Saturday, March 9, 2019

[CUSTOM] Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGD-79/FP Type-79 Autonomous Combat Drone (Federal Police Model)


Model Number: RGD-79/FP
Designation: EFSF Federal Police Model Mass Production Unmanned General Purpose Combat System

The game-changer in law enforcement for the Universal Century.

As a direct result of the resurrection of the Federation's unmanned combat system programme that was mothballed in the early stages of the One Year War in favour of Project V, the Type-79 Autonomous Combat Drone was intended to replace foot soldiers, with ace pilots controlling a number of these into battle. These would ostensibly reduce both the financial and human costs of warfare, as the Drones were far cheaper to manufacture and maintain than the standard GM.

The Federal Police versions of the Type-79 were provided to fringe colonies for testing and proof-of-concept purposes, as the Federation brass wanted to witness firsthand the combat abilities of these unmanned machines. 


Paired to a single RX-80/L Gundam Type-L (Federal Police Model), the Type-79 obeyed all issued orders without question, hesitation or ethical consideration. While the onboard combat computer handled most of the heavy lifting, the pilot of the RX-80/L still had to manually issue commands for certain actions such as assaulting sensitive targets or to defend a set objective.

Being machines, the Type-79 was nowhere as dextrous or agile as a human-piloted mobile suit, but it was able to stare threats directly in the eyes and advance forward with frightening determination, a feat even the most battle-hardened Federation pilot would find hard to beat.


Build Notes
The base kit is the HGBD 1/144 GBN Guard Frame, with weapon sourced from the HGBF 1/144 GM/GM and the police light from the Kotobukiya MSG MW 41 weapon set.

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