Model number: F71
Code name: G-Cannon
Unit type: attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics (based on a design by Strategic Naval Research Institute)
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: April UC 0115
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 14.3 meters
Weight: empty 8.7 metric tons; max gross 23.1 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,350 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 89,260 kg total (2 x 28,740 kg, 2 x 16,790 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 50
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x 4-tube 130mm machine cannon, mounted on backpack over shoulders; 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 G-Cannon, developed by the Earth Federation Forces’ Strategic Naval Research Institute and manufactured by Anaheim Electronics, was introduced in the early UC 0120s and was considered both a distant descendant of the RX-77 Guncannon series used during the One Year War and a mass production version of the SNRI’s F90S Gundam F90 S-Type recently developed as part of the Formula Project. The G-Cannon’s primary armament was the pair of large 130mm machine cannons on its shoulders. While intended to be used as a fire support unit, the machine cannons could be removed, leaving the G-Cannon still well-armed enough with vulcan guns, beam guns, and beam sabers, and thus able to maneuver and operate as a good general purpose/close combat unit. When the Crossbone Vanguard force began to conquer Frontier Side in UC 0123, several G-Cannons were among the deployed EFF that fought in vain to repel the invasion.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Gundam F91 Info
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