Model number: FF-X7
Code name: Core Fighter
Unit type: fighter for use in Core Block System of RX-75-4 Guntank, RX-77-2 Guncannon, RX-78-2 Gundam
Manufacturer: Hervic Company
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 8.6 meters; overall height 3.2 meters; wingspan 6.8 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 8.9 metric tons
Propulsion: 6 x jet/rocket thruster: maximum speed rated at Mach 4.8
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel 25mm vulcan gun, mounted in nose; 2 x missile launcher, 4 rounds per launcher, mounted on main body
The FF-X7 Core Fighter was an integral part of the Earth Federation Forces’ Operation V, forming an interchangeable cockpit block for the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-77-2 Guncannon and RX-75-4 Guntank. Developed by Hervic Company, which also produced the older FF-6 TIN Cod and FF-S3 Saberfish fighters, the Core Fighter’s primary purpose was to protect the data from the learning computer system of the Gundam, serving as an escape vehicle in the advent of the mobile suit being disabled or destroyed. Unlike the unarmed FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter, the Core Fighter was armed to protect its data and pilot, with four 25mm machine guns mounted in the nose, and two small missile launchers mounted on the fuselage. The Core Fighter concept was used in many later suits and could be seen as late as UC 0153.
Pilot(s): Amuro Ray, Ryu Jose, Hayato Kobayashi, Barclay, Max Brauer, Jimmy Will, Led Wayline (aka Johnny Ridden)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
The official account for MAHQ. This account is no longer in use. See below for links to other social media platforms.
MAHQ is now officially on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/mahqdotnet.bsky.social.
Our future on this cursed app is unclear, but expect more posts over there.
Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
#Gundamn278; Next Episode! With our special guest, Sophia, we finally tackle the second half of the latest chapter of the #Gundam Franchise; #WitchFromMercury! Join us live on 07/20/2023 @ 10:15 p EDT! #MAHQ #Mecha #Anime #Podcast #G_Witch
Live Stream: https://youtube.com/live/fqw4pnuOYF4?feature=share