FF-X7 Core Fighter


Model number: FF-X7
Code name: 
Core Fighter
Unit type:
 fighter for use in Core Block System of RX-75-4 GuntankRX-77-2 GuncannonRX-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
Performance: unknown
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)


Folded mode (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 1)

Mobile Suit Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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