Model number: F90S
Code name: Gundam F90 S-Type
Unit type: long-range support 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 11.3 metric tons; max gross 25.2 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; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 62
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 mount railcannon stabilizing legs, located on rear skirt armor plate; searchlight/advanced sensor suite, mounted on front skirt armor hardpoints; 2 x stabilizing jacks, mounted on weapon mount, provides additional stability while firing railcannons
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x mega beam cannon, clip-fed, common-use base mounted on backpack hardpoint, railcannons also attached to shoulder hardpoints for additional stability during firing; 2 x 4-barrel beam cannon, mounted on forearm hardpoints, powered by external energy tanks mounted on hip armor hardpoints, with attached 2-tube missile launcher; 2 x cruising missile, mounted on leg hardpoints
Optional hand armaments: none
One of many F90 Gundam F90 optional armament variations developed by the Earth Federation Forces’ SNRI during the UC 0110s and 0120s, the F90S Gundam F90 S-Type (Support) was designed to act as a long-range, heavy fire support unit. Its primary armament was the pair of backpack-mounted railcannons, which were also attached to the shoulders for extra stability while being fired. Additional stability was also provided by a pair of slim, telescoping support legs mounted on the rear skirt armor’s weapon mount and which extended from the mobile suit’s rear down to the ground. More heavy firepower came in the form of 4-barrel beam cannons mounted over the forearms, each of which also had a 2-tube missile launcher attached to them. The S-Type also carried a pair of long-range cruise missiles, mounted on launch rails on the legs. With all of these features, the S-Type was well-equipped to perform heavy, long-range strikes and bombardments of enemy targets.
Pilot(s): Def Stallion, 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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