The Gundam is one of three prototype mobile suits secretly developed by the

embattled Earth Federation . After suffering tremendous losses to Zeon's mobile

suits earlier in the war, the Federation set out to create its own, using the very

latest advanced technology. The Gundam is the most successful of these

prototypes, a close-combat mobile suit protected by tough Luna Titanium armor ,

and armed with both lethal beam sabers and a devastating beam rifle as

powerful as a battleship cannon. It's also equipped with an advanced computer

which learns from its pilot, ultimately enabling it to operate the Gundam

automatically. In the hands of accidental pilot Amuro Ray , this one prototype

mobile suit proves to be the equal of any Zeon weapon.