BANDAI GUNDAM GUN TANK 1/44 M.S NORMAL TYPE

£15.00

Made in Japan, 2007.

 

 

 

 

Comes with plastic parts and instructions written in Japanese.

Each part is numbered, and the instructions are easy to follow with diagrams.

Glue is not included.

Parts are not coloured. You can colour as you like before assembling.



General and Technical Data Model number: RX-75-4 Code name: Guntank Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces "Project V" Operator: Earth Federation Forces Rollout: UC 0075 First deployment: September UC 0079 Accommodation: pilot/driver in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-X7 Core Fighter; copilot/gunner in canopy-style cockpit in head Dimensions: overall height 15.6 meters; head height 15.0 meters Weight: empty 56.0 metric tons; max gross 80.0 metric tons Armor materials: lunar titanium alloy Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 878 kW Propulsion: engine-driven caterpillar treads: 2; rocket thrusters: 88000 kg total Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.10 G; maximum ground driving speed 70 km/h Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6000 meters Fixed armaments: 2 x 180mm cannon, fire-linked, 30 round magazine each, mounted over shoulders; 2 x 4-tube 40mm rocket launcher, mounted on arms Technical and Historical Notes The first Earth Federation mobile suit developed under their top-secret "Project V," the RX-75 Guntank is hardly a mobile suit at all. Developed four years prior to the outbreak of the One Year War, the Guntank is nothing more than a fusion of a tank with the upper torso and arms of a mobile suit, and is originally intended to serve as an anti-MS unit when rumors of Zeon's first mobile suits reach the Federation. Despite this apparently faltering first step, the Guntank packs a serious punch as a heavy fire support and artillery unit. The Guntank is also somewhat unique in that its piloting and gunnery requirements are originally split up between two cockpits: a gunner's station in the head, and a standard cockpit in the torso. The Guntank, like its Project V brethren RX-77-2 Guncannon and RX-78-2 Gundam, features the Core Block System, which allows the Guntank's upper torso to be ejected to continue operating as a fixed gun emplacement while the torso pilot ejects the Core Block to keep fighting in a FF-X7 Core Fighter. The first RX-75s are deployed for testing and trials at the Federation's research base on the Side 7 research colony. However, only one unit - the RX-75-4 - survives an attack when Project V is discovered by Zeon forces in September UC 0079. This last unit is transferred to the assault carrier White Base, where it operates as a support/defensive unit until it is decommissioned at the Federation's Jaburo military headquarters in November UC 0079. During its service aboard White Base, the Guntank is upgraded so that one pilot can handle both piloting and gunnery functions from the head cockpit. Impressed by the Guntank's performance, the Federation Forces put it into mass production, with some units seeing action in Southeast Asia. After the war, the Federation Forces roll out the RMV-1 Guntank II, which remains in service for at least two decades. Long after the One Year War, the Federation Forces develop several transforming mobile suits inspired by the Guntank: the D-50C Loto and F-50D Guntank R44.


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