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|mechdesigner=Kunio Okawara~principal design, Kimitoshi Yamane~detailed design
 
|mechdesigner=Kunio Okawara~principal design, Kimitoshi Yamane~detailed design
 
|series=Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team~2~12, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – Miller's Report, Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo, Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs Zeon, Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles, Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon - Dual Stars of Carnage, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Battle in Three Dimensions, Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link, Mobile Suit Gundam: After-Jaburo, Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R Legend of the Universal Century Heroes: Rainbow's Shin Matsunaga, Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack, 30th Gundam Perfect Mission, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Nameless Battlefield
 
|series=Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team~2~12, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – Miller's Report, Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo, Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs Zeon, Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles, Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon - Dual Stars of Carnage, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Battle in Three Dimensions, Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link, Mobile Suit Gundam: After-Jaburo, Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R Legend of the Universal Century Heroes: Rainbow's Shin Matsunaga, Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack, 30th Gundam Perfect Mission, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Nameless Battlefield
|manufacturer=Earth Federation Forces
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|manufacturer=Earth Federation
 
|operator=Earth Federation Forces, 08th Mobile Suit Team, Gunpla Mafia~GM-Head,
 
|operator=Earth Federation Forces, 08th Mobile Suit Team, Gunpla Mafia~GM-Head,
 
|producedUnits=20
 
|producedUnits=20
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Multi-Launcher
 
Multi-Launcher
 
2 x X.B.Sa-G-03 Beam Saber
 
2 x X.B.Sa-G-03 Beam Saber
|OptionalEquip=NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm Machine Gun
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|OptionalEquip=YHI YF-MG100 100mm Machine Gun
 
RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
 
RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
|optionalHandheldArmaments=NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm Cannon
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|optionalHandheldArmaments=YHI FH-X180 180mm Cannon
P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 Beam Rifle
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BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle
NFHI*EPHB-type.Doc-04/380mm Hyper Bazooka
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YHI ERRL-TYPE.Doc-04/380mm Rocket Launcher
 
YHI 6ML-79MM Missile Launcher
 
YHI 6ML-79MM Missile Launcher
 
Gundam Hammer
 
Gundam Hammer
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RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
 
RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
 
FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
 
FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
|SpecEquip=Underwater Periscope~head mounted
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|SpecEquip=Head Equipment
Parachute Pack
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Desert Equipment
 
Weapon Rack
 
Weapon Rack
}}The '''RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type''' (陸戦型ガンダム) is a limited mass production [[mobile suit]] first featured in ''[[Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team]]''.
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}}The '''RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type''' (陸戦型ガンダム) is a limited production [[mobile suit]] first featured in ''[[Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team]]''.
   
 
==Technology & Combat Characteristics==
 
==Technology & Combat Characteristics==
 
While Project V was underway, the Federation also began production of experimental units using spare parts originally intended for the RX-78 Gundam. Using these parts they built approximately twenty specialized ground combat-model christened the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type during the mid UC 0079. The RX-78 development program, in addition to the experimental [[RX-78 Gundam]] series, managed to generate a significant stockpile of mobile suit parts. The Federation, not wanting to have such parts go to waste, used these stockpiles to create a line of pre-production mobile suits used to field test mobile suit tactics. In order to cut down on costs, most of the armaments and parts of the Gundam Ground Type were also used for the [[RGM-79(G) GM Ground Type|RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type]].
 
While Project V was underway, the Federation also began production of experimental units using spare parts originally intended for the RX-78 Gundam. Using these parts they built approximately twenty specialized ground combat-model christened the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type during the mid UC 0079. The RX-78 development program, in addition to the experimental [[RX-78 Gundam]] series, managed to generate a significant stockpile of mobile suit parts. The Federation, not wanting to have such parts go to waste, used these stockpiles to create a line of pre-production mobile suits used to field test mobile suit tactics. In order to cut down on costs, most of the armaments and parts of the Gundam Ground Type were also used for the [[RGM-79(G) GM Ground Type|RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type]].
   
