From the original Mobile Suit: Gundam series comes the E.F.S.F Mass-Produced Middle-Range Support Mobile-Pod RB-79 Ball twin set!
This 1/144th scale High Grade Universal Century kit-set contains:
- Parts to build 2x RB-79 Ball
- 180mm low recoil cannon
- Twin Fifteen caliber Machine Gun
- 2 Display bases
The concept for a combat mobile pod was initially devised as early as U.C. 0076 under the RX-76 project. However, development was put on hold until February 13, U.C. 0079, where the project was revived with renewed interest. The first RB-79 Ball was rolled-out in June of U.C. 0079. During the outbreak of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon, the Federation lacked any sort of the mass-produced humanoid mecha, known as Mobile Suits. The Zeonic forces laid waste to the Federation with their mobile suits, the MS-05B Zaku I and the later MS-06F Zaku II.
To counteract this, the Federation scrambled to make some sort of mobile weapon that could counter the Zeon attack. However, their new prototype mobile suit, the RX-78-2 Gundam was too costly to mass-produce and their first mass-production mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM, just wasn’t being fielded fast enough.
Thus, the RB-79 Ball Mobile Pod, was born. Easier to build and mass-produce, the RB-79 was soon on the front lines fighting the MS-06 Zaku II’s and other Zeon Mobile Suits. Although lighter armed than its larger brothers, it was able to provide fire support and hold the line against the Zaku, until the GM’s, Guntank, Guncannon, and Gundam came into the War.