MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM RX-77-2 GUNCANNON 1/00 MASTER GRADE KIT
We unbox one of the bulkier Gundams
1/100 Master Grade
3 x 3 x 8 inches
Limited Production Artillery Mobile Suit
Earth Federation Forces
Ultracompact Fusion Reactor
The RX-77-2 Guncannon was the second mobile suit design model that stemmed from the Earth Federation's "Project V". The Guncannon was a step up from the RX-75-4 Guntank; while the Guntank was more "tank" than mobile suit, the Guncannon was a true mobile suit with limbs. To improve the mobility of their common Guntanks, the Federation engineers strove to design a walking Mobile Suit with hopes to easily maneuver over jagged terrain. However, it did share the Guntank's Core Block System, using the same FF-X7 Core Fighter. It is based on the data of the RXM-1 prototype bipedal robot.
The Guncannon was less mobile but more heavily armored than its cousin, the RX-78-2 Gundam. Unfortunately, the extra armor provided no additional protection against beam weapons, and powerful conventional weapons (such as the Giant Bazooka used by some Zeon mobile suits) were capable of causing severe damage. It also lacked any sort of melee weapon, making it helpless when an enemy mobile suit got too close. Also, its 240mm cannons only held 20 rounds per cannon, meaning the pilot had to learn how to conserve cannon ammunition and use it wisely.
Three Guncannons were manufactured and were sent for testing at Side 7. During the Zeon invasion of the space colony, two models were destroyed. However, the final Guncannon was stationed on White Base and became one of the main defenders of the space ship during the One Year War.
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