Though in many ways similar to its RX-78-2 predecessor, the RX-79[G] was a bit different in other ways, particularly in its armament. The beam sabers were stored in the legs, as the backpack mounted an equipment rack to carry weapon racks, parachute packs, or other field options. The head vulcan guns were removed, as the head now carried a periscope for underwater and trench warfare. Although sporting a smaller generator than the RX-78, the Ground Type Gundam can still use a beam rifle, though it was often equipped with a 100mm machine gun or a 180mm cannon. Two extra ammunition magazines for the machine gun were placed on the sideskirt armor. A single vulcan gun and a multiple-use "multi-launcher" mounted in the torso's left breast rounded out the suit's armament.
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Though in many ways similar to its RX-78-2 predecessor, the RX-79[G] was still a bit different in many other ways, particularly in its armament. The beam sabers were stored in the legs, as the backpack mounted an equipment rack to carry weapon racks, parachute packs, or other field options. The head vulcan guns were removed, as the head now carried a periscope for underwater and trench warfare. Although sporting a smaller generator than the RX-78, the Ground Type Gundam can still use a beam rifle, though it was often equipped with a 100mm machine gun or a 180mm cannon. Two extra ammunition magazines for the machine gun were placed on the sideskirt armor. A single vulcan gun and a multiple-use "multi-launcher" mounted in the torso's left breast rounded out the suit's armament.
   
 
As the RX-79[G] was built out of spare parts from Project V, replacements parts were very limited. Luckily, the GM Ground Type shared 80% of the same parts as the Gundam Ground Type, making field repairs easier but sometimes resulted in a few customized mobile suits such as the [[RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8]] piloted by Kojima Battalion's 08th MS Team commander, Shiro Amada, and Karen Joshua's Gundam with a GM Ground Type head.
 
As the RX-79[G] was built out of spare parts from Project V, replacements parts were very limited. Luckily, the GM Ground Type shared 80% of the same parts as the Gundam Ground Type, making field repairs easier but sometimes resulted in a few customized mobile suits such as the [[RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8]] piloted by Kojima Battalion's 08th MS Team commander, Shiro Amada, and Karen Joshua's Gundam with a GM Ground Type head.
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==Armaments==
 
==Armaments==
 
;*Vulcan Gun
 
;*Vulcan Gun
:Instead of having head-mounted vulcan guns like the RX-78-2 Gundam, the RX-79[G] mounted a single vulcan gun in the left chest. This shell firing weapon has a high rate of fire but little power and can't damage the armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. It is ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc. Fires at a rate of 1200 rounds per minute.
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:Instead of having head-mounted vulcan guns like the RX-78-2 Gundam, the RX-79[G] mounted a single vulcan gun in the left chest. This shell firing weapon has a high rate of fire but little power and can't damage the armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. It is ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
   
 
;*Multi-Launcher
 
;*Multi-Launcher
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;*X.B.Sa-G-03 Beam Saber
 
;*X.B.Sa-G-03 Beam Saber
:The RX-79[G] has two beam sabers, one stored in the side of each lower leg. The beam saber is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through most armor not treated with anti-beam coating.
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:The beam saber is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through most armor not treated with anti-beam coating. The RX-79[G] has two beam sabers, one stored in the side of each lower leg. The change to leg-mounted saber racks is possible because space have been freed up due to the omission of attitude control thrusters and associated fuel tanks, which are not needed for a ground use unit. The change also serves as dust-proofing measure.
   
;*NF*GMG-Type.37/100mm Machine Gun
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;*YHI YF-MG100 100mm Machine Gun
:The standard armament for Federation mobile suit ground forces, the Type 37 is an open-bolt, gas-operated, magazine-fed, mobile suit handheld machine gun. It fires a 100x450 millimeter round at a rate of 500 rounds per minute and is loaded with a 20-round box magazine. Features include a folding stock and swivel forward hand grip. Every Gundam and GM ground type carry two spare 20-round magazines on their side skirt armor.
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:The standard armament for Federation's mobile suit ground forces during the One Year War that was developed by Yashima Heavy Industries. It has an alternate model number: "NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm". Equipped with a box magazine and folding stock, it has excellent rate of fire and is easy to wield. It utilized a smoothbore type barrel that lacked rifling and has to be replaced after firing 3000 rounds. The weapon could utilize three different types of ammunitions: HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank), APFSDS (Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot), and HESH (High Explosive Squash Head), allowing combat units to select the appropriate type to meet operational needs. Every Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type carry two spare magazines on their side skirt armor.
   
