Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RX-77-1A was the Earth Federation Force's experimental, medium-range support MS developed for Project V. Fitted with heavy armor, the Guncannon A's mobility fell short of its original expectations as a well balanced machine. The unit was later redesigned based on its test data and re-designated as the RX-77-2 Guncannon.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- Mounted in the head, the pair of shell firing weapons have high-rate of fire but little power and can't damage the armor of a mobile suit, though they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. They are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
- 240mm Cannon
- Similar to its successor, the Guncannon A has a mid-range fire support artillery cannon mounted on each shoulder.
- 3-tube Missile Pod
- An optional 3-tube missile pod can be attached to the left forearm of Guncannon A.
- Beam Rifle
- Making use of the Federations E-cap (or "energy capacitor") technology, the rifle uses charged concentrations of Minovsky particles as ammunition. This gives the beam rifle firepower equivalent to that of a battleship's beam cannons. One weak point of the rifle was its energy limits. The rifle could only be fired a certain number of times before depleting its energy and becoming useless.