The original Gundam Mobile Suit from the series Mobile Suit Gundam. Together with Guntank and Guncannon, it is the final mobile suit of the Earth Federation's Project V. It also serves as the franchise's mascot. It is piloted by the series' protagonist, Amuro Ray.
Visually, it has a white, red, blue, and yellow color scheme. It also has a white V-shaped head fin, and is often seen carrying a shield and beam rifle. Not the be confused with the Gundam Mk II, Strike Gundam, Ground Gundam, or Gundam GP-01 Zephyranthes.
- RX-78-1 "Prototype Gundam" / プロトタイプガンダム (Gundam MSV)
- RX-78-3 "G-3 Gundam" / G-3ガンダム (Novelization of Mobile Suit Gundam / Gundam MSV)
- RX-78-4 "4th Gundam G-04" aka. "Gundam Unit 4 G04" / ガンダム4号機 (M-MSV / Gundam Side Story: From Place Beyond the Blaze (Senkou no Hate ni))
- RX-78-5 "5th Gundam G-05" aka. "Gundam Unit 5 G05" / ガンダム5号機 (M-MSV / Gundam Side Story: From Place Beyond the Blaze (Senkou no Hate ni))
- RX-78-6 "Gundam G06 Mudrock" / ガンダム6号機 "マドロック" (M-MSV / Gundam Zeonic Front)
- RX-78-7 Gundam ("7th Gundam") / ガンダム7号機 (M-MSV / Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki(Gundam Battlefield Record): UC 0081)