;*NFHI*GMCa-type.09/180mm Cannon
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;*YHI FH-X180 180mm Cannon
:The Type 09 artillery cannon fires a 180x800 millimeter HE round and is loaded with an eight (8) round box magazine. Maximum effective range 3.0 kilometers. The cannon can be broken down into five components for storage in the backpack storage container: the forward barrel with muzzle brake group, the rear barrel group, the forward receiver group, the rear receiver group and the magazine. Features include a swivel-out forward hand grip and top carrying handle.
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:A portable cannon developed by Yashima Heavy Industries as a long-range, large caliber physical projectile weapon for use in 1G environment. It has an alternate model number:"NFHI·GMCa-type.09/". Its design is thought to have referenced the Zimmad Corporation’s ZIM/M-T-K175C Magella Top Cannon. It uses a six-rounds box magazine that is inserted into the top and can fire different types of ammunitions. The most notable feature of this weapon is that it can be broken down into compact components for transport in containers carried by the mobile suit.
   
;*P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 Beam Rifle
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;*BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle
:The ground-type beam rifle is powered by an internal energy capacitor with an average charge of 15 rounds. Bore diameter of 150 millimeters. Mega particle range is limited in Earth's atmosphere. Maximum effective range of 2.0 kilometers. 60 RPM. Features include a forward swivel hand grip and 180 degree swivel narrow sensor.
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:A beam rifle developed by the Blash Corporation upon the request of the Earth Federation Ground Forces, who are unsatisfied with the performance of the M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun. It is primary for use in atmospheric conditions and is a redesign of the [[RX-78-2 Gundam]]'s XBR-M-79-07G beam rifle. Instead of the 79-07G’s large movable sensor, this rifle is fitted with the BP-SS-001 composite box-type sensor system utilized on the BR-M-79C-3 Beam Spray Gun and licensed from BOWA Corporation, granting the weapon improved targeting precision. The weapon can snipe targets 10 kilometers away, but the accuracy is extremely low, requiring experience and advanced skill to land a hit.
   
 
;*YHI 6ML-79MM Missile Launcher
 
;*YHI 6ML-79MM Missile Launcher
 
:A launcher system consisting of multiple missile containers fitted on a base unit. Two to four missiles can be stored within each container depending on the type of warhead selected to meet the needs of the operation.
 
:A launcher system consisting of multiple missile containers fitted on a base unit. Two to four missiles can be stored within each container depending on the type of warhead selected to meet the needs of the operation.
   
;*NFHI*EPHB-type.Doc-04/380mm Hyper Bazooka
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;*YHI ERRL-TYPE.Doc-04/380mm Rocket Launcher
:The ground-type hyper bazooka fires a 380x1900 millimeter HEDP rocket at ranges up to 2.5 kilometers. It is loaded with a 5-round box magazine with one round pre-loaded into the chamber. The bazooka can be broken down into five parts for storage in the backpack storage container: the forward barrel and muzzle group, the trigger and targeting sensor group, the rear barrel group, the receiver group and the magazine.
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:A portable large rocket launcher meant for MS, it is independently developed by Yashima Heavy Industries for use specifically in 1G environment. Also known as Hyper Bazooka (Ground Type), it has a very versatile design with features that include targeting sensors, etc. It uses a banana-shaped magazine and has a short barrel to facilitate its use in jungle/forested areas. This weapon can utilize a number of different munitions including warheads that deploy stabilizing fins after launch, and this shows that its design took many references from human-sized ground weaponry used in older eras.
   
 
;*Gundam Hammer
 
;*Gundam Hammer
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;*Net Gun
 
;*Net Gun
:Like its name suggests, this weapon fires nets to trap, immobilize and and disables the enemy; rather than destroy them. Usually used in Ambush and Capture missions.
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:Like its name suggests, this weapon fires nets to trap, immobilize and disables the enemy; rather than destroy them. Usually used in Ambush and Capture missions.
   
