Model number: FF-08GB(Bst)
Code name: Core Booster
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 16.03 meters
Wingspan: 14.76 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 27.25 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium γ alloy composite
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2 x 267,500 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 6 x hardpoint; movable frame base mount
Fixed armaments: 4 x missile launcher
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, power rating unknown
Despite its high performance as an aerospace fighter, the small fuselage of the FXA-08GB G-Core gave it very limited armament and propellant space. To address these problems, the booster units used by the MSA-0011[Ext] Ex-S Gundam could be connected to the G-Core to form a Core Booster similar to the original FF-X7Bst Core Booster introduced in the One Year War. The standard version of the Core Booster could be used both within and outside the atmosphere. The utility space in the front half of the booster unit, which normally held propellant tanks, was instead used for an adapter unit that included landing skids and downward-pointing vertical wings. The main wings attached to the sides of the booster unit had a total of six hardpoints for missiles and optional equipment, and beam weapons could be installed on the movable frame mounts on top of the booster. The main wings could be removed to create a version exclusively for space use. The space version could also be equipped with extended propellant tanks, enabling the Core Booster to carry out longer missions. This last version was developed mainly for attacks on the Axis asteroid far outside Earth orbit.
First appearance: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Japan 09.xx.1987 – 08.xx.1988
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