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FXA-08R-X1 Proto Mega Rider

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FXA-08R-X1
Code name: Proto Mega Rider
Unit type: prototype mobile suit support weapon/sub-flight system
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot plus additional passengers, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 15.0 meters (22.5 meters including radome); overall length 44.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total 159,500 kg
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 20,000 meters; radome, mounted on arm connected to main body
Fixed armaments: mega bazooka launcher, mounted in nose; 2 x Gatling gun, mounted on rear of main body; 2 x 11-tube missile pod, mounted on rear of main body

Technical and Historical Notes

The FXA-08R-X1 Proto Mega Rider was a unit developed as a support weapon for a three mobile suit team. With living space for pilots and storage space for food, supplies and ammo, the Proto Mega Rider functioned as a sort of mobile base. The Mega Rider’s name was derived from it being based on the FHA-03M1 Mega Bazooka Launcher and a mobile suit’s ability to ride it like a motorcycle. One mobile suit docked on the Proto Mega Rider, with the other two carried in tow. The Proto Mega Rider was equipped with a sensor radome for scouting and was additionally armed with missile pods and Gatling guns. The Proto Mega Rider was involved in an accident at a derelict colony used as a test site. As a result, the Proto Mega Rider’s design was refined, and the unit was produced as the FXA-08R Mega Rider, used by the AEUG during the First Neo Zeon War in UC 0088.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Kelly East
First appearance: Anaheim Laboratory Log

Lineart
fxa-08r-x1 cargo
Cargo container
fxa-08r-x1 radome
Radome and missile pods
fxa-08r-x1 thrusters
Thrusters and latch
Anaheim Laboratory Log Info


Writer(s):

Makoto Ishii
Yasutoshi Takamura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kyoshi Takigawa
Masanobu Oku
Masato Natsumoto

Novel Release:
Japan 11.xx.2016 – 06.xx.2017

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