 
;*RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
 
;*RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
:Mounted on the forearm, this shield is commonly used by the Gundam and GM ground type mobile suits. Mount latch and joint/pivot mount position retracted for protection or extended for slashing or punching attacks. Can be thrust into the ground and used as an elevated weapon firing position. Features include top carrying handle and shield claw.
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:Mounted on the forearm, this small, light shield is commonly used by the Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type. Constructed of Luna Titanium alloy, it is designed to primarily protect the cockpit and other critical areas, and as such has a different form than the RGM-M-Sh-003 model. Additionally, it can be used as a close range striking weapon due to its movable mount. Furthermore, through lodging the spikes at the tip into the ground, the shield can serve as a free standing frontal defense. This also allows the mobile suit to use both hands to hold large caliber weaponry and maintain a stable firing position. It can also be used as a gun mount, and a bipod is attached to the back for additional stability when placed on the ground.<ref name="HGUC 2007">1/144 [[HGUC]] RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type (2007) model kit manual</ref>
   
 
;*RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
 
;*RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
:An improved version of the RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield, featuring a layer of reactive armor. Other features remain the same.
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:A reinforced version of the RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 with a small additional armor plate attached to the surface that provides additional protection against projectiles, and increases overall durability. Other features remain the same.
   
 
;*FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
 
;*FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
:The same shield as used by the [[RGM-79 GM]], it is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. Since the introduction of beam weaponry, shields are also treated with an anti-beam coating to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.
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:The same shield as used by the [[RGM-79 GM]], it is composed of a triple honeycomb structure made of Luna Titanium and the surface also has anti-beam coating for defending against beam attacks.
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==Special Equipment & Features==
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;*Head Equipment
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:Since the RX-79[G] lacked head-mounted vulcan guns, a snorkel camera is attached to the left side of the head. Additionally, there are also optional replacement equipment such as "long-distance communication pack" for the right side of the head and an "added vulcan pod" for the left side of the head.
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;*Desert Equipment
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:For combat in desert environments, the RX-79[G] could optionally attach parts such as dust proof filters on the chest intake, and protective covering for the joints and manipulators.
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;*Weapon Rack
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:On the back of the RX-79[G] is a weapon rack for carrying weapon containers, parachute packs, etc. In addition, the rack is equipped with a foldable searchlight and certain sections can unfold into a forklift-like mechanism.
   
==Special Equipment==
 
 
;*Parachute Pack
 
;*Parachute Pack
 
:An optional back-mounted MS equipment created by the Federation for paradrop missions from the [[Medea]] Transport Plane. The Parachute Pack contains three parachutes and four thrusters to help in making a safe descent to the ground. Once touchdown had been accomplished the Parachute Pack would be ejected so not to hinder the mobile suit performance in ground combat. Two types of parachute pack were known to exist.
 
:An optional back-mounted MS equipment created by the Federation for paradrop missions from the [[Medea]] Transport Plane. The Parachute Pack contains three parachutes and four thrusters to help in making a safe descent to the ground. Once touchdown had been accomplished the Parachute Pack would be ejected so not to hinder the mobile suit performance in ground combat. Two types of parachute pack were known to exist.
   
;*Weapon Rack
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;*Weapon Container
:Another part that could be attached to the back of an Gundam Ground Type is a weapon rack. The Weapon Rack goes on like a hiking backpack and would allow the Gundam Ground Type to carry a variety of armaments and ammunition for both itself and the other members of its squad.
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:Container for storing spare or additional armament that can be attached to the weapon rack. The container allows the RX-79[G] to carry a variety of armaments and ammunition for both itself and the other members of its squad.
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;*B Container
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Rx-79g-missilelauncher.jpg|Missile launcher
 
Rx-79g-missilelauncher.jpg|Missile launcher
 
Rx-79gez-8-shield.jpg|RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
 
Rx-79gez-8-shield.jpg|RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
Rx-79g-cannon.jpg|NFHI·GMCa-type.09/180mm cannon
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Rx-79g-cannon.jpg|180mm cannon
 
