RX-78-2 Gundam

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The original Gundam for the entire Mobile Suit Gundam Franchise. The RX-78-2 is piloted by Amuro Ray.

First seen in the original Gundam anime that aired in 1979 ("Mobile Suit Gundam" aka "Gundam 0079" in the states, and "First Gundam" by the Japanese), the RX-78-2 was the first Gundam ever created in both the timeline of it's own series, and in reality. As a result, many fans and even non-fans consider it to be 'THE quintessential Gundam', with it laying the format for which all other Gundam designs would later be based off of. The head design and color schemes in particular, have come to be known as part of Gundam's trademark. The red chin piece, twin upside down 'V' slots in the position of the 'nose', and the crowning golden 'V' shaped shevron mounted on the 'helmet', all have become well known traits denoting "Gundam". According to the producters of the original series, the excuse they came up with for why the Gundam had bright contrasting colors as it's armor even though it was supposed to be a secret military project, was that the colors specified it as a "prototype". The legitamacy of this reasoning is questionable though, considering the mass production Gundam RX-79G (as seen in the 08th MS Team OVA) used the same color scheme, though since they were primarily built from spare parts of the RX-78-2 it's not too unreasonable.

The RX-78-2 was originally built alongside the RX-75-4 Guntank and RX-77-2 Guncannon in the Earth Alliance's "Project V". The Project was headed by Lieutenant Tem Ray, and when Zeon forces led by Char Aznable attack the Side 7 colony where it was being developed at, Amuro Ray - Tem's son, comandeers it in an attempt to force the Zeon forces away. Originally 3 prototype RX-78's were built, but the invading Zeon forces were able to destroy the other two. After the attack, the Gundam was transferred to the White Base assault carrier, and it would be piloted on various missions by Amuro Ray for the remainder of the One Year War.

Technical Data and Specifications

Model number: RX-78-2
Code name: Gundam
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Producer: Earth Federation Forces "Project V"
Pilot(s): Amuro Ray
Utilized by: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: July UC 0079
First deployment: UC 18 September 0079
Height: 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 43.4 metric tons; fully loaded 60.0 metric tons
Armor materials: lunar titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1380 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 24000 kg, 4 x 1870 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 0.93 G; 180-degree turn time 1.5 seconds (1.1 seconds after magnetic coating upgrade); maximum ground running speed 165 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5700 meters; "learning computer" system; re-entry coolant system; magnetic coated joints (subsequent field upgrade)
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.38 MW, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: BOWA·XBR-M-79-07G beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; BLASH·XHB-L-03/N-STD 380mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 5 rounds per clip plus 1 round in chamber; beam javelin; hyper hammer; Gundam hammer; RX·M-Sh-008/S-01025 shield, can be optionally stored on backpack

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Thing Name RX-78-2 Gundam
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1st anime episode: Mobile Suit Gundam #1
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