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FF-X7Bst Core Booster

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FF-X7-Bst
Code name: 
Core Booster
Unit type:
 fighter
Manufacturer: Hervic Company (FF-X7 Core Fighter)
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 13.8 meters; overall width 12.6 meters; overall height 6.75 meters (including landing gear)
Weight: max gross 18.3 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 6 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel 25mm vulcan gun, mounted in nose of Core Fighter; 2 x missile launcher, 4 rounds per launcher, mounted on main body of Core Fighter; 2 x mega particle cannon, mounted on booster; bombs, stored inside booster

Technical and Historical Notes

The FF-X7-Bst Core Booster was a development of the Earth Federation Forces’ FF-X7 Core Fighter. The unit combined the body of a Core Fighter with a booster module. The booster module increased the Core Fighter’s speed and firepower, making it capable of fighting mobile suits more effectively. In addition to the Core Fighter’s armaments, the Core Booster added a pair of mega particle cannons and multiple bombs. The Core Booster was capable of operating both on Earth and in space and could even act as an impromptu mobile suit sub-flight system. In addition to the standard Core Booster, the EFF also fielded the FF-X7-Bst-II Core Booster II Intercept Type and FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II. In November UC 0079, two Core Booster units were delivered to the assault carrier White Base to increase the ship’s offensive capabilities.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Sayla Mass, Sleggar Law, Barclay
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam and MSV versions)

Lineart

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Mobile Suit Gundam Info


Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
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

Airdates:
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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