Mark Simmons (email@example.com)
Thu, 25 May 2000 13:50:06 -0700
Chris Maier asks,
> Actually I've been there, however, I'm curious about the commando types from
> 0080, The BD and the other GMs in Blue Destiny, and also, the GMs from 0083
> and how they relate to those produced later on(Nemos, Jegans, those things in
> F91 and Victory)
Okay, let's give it a shot. Here's a quick survey of GM variants and
* RGM-79[E] and RGM-79[G]
Pre-production versions of the GM, seen in 08th MS Team. The [G] also comes
in a green-painted, beam rifle-toting sniper version.
* RX-79BD series
Testbeds for the EXAM system, as seen in Blue Destiny. The first system was
installed in a [G] type GM, but they ended up lopping off its head and
mounting it on an RX-79 body; the second and third units were purebred RX-79
* RGM-79L and RGM-79SC
The Light Armor and Sniper Custom versions from the MSV series. These are
limited-production, high-performance variants for ace pilots.
A cold-weather variant seen in 0080. Its detailing makes it look like a
* RGM-79G and RGM-79GS
Improved versions of the GM for space use; this is the GM Commando seen in
0080. The regular G is for use inside colonies, and the GS (with a larger
propellant supply) for outside.
The last GM version of the war (so far!). It's a high-performance sniper
version based on the GS type, seen in 0080 and the new Dreamcast Side Story
That's it for One Year War versions. Now, on to the postwar...
The standard version as of 0083. It's supposedly based on the G type, but in
terms of specs and physical appearance it's just a Kaotoki-fied version of
the standard GM. (The same line art was used for the RGM-79[E] model in 08th
The GM Custom, a high-performance model for ace pilots. It's derived from
the work of the Augusta Base engineers during the war, e.g. from the Alex
The GM Quell glimpsed at the end of 0083. It's a variant of the GM Custom
produced for the newly-formed Titans.
* RGM-79R, also known as RMS-179
The GM II seen in Z Gundam. While it's more advanced than the C, G, and N
types - with a better generator, beam rifle capability, and a modernized
cockpit - its appearance is a throwback to the original GM. (Well, it was
designed in 1985...)
The GM III seen in ZZ and Char's Counterattack. Much improved over the GM
III, with better armor and parts derived from the Gundam Mk. II.
Anaheim's version of the GM II, with Gundarium armor and some Rick Dias
parts. Roughly on a par with the GM III.
This pretty much ends the direct GM line. Later series feature new designs
- the MSA-007 Nero from Gundam Sentinel, the RGM-89 Jegan from CCA, the
RGM-109 Heavygun from F91, the RGM-119 Jamesgun and RGM-122 Heavygun from V
Gundam - that are clearly descendants of the GM and Nemo, but don't retain
the GM name or any of its structural elements.
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