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FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: FF-X7
Code name:
Core Fighter
Unit type:
fighter for use in Core Block System of RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam
Manufacturer: Hervic Company
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 8.6 meters; overall height 3.2 meters
Wingspan: 6.8 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 8.15 metric tons
Propulsion: 6 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

One of the key innovations of the Earth Federation Forces' Operation V mobile suit development project was the Core Block System. The system used a fighter with foldable wings as the mobile suit's cockpit. In the event of catastrophic damage, the mobile suit's torso could be ejected to allow the Core Fighter to escape and increase the pilot's chances of surviving. Developed by aerospace manufacturer Hervic Company, the FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter served as the cockpit of the RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam. The FF-X5 lacked armaments, although its successor, FF-X7 Core Fighter, was equipped with vulcan guns and missile launchers.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: MSV-R (Mobile Suit Variation R)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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