Model number: F71
Code name: G-Cannon Long-Range Support Type
Unit type: long-range artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x booster pack, mounted on legs; precision firing camera, mounted on right shoulder
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: super long distance beam shooter, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; 2-barrel 88mm heavy rifle, uses High Velocity Armor Piercing ammunition, mounted on left forearm; twin grenade launcher, mounted on right forearm; 2 x large missile launcher, mounted on left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by replaceable e-pac
Following the rollout of the F71 G-Cannon in UC 0115, a long-range support option was developed to enhance its capabilities. The Long-Range Support Type’s new armaments included a super long distance beam shooter, a twin grenade launcher, a pair of large missile launchers and a 2-barrel 88mm heavy rifle that could load High Velocity Armor Piercing ammunition. The Long-Range Support Type also featured other upgrades in the form of leg booster packs for increased speed, support apogee motors mounted on the left shoulder and a precision firing camera mounted on the right shoulder. Similar to the RGM-109 Heavygun Heavy Attack Type, the optional parts could be quickly removed via explosive charges. Despite the benefits of the extended range, swapping out the unit’s shoulder armor was found to reduce its flexibility.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91 MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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