FA-78-1B Full Armor Gundam Type B


Model number: FA-78-1B
Code name: Full Armor Gundam Type B
Unit type: FSWS (Full-armour System and Weapon System) prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: N/A
First deployment: N/A
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 68.7 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; long-distance optics observation system, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 3-barrel beam rifle, mounted on right forearm; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack in left forearm, hand-carried in use; large missile launcher, mounted on backpack behind left shoulder; rocket launcher, mounted on backpack behind right shoulder; 2 x 7-tube missile launcher, mounted in shoulder armor; 2 x 6-tube missile launcher, mounted in knee armor
Optional hand armaments: none

The FA-78-1B Full Armor Gundam Type B was a revision of the earlier FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam. The Type B used the same Full-armor System and Weapon System (or FSWS) that added extra weapons and armor to the base mobile suit to boost its performance. The Type B was designed for mid-range bombardment and was capable of breaking past a mobile suit defense line and ships to destroy an enemy flagship. The Type B featured a long-distance optics observation system built into its backpack. The Type B had a higher output generator to power its main weapon, a 3-barrel beam rifle. The Type B was also armed with vulcan guns, two beam sabers, a large missile launcher on its left shoulder, a rocket launcher on its right shoulder and multiple missile launchers in the shoulder and knee armor. In UC 0089, the Earth Federation Forces declassified some information relating to Operation V suits, including the Type B. In the following year, the Federation Survey Service conducted a computer simulated battle using the design of the Type B.

First appearance: MSV-R
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara


Rear view


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