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RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen"
Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen"
Fast Facts
Model Number RX-78GP03S
Unit Type
Prototype space attack use mobile suit
Launched 11 November UC 0083
Manufacturer Anaheim Electronics
Operator Earth Federation Forces
Known Pilot Kou Uraki, Defrah Kar
General Characteristics
Overall Height 18.2 meters; head height 18.0 meters
Weight empty 41.6 metric tons; max gross 70.0 metric tons
Power Plant Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2000 kW
Accommodation Pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso (option to replace panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit with standard-type cockpit in Core Fighter II-Sp)
Armor: Gundarium alloy
  • 2 x beam saber
Special Equipments and Features
  • 2 x extending manipulator arm, mounted in forearms, used to retrieve hand weapons from RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" weapons container pods
  • Docking binder backpack for docking with RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis"
  • Optional Core Block System using Core Fighter II-Sp, replaces standard backpack and panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit block inside torso
Optional Equipments
  • Folding shield
  • XBR-BOWA M-82A beam rifle, power rated at 1.5 MW, with mounted "jitte" beam saber blocking unit
  • folding bazooka, 6 rounds in clip plus 1 round in chamber
  • Hyper bazooka

The Dendrobium was composed of two parts, the mobile armor section Orchis and the RX-78GP03S Gundam Dendrobium Stamen, a mobile suit that controlled the entire mobile armor. The Stamen had the ability to split from the armor section for independent action against enemy units. Operating as a mobile suit, GP03S carried a folding shield and beam rifle as standard armament, and special folding bazookas could be carried in place of either the shield or rifle. The traditional twin head vulcans were removed; the space thus freed was used to install more advanced avionics and sensor systems.

The Stamen also featured the panoramic cockpit and linear chair initially used in the RX-78 NT1, allowing its operator a full view of the battlefield. Originally a core fighter version was used (Gundam Evolve 4). However, it was changed to the current setting because if ever the GP03 had faced a foe so powerful that it could destroy the Orchis unit, the Stamen unit would not stand a chance and should not continue battle. Therefore, there was no need for 2 escaping devices since the Stamen itself was considered to be used for escape purposes. In addition, the wing binders on the sides of the GP03S both increased the maneuverability of the unit and protected the interface ports for the Orchis. A set of extendable waldo arms used to retrieve weapons from the weapon racks were concealed in the forearms of the GP03S.

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