, the RGM-79 GM, which was greatly simplified from the RX-78 type machine, was adopted and successfully produced then deployed en masse in a short period of time. However, the combat capabilities of a single GM was inferior to Zeon's mobile suits, and requests for improvements came from skilled pilots. The RGM-79SC is a comprehensive performance enhancement type suit of the GM, with specifications comparable to that of RX-78 type machines. Its backpack was equipped with large thrusters and mobility was enhanced with leg sub-thrusters. It was called "Sniper Custom" because it was equipped with a long range beam rifle.
- Long Range Beam Rifle