Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Thu, 25 May 2000 17:07:13 -0400


Thanks!
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2000 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Lineage of GM

> 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
> descendants...
>
> * 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
> Gundams.
>
> * RGM-79
> The standard.
>
> * 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.
>
> * RGM-79D
> A cold-weather variant seen in 0080. Its detailing makes it look like a
> predecessor of...
>
> * 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.
>
> * RGM-79SP
> 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
> game.
>
> That's it for One Year War versions. Now, on to the postwar...
>
> * RGM-79C
> 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
> MS Team.)
>
> * RGM-79N
> 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
> project.
>
> * RGM-79Q
> 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...)
>
> * RGM-86R
> 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.
>
> * MSA-003
> 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.
>
> -- Mark
>
>
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