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The RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam (RX-78-01 ガンダム試作機一号?), is a prototype mobile suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga.

Technology & Combat Characteristics[]

Armaments[]

History[]

One Year War[]

RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam MSGTO ch01 p46

The Prototype Gundam reveals itself.

When Denim and Gene were taking a look at a Guntank being used as a mock target, Ash encountered a new enemy in his Zaku. When the enemy fired its Vulcans, they decided to engage it. All three Zakus kept on firing their hyper rifles at it but after the clouds of smoke cleared, they saw that their shots hit the Prototype's Gundam shield, which was little more than dented. [1].

Despite its performance, the Prototype Gundam was destroyed after it shot through a Zaku II's fusion reactor at close range with the beam rifle, triggering an explosion that engulged the prototype. [2].

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Notes & Trivia[]

  • The Prototype Gundam's yellow color and four-quadrant stickers make it resemble a crash test dummy
    • Fittingly, when it first appeared in the manga, Federation Officers wondered if it was scheduled for training, indicating that tests were still being run on it, just like real world test dummies
    • The four-quadrant stickers on dummies are meant for cameras to track movement

References[]



Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Mechanics

Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76 Guncannon First Type (Rollout Unit 1)
Autonomous Republic of Munzo

Vehicles & Support Units
Type 61 Tank Model 2
Autonomous Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-04 Bugu | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Early Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Final Type | Mobile Worker MW-01 Model 01 Late Type

Vehicles & Support Units
8-Wheeled Armored Car | 8-Wheeled Armored Car | Minesweeper | RTX-65 Guntank Early Type | Self-Propelled Heavy Mortar
Black Tri-Stars
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-09 Dom | MS-09R Rick Dom
Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam | RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type | RCX-76-01A Guncannon Mobility Test Type | RCX-76-01B Guncannon Firepower Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79 GM:Close Combat Type | RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Intercept Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker | RX-75 Guntank | RX-77 Guncannon | RX-78-01 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-01[FSD] Gundam FSD | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (North American Type) | RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type (Rollout Color)

Vehicles & Support Units
Columbus-class | FF-1F Hog | FF-3F Saberfish | Gunperry | Lepanto-class | Magellan-class | RTX-65 Guntank Early Type | Recon Type Saberfish "Duckbill" | Salamis-class (Origin)
Hatte

Vehicles & Support Units
Barracuda | Vollhog
Iron Cavalry Squadron
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RCX-76-02 Guncannon First Type (Iron Cavalry Squadron)

Vehicles & Support Units
Pizarro-class
Jaburo Construction Office
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
Mobile Worker Heavy Construction Type
Kycilia Agency
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I
Lunar Line

Vehicles & Support Units
Arcana-class
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MA-04X Zakrello | MS-06C Zaku II | MS-06C-5 Zaku II Type C-5 | MS-06CK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type | MS-06S Char's Zaku II | MS-07B Gouf | MS-11 Act Zaku/Origin | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-04 Acguy/Origin | MSM-10 Zock | YMS-06K Zaku Cannon Test Type | YMS-07A-0 Prototype Gouf (Mobility Demonstrator) | YMS-07B-0 Prototype Gouf (Tactical Demonstrator) | YMS-08B Dom Test Type | YMS-11 Act Zaku (Kycilia's Forces)

Vehicles & Support Units
Chivvay-class | Luggun | Musai-class | Yapp
Space Defense Force
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-04 Bugu | MS-05 Zaku I
Space Strike Fleet
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-05 Zaku I | MS-06C Zaku II | MS-06C-5 Zaku II Type C-5 | MS-06S Char's Zaku II | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type/Origin | YMS-03 Waff

Vehicles & Support Units
GG Gas Infusion Vessel
Special Assault Regiment
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-06C Zaku II | MS-06C-5 Zaku II Type C-5
Y-02 Development and Training Team
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MS-04 Bugu | MS-11 Act Zaku/Origin | YMS-08B Dom Test Type
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