F71 VSBR Test Base G-Cannon


Model number: F71
Code name: VSBR Test Base G-Cannon
Unit type: long-range artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
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
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x VSBR (Variable Speed Beam Rifle), selectable mega particle acceleration speed for damage or penetration application, mounted on backpack; 2 x 2-barrel beam gun, mounted in forearms; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap

The F71 VSBR Test Base G-Cannon was a modified version of the standard F71 G-Cannon. The G-Cannon’s machine cannons were replaced with a pair of Variable Speed Beam Rifles (VSBR), a new type of beam weapon that allowed the pilot to adjust the velocity of mega particles, resulting in either low-speed beams that increased damage over a wide area, or high-speed beams with increased penetration power. VSBRs were later implemented in SNRI’s F91 Gundam F91. Other than the removal of the machine cannons, the remainder of the Test Base’s armaments were the same as the standard version.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91 MSV
Original mechanical designer:
 Kunio Okawara



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