From the original anime Mobile Suit:Gundam comes the E.F.S.F Prototype Middle-Range Support Mobile Suit RX-77-2 GUNCANNON!
This 1/144th scale High Grade Universal Century kit-set contains:
- Parts to build Guncannon
- Beam Rifle
- Right trigger hand
- 1 pair of open hands (crawling)
- 1 pair of spray missiles
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. 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 first Guncannon was the prototype RX-77-1A Guncannon A, which had poor mobility due to its heavy armor. The second version, RX-77-2 Guncannon, corrected this problem.
The Guncannon has luna titanium alloy armor, which was later adopted by the Gundam. Unlike the Gundam, the Gunncanon is designed with an emphasis on armor thickness instead of mobility and thus does not require a shield. The Guncannon’s head has a simpler appearance than the Gundam’s, but more complex sensors are installed for ranged bombardment. Although heavier than the Gundam, the Guncannon can jump and fly for a very short period of time under gravity due to powerful thrusters in its backpack.
In terms of armaments, it has two 60mm vulcan guns in the head for defensive purposes, and the twin 240mm cannons on the shoulders are its primary weapon, which was used for the mobile suit’s design purpose: mid-range support. The Guncannon was also the first mobile suit used by the Earth Federation Forces capable of firing a beam rifle.