HFA-78-3 Heavy Armed FA Gundam


Model number: HFA-78-3
Code name: Heavy Armed FA Gundam (aka Heavy Full Armor Gundam)
Unit type: full armor heavy assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0081
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.3 meters
Weight: empty 39.2 metric tons; max gross 120.8 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,110 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 95,450 kg total
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 6,130 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x hand beam gun, mounted in arms; beam cannon, mounted on back, hand-carried in use; 4 x micro missile, mounted on back; 2 x 4-tube missile pod, mounted on chest; 2 x 3-tube missile missile pod, mounted on legs; mega beam cannon, mounted on add-on unit; 2 x 3-tube missile pod, mounted on left shoulder; 2 x cannon, mounted on hips
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rating unknown; shield

The HFA-78-3 Heavy Armed FA Gundam (aka Heavy Full Armor Gundam) was the ultimate evolution of the RX-78-7 Gundam 7th. This unit was the FA-78-3 Full Armor Gundam 7th with the addition of a mega beam cannon unit and a “second armor” system. The cannon unit gave it the same power as a battleship and was equipped with a large-sized generator, propellant tanks and additional verniers. The massive size of the HFA-78-3 made it difficult to maneuver and ill-suited for melee combat. The Gundam 7th was not completed until after the end of the One Year War. In UC 0081, the suit was assigned to Hugues Courand, a pilot with the Phantom Sweeper unit that was tasked with hunting down the Zeon remnant group known as the Invisible Knights. Hugues used the HFA-78-3 during an operation to stop the Invisible Knights’ Tears of Varuna plan.

Pilot: Hugues Courand
First appearance: M-MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (M-MSV version), Hajime Katoki (Battlefield Record UC 0081 version)



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