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RGM-85 Nemo Mass Production Mobile Suit (RGM-85B, -85J)

I. Dimensions:

Total Height:  19.5 meters 20.2 meters
Total Depth : 4.72 meters 4.9 meters
Total Breadth : 7.3 meters 7.9 meters
Dry Weight : 18.1 metric tons 17.0 metric tons
Operational Weight : 32.5 metric tons 31.6 metric tons

II. Type

III. Service Use

IV. Propulsion





Fuel Capacity:

V. Performance

Running speed: 185 kph 190 kph
Max loiter time: 180 seconds 240 seconds
Jump distance:(*) 200 meters 220 meters
Cell duration:(**) 100 hours 100 hours
Acceleration: 2.1 G 2.3 G
Delta-v capacity: 136.8 kps 142.3 kps
* = Earth-normal conditions and without thrusters
** = Continuous operational use.

VI. Electronics

Radar tracking:

Optical tracking:

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

VII. Armament


Hand Held Weapon

Melee Weapon


VIII. Armor

The armor on the RGM-85 is a low-mass lunarium tungsten composite plating that is the standard for most Terran mecha. Aside from the good protection provided against projectiles, missiles, and other kinetic weapons, this armor is also resistant to plasma globes (annihilation discs), lasers, and fair against, particle guns too, owing to the fact that the armor can flake off and evaporate in layers under fire from such high-energy weapons, taking much of the weapon's energy and converting it into the latent heat of sublimation in the armor. The armor stops all small arms fire, and has good resistance to all weapons commonly mounted on combat mecha.

The Nemo provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure cockpit environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for three days maximum.

IX. Development

The RGM-85 began development in 2053 the RDF approached Anaheim with a request for a new mobile suit to replace the RGM-79 in several years.  Anaheim, which had only then just begun work on the movable frame, decided to originally go with a more traditional semi monocoque.  Early in the design process, as the success of the Gundam Mark II project began to become apparent, designers quickly changed the design to accommodate the new design.  The result was a mobile suit, which while having the new frame type, did not take full advantage of the frame.  However, the Nemo was still an excellent suit and a definite cut above the RGM-79.  The Nemo also incorporated into its design the new linear seat and panoramic cockpit of the Gundam Alex.  Thanks to the movable frame, the Nemo was able to achieve greatly increased agility in space and on the ground, despite a slightly slower ground speed. The Nemo also had vastly improved jump ability and limited atmospheric flight capacity for a short period of time.  In addition to the improved construction of the Nemo, it also used a new powerplant to power its new thrusters.  While being less powerful than the GM's, like the Zeta, they are more numerous allowing the Nemo to function even with the loss of an thruster. 

The Nemo was also the first mass produced RDF mobile suit to utilize the tachyon rifle.  New advances had eliminated cost concerns so this greatly improved the Nemo's firepower.  While still to expensive for true mass production on the level of veritechs and destroids, it was well suited to the numbers of mobile suits in production.  The Nemo retains the same head mounted autocannons as well as a slightly more powerful tachyon saber which were basically a modified GM saber.   The shield missile system also was upgraded using MPM-20 Pike short range missiles as opposed to MPM-10 Dirk mini-missiles which gave the Nemo a short range weapon which the GM lacked.

The RGM-85 entered service along with its partners in 2055 and saw its first real major combat action in the Transient War of 2057.  In that war it faced off against all forms of enemy power armor and mecha in all environments and performed incredibly achieving a 5 to 1 kill ratio easily taking out the male power armor and tactical battlepods of the enemy.   However it still faced some problems with the female power armor which was to agile and carried too many missiles to be an easy kill for the typical RGM-85 pilot, however this lack of expertise hampered the mecha little as the RGM-84 Zeta Gundam could usually handle several of these powerful machines at once and still come out on top. In 2058 Anaheim rolled out the RGM-85J in an attempt to address some of the weakness in terms of agility in the RGM-85B type. The RGM-85J had 4 of the more powerful thrusters used in the -85B.  It also used a newer tachyon rifle with slightly more power.  It also featured crude wing binders carrying maneuvering thrusters and helping to balance the mobile suit.  The RGM-85J was soon replaced however  in 2061 by the RGM-89 Jegan though several platoons hadn't yet received the new mecha and were forced to use the Nemo in battle against the Marduk.  In held its own against the Marduk Zentran Male Power Armor, but was far outclassed by most other mecha in the Marduk arsenal.

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Content by Jeffrey R. Spillner and Ron Ferrara
Copyright 1998-2001 Jeffrey R. Spillner, Ron Ferrara

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