RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Vernian "Zephyranthes"
Model number: RX-78GP01-Fb
Code name: Gundam Full Vernian "Zephyranthes"
Unit type: prototype general purpose multi-class mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: Full Vernian upgrade parts completed September UC 0083
First deployment: 4 November UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-XII-Fb Full Vernian Core Fighter II
Dimensions: overall height 19.5 meters; head height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 43.2 metric tons; max gross 74.0 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2045 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4 x 45000 kg, 4 x 13500 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 3.16 G; 180-degree turn time 0.8 seconds
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x A.E.Blash·XB-G-07/Du.05 beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: BOWA XBR-M-82A (XBR-BOWA M-82-06A) beam rifle, power rated at 1.5 MW, powered by replaceable e-pac, with mounted "jitte" beam saber blocking unit, 2 spare e-pacs stored in shield; Blash XBR-L-83d experimental beam rifle, power rated at 2.2 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap; RX·VSh-023F/S-04718 shield, can be optionally mounted on either forearm
Although the RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" mobile suit is intended to be upgraded for use in space, the uprising of Zeon remnants in October UC 0083 moves this project up considerably. The GP01, not being properly calibrated for space combat, is critically damaged by Zeon forces when its pilot, Kou Uraki, carelessly takes the mobile suit out into battle. The damaged GP01 is immediately taken to Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun City factory on the Moon to be repaired and reconfigured for space use. Soon after, the rebuilt and improved RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Vernian "Zephyranthes" is rolled out and goes through a rapid battery of test trials before being redeployed aboard the Federation assault carrier Albion in pursuit of the stolen Gundam GP02A. The Full Vernian GP01 is a tremendous improvement over its original form, almost doubling its acceleration and with a marked increase in maneuverability. It also features an improved space-use version of its Core Fighter II, incorporating the mobile suit's large thruster- and vernier-laden backpack into its design. Following the nuclear attack on Confeito, the GP01Fb is destroyed in a final duel with the GP02A.
Pilot: Kou Uraki
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
BOWA XBR-M-82A beam rifle