Rx-79g-beamsaber.jpg|X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber
 
Rx-79g-beamsaber.jpg|X.B.Sa-G-03 beam saber
Rx-79g-beamrifle.jpg|P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 beam rifle
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Rx-79g-beamrifle.jpg|BLASH XBR-M-79E beam rifle
rx-79g-machinegun.jpg|NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm machine gun
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rx-79g-machinegun.jpg|100mm machine gun
 
rx-79g-netgun.jpg|Net gun
 
rx-79g-netgun.jpg|Net gun
Rx-79g-bazookagun.jpg|NFHI*EPHB-type.Doc-04/380mm Hyper Bazooka
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Rx-79g-bazookagun.jpg|Rocket Launcher
 
rx-78-2-gundamhammer.jpg|Gundam hammer
 
rx-78-2-gundamhammer.jpg|Gundam hammer
 
Gm-shield.jpg|FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
 
Gm-shield.jpg|FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
 
Parachute Pack Used.PNG|Gundam Ground Type with Parachute Pack (Type 2) as seen in the opening of [[Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team]] OVA
 
Parachute Pack Used.PNG|Gundam Ground Type with Parachute Pack (Type 2) as seen in the opening of [[Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team]] OVA
 
06th MS Team.jpg|Gundam Ground Types of Kojima Battalion's the 06th MS Team
 
06th MS Team.jpg|Gundam Ground Types of Kojima Battalion's the 06th MS Team
Gundam Ground type attacking.PNG|Gundam Ground Type fires NFHI*GMCa-type.09/180mm Cannon
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Gundam Ground type attacking.PNG|Gundam Ground Type fires 180mm Cannon
 
3 Gundam Ground Type.PNG|A trio of Gundam Ground Types
 
3 Gundam Ground Type.PNG|A trio of Gundam Ground Types
 
Rx79hammer 08th.png|The 06th MS Team's Ground Type, armed with Gundam Hammer
 
Rx79hammer 08th.png|The 06th MS Team's Ground Type, armed with Gundam Hammer
Rx79g_p03_DesertEquipment_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment) with [[Type 74 Hover Truck]]
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Rx79g_p03_DesertEquipment_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment) with [[Hover Truck]]
 
Rx79g_p04_HeadAndShiro_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): head close-up with [[Shiro Amada]]
 
Rx79g_p04_HeadAndShiro_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): head close-up with [[Shiro Amada]]
Gundam_Ground_Type_-_Missile_Launcher_Equipped.png|Gundam Ground Type equipped with missile launcher and NFHI*EPHB-type.Doc-04/380mm Hyper Bazooka
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Gundam_Ground_Type_-_Missile_Launcher_Equipped.png|Gundam Ground Type equipped with missile launcher and rocket launcher
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Close_Up_Side.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): Close-Up on Side
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Close_Up_Side.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): Close-Up on Side
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Close_Up.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): Close-Up on Front
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Close_Up.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): Close-Up on Front
Rx79g_p05_SnipingWithBeamRifle_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): sniping with P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 Beam Rifle
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Rx79g_p05_SnipingWithBeamRifle_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment): sniping with BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle
File:Gundam_Ground_Type_-_Beam_Rifle_Equipped.png|Gundam Ground Type Sniping with P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011 Beam Rifle
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File:Gundam_Ground_Type_-_Beam_Rifle_Equipped.png|Gundam Ground Type Sniping with BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Equipped_with_Net_Gun.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment) : Equipped with Net Gun
 
Gundam_Ground_Type_(Desert_Equipment)_-_Equipped_with_Net_Gun.png|Gundam Ground Type (Desert Equipment) : Equipped with Net Gun
 
rx79g_08thMSTeam.jpg|Gundam Ground Types of the 08th MS Team: Sander's unit (right) and Karen's "GM Head" (left)
 
rx79g_08thMSTeam.jpg|Gundam Ground Types of the 08th MS Team: Sander's unit (right) and Karen's "GM Head" (left)
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Rx79g_p06_StrikesAtApsalusI_08thMST-OVA_episode4.jpg|[[Terry Sanders Jr.|Sanders]]' Gundam Ground Type strikes at [[Apsalus I]] with Beam Saber
 
Rx79g_p06_StrikesAtApsalusI_08thMST-OVA_episode4.jpg|[[Terry Sanders Jr.|Sanders]]' Gundam Ground Type strikes at [[Apsalus I]] with Beam Saber
 
ApsalusII_p03_FacingGundamGroundType_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type confronting [[Apsalus II]]
 
