Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:16:57 -0700


>>
>> I don't recall ever seeing a Guncannon carry "hand" weapons (beam guns,
>> sabers, etc.) -- did they ever equip the Guncannon with "sidearms" or was
>> it always used strictly for support and restricted to its twin cannon?
>>
>
>IIRC, Z, the two prototype Guncannons, 108 (piloted by Kai Shiden) and
>109 (piloted by Hayato Kobiyashi) were equipped with beam rifles for
>operation Star 1. This may have only been in the movies, but could have
>been in the series as well.
>--
>Christopher Beilby

The beam rifle appeared as early as episode 32, during the encounter with
the Zakulero. However, the beam rifle has always been part of the design,
as seen in even early design/prototype linearts and illustrations.

Eddie

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