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[b]RMS-179 GM Quail Newtype Defense Test Type[/b]

[b]Armor Material:[/b] Reactive Luna Titanium Armor
[b]Dimensions:[/b] Head Height: 18 meters
[b]Weight:[/b] Empty: 39.8 tonnes
[b]Pilot(s):[/b] N/A
[b]Creator(s):[/b] Earth Federation Experimental Trials Unit


[b]Ability Data[/b]

[b]Anti-Beam Shield:[/b] The same shield carried by the normal GM Quail
[b]Reactive Armor:[/b] The same armour from the normal GM Quail.
[b]Learning Computer:[/b] The Newtype Defense Test Type is equipped with a specialized learning computer that is dedicated to managing the CIWS system for the pilot, allowing the pilot to worry about maneuvering and counterattacks.


[b]Weapon Data[/b]

[b]60mm Vulcans:[/b] Standard head-mounted 60mm mobile suit vulcans.
[b]"Hedgehog" CIWS:[/b] Multiple 30mm and 60mm vulcan cannons mounted all over the GM Quail's frame, linked to the learning computer and designed solely to track and shoot down any projectile automatically, be it a normal missile or a Newtype remote weapon.
[b]Hip Missiles:[/b] Same as the normal GM Quail.
[b]Beam Saber:[/b] Same as the normal GM Quail.
[b]Beam Carbine:[/b] Same as the normal GM Quail.
[b]90mm Gatling Gun:[/b] Same as the normal GM Quail.
[b]Hyper Bazooka:[/b] Same as the normal GM Quail.


[b]Technical and Historical Notes[/b]

The power of Newtype weaponry has been known since the endof the One Year War. Though Newtypes are still rare, their capability has pushed the Earth Federation into making sure they had the means to counter them, should it come up. The majority of anti-Newtype research, however, has been focused on defeating the pilot and their capabilities, usually with horrific results during the development of the equipment.

Professor Madnug of the Experimental Trials Unit, however, came up with an alternate proposal: The power of the Newtype is not so much the PILOT, but the WEAPONS they can use. If the weapons can be neutralized, then the pilot is no more then another skilled ace. Towards this end, he started working on a system to automatically target and shoot down the remote Newtype weapons (and any other projectile, really), without the pilot's intervention. By allowing the pilot to not have to worry about tracking each individual remote weapon, the pilot can focus more on engaging the Newtype themself.

To test his device, the Professor took one of the GM Quails that was assigned to the ETU and modified it, installing the special control computer as well as numerous all-range vulcan cannons all over the frame, supplied by a large ammo bin placed on top of the backpack. The normal shoulder missile launchers needed to be removed in order to accommodate more cannons, but as this is just a trial unit they were not anticipated to be needed.