F90M Gundam F90 M-Type

General and Technical Data

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

Technical and Historical Notes

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.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Patsy Angelika
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F90
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



Gundam F90 Info

Hiroshi Yamaguchi (manga)

Rei Nakahara (manga)

1 volume

Manga Release:
Japan 09.01.1990 – 04.01.1991


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