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AGE-FX Gundam AGE-FX (A-Funnel Equipment Type)

 

age-fx-afunnel

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AGE-FX
Code name: Gundam AGE-FX (A-Funnel Equipment Type)
Unit type: prototype X-Rounder use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 82.8 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; AGE System, Psycho-Follow System, FX Burst mode
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: stungle rifle (mounts optional Daidal bazooka attachment)
Remote weapons: 6 x A-Funnel (mounts DODS cannon, 2 x beam torch), stored on main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The A-Funnel equipment for the AGE-FX Gundam AGE-FX is developed by engineer Wootbit Gunhale independently of the AGE System. This resulted from the AGE System's resources being devoted after the war to developing the Everse System to help with the Mars Ray disease plaguing the Mars Sphere. Unlike Vagan bits, which have remained unchanged since their first deployment, the Federation Forces' funnels have been improved through further research. While there is no clear definition of what a funnel is, it's generally thought to be usable thanks to an X-Rounder’s excellent spatial awareness and is controlled by the user’s brainwaves. Despite their effectiveness in battles, funnels are usually considered as secondary weapons and thus they do not have any complex function. This is logical as brainwaves are emitted instantaneously, making it impossible for funnels to function like a mobile suit. Wootbit focuses on this "secondary" aspect and by combining the highly expandable frame of the funnels with an electromagnetic linkage system, he manages to develop a system that does not rely on X-Rounder’s capabilities but is fully controlled by AI.

 

However, as the AI development lags behind the hardware development, the A-Funnels are initially controlled by another person, but their main control still lies with Gundam AGE-FX’s pilot. Later, the AI program is successfully developed, turning the A-Funnels into fully autonomous units. The two beam torches are for cutting through tough objects while the DODS cannon is capable of precise shooting, and the powerful image analyzer and numerous sensors can gather a large amount of information. With such capabilities, it should be classified as a miniature mobile suit, but Wootbit still calls it a funnel as it's equipped on the Gundam AGE-FX. The A-Funnels’ abilities are improved when they are docked with the Gundam AGE-FX. At the back of each funnel is an extendable handle that's deployed when the beam torches' limiter is released, and the resulting beam saber is taller than the Gundam AGE-FX. The A-Funnel system is the sixth funnel system to be formally adopted after C-Funnel system and records show that it's the most used Gundam AGE-FX equipment after the war. Funnel designs are named arbitrarily; it can be from the design’s number or even from the first letter of a material’s name.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Kio Asuno
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE -Unknown Soldiers-
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa

 

Lineart

 

A-Funnel
AGE device

Beam saber
Cockpit
Cockpit hatch
Daidal bazooka
Head
Leg and foot
Stungle rifle
Torso

 

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