ApsalusII_p03_FacingGundamGroundType_08thMST-OVA_episode6.jpg|Gundam Ground Type confronting [[Apsalus II]]
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RX-79 Close-Up.png|Gundam Ground Type Face Close-Up
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RX-79 Standing Up.png|Gundam Ground Type Standing Up
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RX-79 attacking Zaku with Shield.png|Gundam Ground Type attacking w/RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
 
gundamgroundGBFT.png|Gundam Ground Type as seen on [[Gundam Build Fighters Try]]
 
gundamgroundGBFT.png|Gundam Ground Type as seen on [[Gundam Build Fighters Try]]
 
Rx-79-calendar.jpg|Gundam Ground Type calendar
 
Rx-79-calendar.jpg|Gundam Ground Type calendar
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Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v1 008.jpg|As seen in [[Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute]]
 
Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v1 008.jpg|As seen in [[Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute]]
 
Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v1 167.jpg|As seen in [[Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute]]
 
Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v1 167.jpg|As seen in [[Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team U.C.0079 + α Tribute]]
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GundamG-B-container.jpg|B Container's auto reload feature
 
Rx-79.jpg
 
Rx-79.jpg
 
Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v3 198.jpg
 
Gundam 08th MS Team RAW v3 198.jpg
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==Games==
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===Games===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type (Gundam Versus).png|[[Gundam Versus]]
 
RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type (Gundam Versus).png|[[Gundam Versus]]
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Land Battle Type Gundam.jpg|Gundam Ground Type as it appears in [[Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation]]
 
Land Battle Type Gundam.jpg|Gundam Ground Type as it appears in [[Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation]]
 
RX-79(G) Spirits of Zeon.jpg
 
RX-79(G) Spirits of Zeon.jpg
RX-79-G-_Gundam_Ground_Type.jpg|SD RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type as it appears in SD Gundam G Generation Wars
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GGen Gundam Ground Type.png|SD RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type as it appears in SD Gundam G Generation Spirits
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RX79 GBO2 01.png|RX-79 [G] Gundam w/BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle from Gundam Battle Operation 2
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RX79 GBO2 02.png|RX-79 [G] Gundam w/YHI FH-X180 180mm Cannon from Gundam Battle Operation 2
 
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</gallery>
   
==[[Gunpla]]==
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===[[Gunpla]]===
 
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==Notes & Trivia==
 
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*The Gundam Ground Type is the first production-type Gundam ever.
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*The Gundam Ground Type is the first production-type Gundam-type mobile suit.
 
*The Gundam Ground Type along with its GM counterpart debuted in the ''Gundam Vs'' as extras for the Deluxe version of ''Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs Zeon'' and remained playable units up until ''Extreme VS'' where they became NPC units.
 
*The Gundam Ground Type along with its GM counterpart debuted in the ''Gundam Vs'' as extras for the Deluxe version of ''Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs Zeon'' and remained playable units up until ''Extreme VS'' where they became NPC units.
 
**Despite having the ''08'' designation on their shield, none of the pilots from the show were playable until ''Gundam Vs Gundam''.
 
**Despite having the ''08'' designation on their shield, none of the pilots from the show were playable until ''Gundam Vs Gundam''.
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The RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type (陸戦型ガンダム) is a limited production mobile suit first featured in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

While Project V was underway, the Federation also began production of experimental units using spare parts originally intended for the RX-78 Gundam. Using these parts they built approximately twenty specialized ground combat-model christened the RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type during the mid UC 0079. The RX-78 development program, in addition to the experimental RX-78 Gundam series, managed to generate a significant stockpile of mobile suit parts. The Federation, not wanting to have such parts go to waste, used these stockpiles to create a line of pre-production mobile suits used to field test mobile suit tactics. In order to cut down on costs, most of the armaments and parts of the Gundam Ground Type were also used for the RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type.

Though in many ways similar to its RX-78-2 predecessor, the RX-79[G] was still a bit different in many other ways, particularly in its armament. The beam sabers were stored in the legs, as the backpack mounted an equipment rack to carry weapon racks, parachute packs, or other field options. The head vulcan guns were removed, as the head now carried a periscope for underwater and trench warfare. Although sporting a smaller generator than the RX-78, the Ground Type Gundam can still use a beam rifle, though it was often equipped with a 100mm machine gun or a 180mm cannon. Two extra ammunition magazines for the machine gun were placed on the sideskirt armor. A single vulcan gun and a multiple-use "multi-launcher" mounted in the torso's left breast rounded out the suit's armament.

