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F70 Cannon Gundam

 

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F70 Cannon Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): F70; F91-S
Code name: Cannon Gundam
Unit type: prototype long-range artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 14.8 meters
Weight: empty 8.2 metric tons; max gross 22.5 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,850 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 27,440 kg total (2 x 2,860 kg, 4 x 2,550 kg, 3 x 3,840 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 12
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 3-barrel machine cannon, mounted on backpack; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 2 x 2-barrel beam gun, mounted on forearms
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted on backpack, replaces machine cannons; 2 x 150mm high speed cannon, mounted on backpack, replaces machine cannons
Optional hand armaments: 2 x beam rifle, powered by replaceable e-pac

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Developed by the Strategic Naval Research Institute (SNRI), the F70 Cannon Gundam served as the prototype for the mass production F71 G-Cannon. The Cannon Gundam’s armaments included a pair of 3-barrel machine cannons, a pair of double beam guns, vulcan guns and the same beam sabers and rifles used by the RGM-109 Heavygun. Optionally, the machine cannons could be replaced with with either beam cannons or 150mm high speed cannons. In an emergency, the shoulder cannons could be quickly removed. The Cannon Gundam shared the same cockpit type as the experimental F91 Gundam F91. SNRI lacked the ability to mass produce the F70, and the Earth Federation Forces’ desire to cut manufacturing costs led to Anaheim Electronics redesigning the suit into the F71. One of the EFF’s cost cutting measures was to ensure compatibility with existing Heavygun parts, which led to the F71 dropping the F70’s Gundam-style head. Other parts were also removed to cut costs.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam F90; F91-MSV (Gundam F91 Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam F90FF (Fastest Formula)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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