Model number: FA-178
Code name: Full Armor Gundam Mk-II
Unit type: prototype general purpose increased armor equipment mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 53.2 metric tons; max gross 74.3 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,930 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 124,500 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,300 meters
Fixed armaments: twin beam gun w/grenade launcher, mounted on right forearm; vulcan pod gun, mounted in head; twin grenade launcher
Optional hand armaments: none
Early during the Gryps War, the AEUG’s newly captured RX-178 Gundam Mk-II mobile suit was soon outclassed by new transformable mobile suits/armors being developed by the Titans. Although fairly impressive for its innovative new movable frame construction, the Mk-II soon found itself left behind in terms of mobility, armor and firepower. To compensate for these shortcomings, Anaheim Electronics came up with a proposal to enhance the Mk-II’s performance. Additional equipment made from Gundarium alloy was to be added, as well as a more powerful 2-barrel beam cannon with a grenade launcher. However, the FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II’s development was close to that of the FXA-05D G-Defenser, which was determined to be more useful in battle. Subsequently, the planned upgrade was dropped, and the Full Armor Gundam Mk-II was never built.
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