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FXA-05D G-Defenser

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FXA-05D
Code name: G-Defenser
Unit type: fighter and RX-178 Gundam Mk-II exclusive use transformable armor booster
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit in separatable cockpit capsule
Dimensions: G-Defenser: overall length 39.5 meters, body length 27.5 meters, wingspan 27.1 meters; cockpit capsule: overall length 11.1 meters, wingspan 5.4 meters
Weight: G-Defenser: empty weight 24.7 metric tons, max gross 60.3 metric tons, mass ratio: 2.44; cockpit capsule: full weight 20.4 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactors, output rating unknown
Propulsion: G-Defenser: 2 x 42400 kg rocket thrusters; cockpit capsule: 14000 kg and 2 x 8400 kg rocket thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 14-tube missile pod, mounted in binders on main body; long beam rifle, mounted on main body; 2 x mini laser gun, power rated at 1.7 MW each, mounted in nose of cockpit capsule; 4 x vulcan gun, mounted in pairs in missile pod binders

Technical and Historical Notes

Early during the Gryps War, the AEUG’s newly captured RX-178 Gundam Mk-II mobile suit was soon outclassed by new transformable mobile suits/mobile armor being developed by their Titans enemies. Although fairly impressive for its innovative new movable frame construction, the Mk-II soon found itself left behind in terms of mobility, armor and firepower. To compensate for these shortcomings, Anaheim Electronics developed a new weapons platform to enhance the Mk-II’s performance. Called the FXA-05D G-Defenser, this new space fighter-like unit was capable of docking with the Mk-II into the more powerful RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam. Control of the G-Defenser’s main body and weapons were transferred to the Mk-II’s pilot, while the G-Defenser’s cockpit was detached from its main body, allowing the G-Defenser to continue operating in the field in a Core Fighter-like unit. Only one G-Defenser unit was constructed and was placed in the hands of feisty AEUG pilot Katz Kobayashi. The G-Defenser and its Core Fighter were both destroyed at the end of the Gryps War in early UC 0088, but Anaheim eventually developed a replacement vehicle to assist the Mk-II: the FXA-08R Mega Rider.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Katz Kobayashi, Fa Yuiry, Tripper
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

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Cockpit capsule
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Missile pod
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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006

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