F90IIIY Cluster Gundam


Model number: F90IIIY
Code name: Cluster Gundam
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: March UC 0123
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter with ejectable Core Booster (backpack)
Dimensions: head height 15.0 meters
Weight: empty 9.7 metric tons; max gross 26.5 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,550 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 120,760 kg total (4 x 10,480 kg, 2 x 16,010 kg, 2 x 7,400 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 46
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 1 x weapon rack, used for externally storing beam rifle or mega beam bazooka, located on rear skirt armor plate; 10 x hardpoint, used to mount external weapons or equipment, 1 located on each shoulder, 1 located on each forearm, 1 located on each hip armor plate, 1 located on each front skirt armor plate, 1 located on each leg
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam vulcan, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use, double as beam guns on Core Booster
Optional fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on either forearm hardpoint
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; 2 x mega beam bazooka, powered by rechargeable energy cap

The third unit in the F90 Gundam F90 series built by the Earth Federation Forces’ Strategic Naval Research Institute was the F90IIIY Cluster Gundam (also informally known as the “F90 Third”). The Cluster Gundam was radically different from previous F90 units in that it incorporated a Core Block System for its cockpit and backpack, thus creating a greater chance of survival for the pilot. Like its other F90 predecessors, the Cluster Gundam featured hardpoints located all over its body for externally mounting optional mission pack equipment and weapons as required. Completed at the SNRI’s facility in the Frontier I Colony, the Cluster Gundam saw some brief field action in March UC 0123 during an escape from that colony, which had just been conquered by the Crossbone Vanguard.

Pilot: Wolf Lyle
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C. 0123
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Beam rifle




Mega beam bazooka


Rear view (Mobile suit)


Rear view (Core Booster)


Rear view (Core Fighter)

Silhouette Formula 91 Info

Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)

Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)

1 volume

Manga Release:
Japan 08.05.1992 – 11.15.1993


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