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FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan 004

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: FF-X7BstPLAN004
Code name: Core Booster Plan 004
Unit type: prototype fighter
Manufacturer: Hervic Company (FF-X7 Core Fighter)
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 6 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x vulcan gun, mounted in nose of Core Fighter; 4 x 25mm machine gun, mounted on booster unit; 4 x AIM-79 micro missile, stored in Core Fighter; 2 x mega particle cannon, mounted on booster; bombs, stored inside booster

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Earth Federation Forces created production lines for the FF-X7 Core
Fighter
, but the Core Block System was not utilized in its first mass production mobile suit, the RGM-79 GM. To make use of the Core Fighter production lines, the EFF decided to create a booster unit to increase the fighter's firepower and mobility. The EFF mandated that the booster unit only use existing technology, be low cost and function both on Earth and in space. The winning booster unit proposal was the FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan 004. The booster unit connected to the Core Fighter's rear and mounted two mega particle cannons, giving it firepower equalling the RX-78-2 Gundam's beam rifle. The Plan 004's performance exceeded that of the EFF's newest fighter, the FF-S3 Saberfish. The Plan 004 was refined into the FF-X7-Bst Core Booster, with two units sent to the White Base for testing in November UC 0079. In UC 0090, the Federation Survey Service conducted a test flight on a surviving Plan 004 unit. During the test, pilot Led Wayline (aka Zeon ace Johnny Ridden) was shot down after engaging in combat against a red ORX-005 Gaplant.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Led Wayline (aka Johnny Ridden)
Appearances: MSV-R (Mobile Suit Variation R); Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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