Model number: ovv-f Code name: Gafran Unit type: mass production transformable general purpose mobile suit Manufacturer: Vagan (Unknown Enemy) Operator: Vagan (Unknown Enemy) First deployment: AG 101 Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor cockpit in head Dimensions: overall height 19.1 meters Weight: base weight 34.6 metric tons Armor materials: unknown Powerplant: unknown Propulsion: unknown Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown Fixed armaments: 2 x beam vulcan gun/saber, mounted in palms; beam rifle, mounted as tail connected to main body; diffuse beam cannon, mounted in torso Optional hand armaments: colony destroyer
Technical and Historical Notes
Following the failure of the Mars Colonization Plan, the Earth Federation abandons the Martian colonists, who reform as Vagan under the leadership of Fezarl Ezelcant. Using information from a fragment of the weapons database EXA-DB, the Vagans begin developing a new generation of mobile suits, starting with its first mass production model, the ovv-f Gafran. With its variable frame, the Gafran can alternate between a humanoid mode and a dragon-like form. It's armed with a pair of palm-mounted beam vulcans and sabers that are standard on all Vagan suits, along with a tail-mounted beam rifle. The Gafran can also make use of the large colony destroyer missile. The Gafran makes its first appearance in AG 101 when a surprise attack destroys the space colony Angel. Throughout the next 14 years, the Gafran is unopposed by the Federation's technologically inferior RGE-B790 Genoace. The balance of power changes in AG 115 when Flit Asuno creates the AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 Normal, which can fight on the Gafran's level. By AG 140, the Gafran's place as the main mass production model has been taken by the newer ovm-e Dorado. The Gafran remains in military service as late as AG 164, relegated to rear line duty to defend the Vagan homeland, Second Moon. After the war, the Gafran is refit for civilian use as the Flight Unit 02 Everse System Gafran Mars Feather.