As the RX-79[G] was built out of spare parts from Project V, replacements parts were very limited. Luckily, the GM Ground Type shared 80% of the same parts as the Gundam Ground Type, making field repairs easier but sometimes resulted in a few customized mobile suits such as the RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8 piloted by Kojima Battalion's 08th MS Team commander, Shiro Amada, and Karen Joshua's Gundam with a GM Ground Type head.

Armaments

  • Vulcan Gun
Instead of having head-mounted vulcan guns like the RX-78-2 Gundam, the RX-79[G] mounted a single vulcan gun in the left chest. This shell firing weapon has a high rate of fire but little power and can't damage the armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. It is ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
  • Multi-Launcher
Mounted in the left chest, under the vulcan gun, this launcher fires a variety of munitions, ranging from grenades to flares and chaff. It can be used for various purposes, such as distracting enemies, or communicating with allies, etc.
  • X.B.Sa-G-03 Beam Saber
The beam saber is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through most armor not treated with anti-beam coating. The RX-79[G] has two beam sabers, one stored in the side of each lower leg. The change to leg-mounted saber racks is possible because space have been freed up due to the omission of attitude control thrusters and associated fuel tanks, which are not needed for a ground use unit. The change also serves as dust-proofing measure.
  • YHI YF-MG100 100mm Machine Gun
The standard armament for Federation's mobile suit ground forces during the One Year War that was developed by Yashima Heavy Industries. It has an alternate model number: "NF·GMG-Type.37/100mm". Equipped with a box magazine and folding stock, it has excellent rate of fire and is easy to wield. It utilized a smoothbore type barrel that lacked rifling and has to be replaced after firing 3000 rounds. The weapon could utilize three different types of ammunitions: HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank), APFSDS (Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot), and HESH (High Explosive Squash Head), allowing combat units to select the appropriate type to meet operational needs. Every Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type carry two spare magazines on their side skirt armor.
  • YHI FH-X180 180mm Cannon
A portable cannon developed by Yashima Heavy Industries as a long-range, large caliber physical projectile weapon for use in 1G environment. It has an alternate model number:"NFHI·GMCa-type.09/". Its design is thought to have referenced the Zimmad Corporation’s ZIM/M-T-K175C Magella Top Cannon. It uses a six-rounds box magazine that is inserted into the top and can fire different types of ammunitions. The most notable feature of this weapon is that it can be broken down into compact components for transport in containers carried by the mobile suit.
  • BLASH XBR-M-79E Beam Rifle
A beam rifle developed by the Blash Corporation upon the request of the Earth Federation Ground Forces, who are unsatisfied with the performance of the M-79C-1 Beam Spray Gun. It is primary for use in atmospheric conditions and is a redesign of the RX-78-2 Gundam's XBR-M-79-07G beam rifle. Instead of the 79-07G’s large movable sensor, this rifle is fitted with the BP-SS-001 composite box-type sensor system utilized on the BR-M-79C-3 Beam Spray Gun and licensed from BOWA Corporation, granting the weapon improved targeting precision. The weapon can snipe targets 10 kilometers away, but the accuracy is extremely low, requiring experience and advanced skill to land a hit.
  • YHI 6ML-79MM Missile Launcher
A launcher system consisting of multiple missile containers fitted on a base unit. Two to four missiles can be stored within each container depending on the type of warhead selected to meet the needs of the operation.
  • YHI ERRL-TYPE.Doc-04/380mm Rocket Launcher
A portable large rocket launcher meant for MS, it is independently developed by Yashima Heavy Industries for use specifically in 1G environment. Also known as Hyper Bazooka (Ground Type), it has a very versatile design with features that include targeting sensors, etc. It uses a banana-shaped magazine and has a short barrel to facilitate its use in jungle/forested areas. This weapon can utilize a number of different munitions including warheads that deploy stabilizing fins after launch, and this shows that its design took many references from human-sized ground weaponry used in older eras.
  • 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.
  • Net Gun
Like its name suggests, this weapon fires nets to trap, immobilize and disables the enemy; rather than destroy them. Usually used in Ambush and Capture missions.
  • RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 Shield
Mounted on the forearm, this small, light shield is commonly used by the Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type. Constructed of Luna Titanium alloy, it is designed to primarily protect the cockpit and other critical areas, and as such has a different form than the RGM-M-Sh-003 model. Additionally, it can be used as a close range striking weapon due to its movable mount. Furthermore, through lodging the spikes at the tip into the ground, the shield can serve as a free standing frontal defense. This also allows the mobile suit to use both hands to hold large caliber weaponry and maintain a stable firing position. It can also be used as a gun mount, and a bipod is attached to the back for additional stability when placed on the ground.[1]
  • RGM·S-Sh-WF/S-00116·Ap-A Shield
A reinforced version of the RGM*S-Sh-WF/S-00109 with a small additional armor plate attached to the surface that provides additional protection against projectiles, and increases overall durability. Other features remain the same.
  • FADEGEL RGM-M-Sh-003 Shield
The same shield as used by the RGM-79 GM, it is composed of a triple honeycomb structure made of Luna Titanium and the surface also has anti-beam coating for defending against beam attacks.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Head Equipment
Since the RX-79[G] lacked head-mounted vulcan guns, a snorkel camera is attached to the left side of the head. Additionally, there are also optional replacement equipment such as "long-distance communication pack" for the right side of the head and an "added vulcan pod" for the left side of the head.
  • Desert Equipment
For combat in desert environments, the RX-79[G] could optionally attach parts such as dust proof filters on the chest intake, and protective covering for the joints and manipulators.
  • Weapon Rack
On the back of the RX-79[G] is a weapon rack for carrying weapon containers, parachute packs, etc. In addition, the rack is equipped with a foldable searchlight and certain sections can unfold into a forklift-like mechanism.
  • Parachute Pack
An optional back-mounted MS equipment created by the Federation for paradrop missions from the Medea Transport Plane. The Parachute Pack contains three parachutes and four thrusters to help in making a safe descent to the ground. Once touchdown had been accomplished the Parachute Pack would be ejected so not to hinder the mobile suit performance in ground combat. Two types of parachute pack were known to exist.
  • Weapon Container
Container for storing spare or additional armament that can be attached to the weapon rack. The container allows the RX-79[G] to carry a variety of armaments and ammunition for both itself and the other members of its squad.
  • B Container

