F99 Record Breaker


Model number: F99
Code name: Record Breaker
Unit type: experimental mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute
Operator: SNRI
First deployment: UC 0136
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown; Minovsky drive thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Optional hand armaments: zanbuster (beam zanber)

SNRI’s next-generation testbed, the F99 Record Breaker, was the first mobile suit to use a miniaturized version of the Minovsky drive system. Inspired by the sail of light used by the Mother Vanguard, the Minovsky drive allowed the Record Breaker to generate wings of light, which gave it speed, mobility and range greater than any contemporary mobile suit. The Record Breaker was built off of the same frame as the F97 (the Crossbone Gundams and XM-10 Flint), and in fact shared about 75 percent of their parts, meaning those parts could be shared between the two machines. In order to get to Jupiter in time to stop the reborn Jupiter Empire’s new colony laser, the Crossbone Vanguard met with SNRI’s engineers to ask to borrow the wings of light technology. However, the Empire anticipated this and attacked the SNRI lunar factory, destroying all three test F99s as well as all the remaining spare parts and performance data.

Pilot(s): Ulysses Leopard, Mitchell Derek Nar
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa


The Steel Seven Info

Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

3 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 05.26.2006 – 07.26.2007


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