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FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam

 

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FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: FA-78-2
Code name: Heavy Gundam
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: empty 52.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: cannon, mounted on torso over right shoulder; beam saber, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: frame launcher (mounts Gatling gun and 4-tube missile launcher)

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Despite the apparent flaws in the design of the FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam, the Earth Federation Forces continue to develop concepts for improving on its well-performing RX-78-2 Gundam. One of the most successful designs is the FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam, which is an all-new mobile suit design, rather than bulky external armor modules added to the existing Gundam. The Heavy Gundam sports thicker armor and a shell-firing cannon similar to the Gundam Full Armor. A beam saber for close combat is also added back into the design, and the Heavy Gundam carries a "frame launcher," which is composed of a large Gatling gun and a 4-tube missile launcher. By being less bulky and more maneuverable, the Heavy Gundam has fully addressed the problems in the Full Armor's design. However, the original Gundam continues to lay waste to Zeon's latest mobile weapons, and the idea of an upgraded Gundam becomes somewhat pointless. The Heavy Gundam's development is stopped in November UC 0079, with only one prototype unit constructed. Den Berserk pilots the Heavy Gundam prototype during the EFF's capture of Zeon's Pezun asteroid base. Production resumes one year after the war's, with three to four additional units constructed as the Heavy Gundam 2nd.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Den Berserk
Appearances: MS-X (Mobile Suit X)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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Heavy launcher

 

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