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FF-08WR Wivern

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FF-08WR
Code name: 
Wivern
Unit type:
 fighter
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit canopy style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 15.32 meters
Wingspan: 9.5 meters
Weight: empty 15.3 metric tons; max gross 20.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy composite
Propulsion: jet/rocket thrusters: 21,000 kg total (2 x 10,500 kg)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 60mm vulcan gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The FF-08WR Wivern was an Earth Federation Forces aerospace fighter designed for use at high altitudes and in low Earth orbit. The Wivern’s delta-wing form was ideal for hypersonic flight, and because it resembled the waverider form of the Zeta plus series this fighter was often used as a trainer aircraft for transformable mobile suit pilots. The Wivern was powered by hybrid engines that could switch from turbofan to rocket mode at high altitudes. Because these engines consumed a great deal of fuel in rocket mode, it could be equipped with external fuel tanks. Its movable tail stabilator allowed the Wivern to perform AMBAC maneuvering like a mobile suit, and its nose was based on that of the Core Fighter series, further increasing its suitability as a transformable mobile suit trainer.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer:
Hajime Katoki

Lineart

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Gundam Sentinel Info


Writer:

Masaya Takahashi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka

Format:
1 volume

Novel Release:
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988

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