Earth Federation Mobile Suit - RX-78 Gundam

Model number / RX-78-2
Head height / 18.0 m
Base weight / 43.4 t
Full weight / 60.0 t
Generator output / 1380 kW
Thruster /
24000 kg x 2
1870 kg x 4
180 degree turn time / 1.5 sec (1.1 seconds after magnetic coating upgrade)
Sensor radius / 6000 m
Land speed / 165 km/h

Special features /
Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter
"learning computer" system
re-entry coolant system
magnetic coated joints (subsequent field upgrade)

Armor materials /
luna titanium alloy on semi-monocoque frame

Standard armament /
60mm vulcan gun x 2
beam saber x 2

Optional armament /
beam rifle x 1
hyper bazooka x1 (clip-fed 5 rounds)
beam javelin x 2
hyper hammer x 1
Gundam hammer x 1

Technical & historical notes /
RX-78 Gundam - click here to read


Illustration by Mark Simmons