History

The RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type was used most notably by the Kojima Battalion operating in Southeast Asia, which fielded 20 RX-79[G] units, with the other eight participating in various operations on Earth. The Gundam Ground Types were also deployed by the EFF's Experimental Units, with one of them being the platoon commanded by Matt Healy, who was issued a Gundam Ground Type after his RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type was damaged in battle. Matt and his RX-79[G] unit would participate in the rest of the One Year War, including the Battle of Jaburo. Another unit piloted by Kamuna Tachibana was also stationed at Jaburo as part of its defense line during Zeon's assault of the underground base. The Federation Research and Development used three RX-79[G] units in their EXAM development program (see entry on Blue Destiny below).

Variants

Gallery

Games

Gunpla

Action Figures

Notes & Trivia

  • The Gundam Ground Type is the first production-type Gundam-type mobile suit.
  • The Gundam Ground Type along with its GM counterpart debuted in the Gundam Vs as extras for the Deluxe version of Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs Zeon and remained playable units up until Extreme VS where they became NPC units.
    • Despite having the 08 designation on their shield, none of the pilots from the show were playable until Gundam Vs Gundam.
  • The beam rifle used by Gundam Ground Type and GM Ground Type has three different model numbers from three different sources: "P.B.R-0079/A12 S-000011" from the MG Gundam Ground Type manual, "P.B.R-0079/A12 S-0000204" from the MG Gundam Ez8 manual, and "BLASH XBR-M-79E" from Master Archive Mobile Suit - RGM-79 GM Volume One. The last model number also appeared in Gundam Mobile Suit Bible 15, while Master Archive Mobile Suit - RGM-79 GM Volume Two listed an alternate model number of "BLASH XBR-M-79E (P.B.R-0079/A12 S-0000204)".

References

  1. 1/144 HGUC RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type (2007) model kit manual

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