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The RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type is a variant of the RX-78-2 Gundam. It first appeared on a poster for Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow and was given additional background information in MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Gundam Real Type was an alternate coloring option for the RX-78-2 Gundam intended to lower visibility during combat under Minovsky particle interference. It is identical to the original aside from its color.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
A pair of solid bullet armament built into the head. Though not powerful, its high rate of fire meant it was employed to intercept incoming missiles, etc.
  • Beam Saber
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. This small device is held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. Two beam sabers are stored in the Gundam's backpack. One can be used as a reserve weapon, or both can be used simultaneously in a twin sword fashion. The beam saber can also transform into the beam javelin.
  • Beam Javelin
The beam javelin is an alternate form of the beam saber, with an extended handle and a three-pronged beam at the end. The long reach of the weapon gives the Gundam an advantage in close quarters combat. It was also used as a throwing weapon.
  • Beam Rifle
A revolutionary weapon for its time, the Beam Rifle is the primary weapon used by the Gundam. Making use of the Federations E-cap (or "energy capacitor") technology, the rifle uses charged concentrations of mega-particles as ammunition. This gives the beam rifle firepower equivalent to that of a battleship's main cannon. Features include a large, movable offset sensor that interfaces with the RX-78’s Fire Control System (FCS) to achieve a high degree of accuracy, and a stabilizing foregrip for firing support. A weakness of the beam rifle is that it could only be fired 16 times before depleting its energy and becoming useless.
  • Hyper Bazooka
A general purpose fire support rocket launcher platform for Mobile Suits. With considerable destructive power owing to the explosive yield in each warhead, the weapon was primarily used to destroy less-maneuverable battlefield targets such as warships, satellites, land battleships, bunkers, and buildings.
  • Shield
Hand-carried, forearm-mounted or stored on the Gundam's backpack, the shield is a simple defense used to block most physical and beam attacks. Also used to great effect in close quarters battle with enemy mobile suits and can also be used as a throwing weapon. Weighing 10 tons, its armor structure is a simplified version of that on the Gundam's body and is designed for the diffusion and absorption of impact rather than robustness. The outermost layer is a triple honeycomb structure using luna titanium alloy-based material.
  • Gundam Hammer
Essentially a large spiked ball attached to a chain, it serve as a ranged melee weapon. The gundam hammer could either be thrown or swung around the mobile suit itself to damage the enemy units.
  • Hyper Hammer
An enhanced version of the gundam hammer. Like its predecessor, it is a large spiked ball attached to a chain. However, it also has several rockets mounted into the ball to allow it to maneuver more effectively as well as the ability to change its direction before impact, and to increase the damage it could cause.

Special Equipment & Features

The prototype mobile suits produced by the Earth Federation Forces' Operation V, are equipped with a central block which houses the mobile suit's cockpit, control systems and main power source. This core block can eject in case of emergency and unfold into a small Core Fighter.
  • Hardpoints
An attachment point for weapons, shields, spare ammunition, or optional mission-specific equipment. Hardpoints can also be used to store carried weapons when a mobile suit needs its manipulators free for other purposes.

History

The RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type and the G-Fighter Real Type only appeared in tactical computer simulations used by the Earth Federation Forces during the end of the One Year War. The battle simulations of the Gundam Real Type were to gather data analysis on further improvements on the Gundam. The color scheme of the Gundam Real Type is to differentiate it from the RX-78-2 Gundam while tested in the computer simulations.

Gallery

Gunpla

Action Figures

Gashapon

Notes and Trivia

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MSV-R Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Full Armor Gundam Type B | FA-78(G) Full Armor Gundam Ground Type
Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type | RX-78SP Gunner Gundam
Ball's variations
RB-79F Ball Type F | RB-79M Ball Type M

Submarine
Lockwood-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-S5 Raven Sword | FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter | FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan004 | G-Fighter Assault Landing Type | G-Fighter Bomber Type | G-Fighter Space Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry
Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
Other
MSM-06 Jurick

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
Cruiser / Mother Ship
CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class
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