Model number: N/A
Code name: G-Fighter
Unit type: support fighter for RX-78-2 Gundam
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: 11 November UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit in A-Parts
Dimensions: overall length 15.0 meters
Weight: max gross 58.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x jet/rocket thruster: maximum speed rated at Mach 2.1
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, mounted on forward section of A-Parts; 2 x missile, mounted in nose of A-Parts; 4 x missile, mounted on B-Parts

The G-Fighter was a support unit created by the Earth Federation Forces for the RX-78-2 Gundam. It was the first EFF fighter to be equipped with a nuclear fusion reactor and to be propelled by nuclear thermal rockets. Capable of functioning in both Earth’s atmosphere and space, the G-Fighter’s A- and B-Parts could combine with the Gundam in various configurations to adapt to different combat roles. The A-Parts included the fighter’s nose section and caterpillar treads used by the G-Bull, while the B-Parts included the rear of the fighter. The G-Fighter was armed with a pair of beam cannons and missile launchers.

The first G-Fighter unit was delivered to the White Base prior to Operation Odessa and was assigned to Sayla Mass. A second unit piloted by Sleggar Law was brought on board at Jaburo and was destroyed later at the Battle of Solomon in a kamikaze attack against the MA-08 Big-Zam. Sayla’s unit was destroyed at the Battle of A Baoa Qu, but she survived. Although initially used exclusively by the Gundam, the EFF produced more G-Fighters for use with other mobile suits. Variations included a Space Type, Bomber Type and Assault Landing Type.

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


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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