Model number: F90A
Code name: Gundam F90 A-Type
Unit type: long-range attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: September UC 0111
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 14.8 meters
Weight: empty 9.8 metric tons; max gross 80.3 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,160 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 184,800 kg total (6 x 27,510 kg, 74,760 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 61
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 11 x hardpoint, used for mounting external weapons, armor, and equipment, 1 located on each leg, 1 located on each hip armor plate, 1 located on each front skirt armor plate, 1 located on each forearm, 1 located on each shoulder, 1 located on backpack; weapon mount, used to carry mega beam bazooka, located on rear skirt armor plate; weapon/booster pack, mounted on shoulder and backpack hardpoints; 4 x Minovsky craft unit/propellant tank packs, mounted on leg and forearm hardpoints; A.R. (Amuro Ray) AI system
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: mega beam bazooka, powered by replaceable e-pac, can be stored on weapon mount, 2 spare e-pacs stored on hip armor hardpoints; 2 x machine cannon, mounted in weapon/booster pack on shoulder and backpack hardpoints; 2 x beam cannon, mounted in weapon/booster pack on shoulder and backpack hardpoints
One of many F90 Gundam F90 optional armament variations developed by the Earth Federation Forces’ SNRI during the UC 0110s and 0120s, the F90A Gundam F90 A-Type (Assault) was designed to perform surgical strikes against enemy bases and encampments. Equipped with a set of Minovsky craft unit/propellant tank packs on its arms and legs, the F90 A-Type could hover through the atmosphere, allowing it to quietly approach its target. In addition to its standard vulcan guns, beam sabers, and mega beam bazooka, the A-Type was also fitted with a large weapon/booster pack on its shoulders and backpack, which housed a pair of beam cannons and machine cannons over the mobile suit’s shoulders and mounted four extra rocket thrusters to provide additional conventional propulsion and to help overcome the weight of the added-on hardware. This uniform weapon/booster pack design required that the mobile suit’s shoulders be locked into place, leaving the A-Type’s AMBAC (Active Mass Balance AutoControl) to be handled mostly by its legs.
Pilot(s): Def Stallion, Bergh Scred
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F90
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Gundam F90 Info
Hiroshi Yamaguchi (manga)
Rei Nakahara (manga)
Japan 09.01.1990 – 04.01.1991
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