Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:55:33 -0800
At 18:07 3/12/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Roger Harkavy asks,
>>Okay, seeing as how this week's featured MS is the RX-75 Guntank, and
>>we'll be seeing the RX-77 Guncannon and RX-78 Gundam soon, the question
>>lingers: what was the RX-76?
> The Ball, as it turns out. The basic concept of converting civilian space
>pods to combat vehicles was planned in UC 0076, but the project was shelved
>in favor of developing real mobile suits. Then, when the Federation became
>desperate in the last months of the war, the plan was de-mothballed and the
>RB-79 went into full-scale production.
For what it's worth: In the Schodt translation of the Tomino
novelizations, the "Bowl" is identified as the VX-76.
"VX" presumably parses out as "Vehicle Experiment"....
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