Model number: F90M
Code name: Gundam F90 M-Type
Unit type: amphibious combat 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 9.5 metric tons; max gross 22.5 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,160 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 74,760 kg total; with hydroject backpack: 66,540 kg total; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 65
Performance: maximum water speed 90 knots
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 for mounting hydrojet thruster/control surface backpack, located on rear skirt armor plate; hydrojet thruster/control surface backpack, mounted on backpack hardpoint and weapon mount; underwater searchlight, mounted on right shoulder hardpoint; underwater sensor/communications suite with periscope, mounted on left shoulder hardpoint
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 4 x homing torpedo, mounted in pairs on leg hardpoints; 2 x 3-tube marine rocket pack, mounted on forearm hardpoints; combat knife, stored on left hip armor hardpoint, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 6-tube arrow shooter
One of many F90 Gundam F90 optional armament variations developed by the Earth Federation Forces’ SNRI during the UC 0110s and 0120s, the F90M Gundam F90 M-Type (Marine) was designed for underwater combat. Although the development of aquatic mobile suits by the EFF was certainly rare, the F90 M-Type was well-equipped and well-armed for this task. Underwater propulsion was provided by a large hydrojet thruster pack mounted on the Gundam’s backpack, and this pack also mounted several control surfaces to more easily facilitate maneuvering. For heavy firepower, the M-Type carried four large homing torpedoes on its legs, with a pair of underwater-use rocket packs on its forearms and a hand-held arrow shooter gun for closer-range firepower, and a combat knife for melee combat.
Pilot: Patsy Angelika
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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