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HG 1/144 RMS-117 Galbaldy Beta

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RMS-117 Galbaldy ???? HGUC 1/144

The????RMS-117 Galbaldy ????????(Galbaldy Beta) was a????mobile suit????from the anime series????Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

The RMS-117 Galbaldy ???? is an????Earth Federation????upgrade of the????MS-17 Galbaldy ????. The upgrades were fairly simple, the most noticeable of which is the modification done to the armor of the mobile suits head, shoulders, legs and waist. The more significant upgrades include an increase to the mobile suit's performance specifications, such as thruster acceleration and power output.

For weapons, the Galbaldy ???? is equipped with a standard beam rifle, a pair of beam sabers stored in the shoulders, a pair of signal launchers in the hands, and a new Federation-designed shield with a pair of single-use missile launchers to replace the Zulu-style shield of the original Galbaldy ????.

Overall, the performance of the Galbaldy ???? was slightly better than that of the old????MS-14A Gelgoog, the mobile suit that the????Principality of Zeon????chose over the Galbaldy ????. It is also comparable to the????RMS-106 Hizack????and????RMS-179 GM II????that were also in use by the????Earth Federation Forces????in the early days of????Gryps War, though its arguable that its performance was superior to the Hizack that was typically outfitted with old machine guns as opposed to beam rifles due to its lower generator output.

Though a fairly good mobile suit, one of the Galbaldy ????'s weaknesses is that it had thin armor composed of a titanium alloy, again similar to the Hizack and GM II, but inadequate compared to newer mobile suits fielded by both the Earth Federation and the????Anti Earth Union Group????that had armor made of????Gundarium alloy.