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FA-010A FAZZ

 

fa-010a

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: FA-010A
Code name: FAZZ
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: February UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.11 meters; head height 19.86 meters
Weight: empty 45.4 metric tons; max gross 94.6 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 8,070 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 118,800 kg total (4 x 15,200 kg, 4 x 22,100 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 22
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 16,200 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x /back beam cannon, power rated at 12.0 MW; 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 6-tube spray missile launcher, 4 rounds, mounted on shoulders; 3-tube missile pod, mounted on left arm; 2 x 8-tube missile pod, mounted on torso; 2 x 2-tube missile pod, mounted on torso; 18-tube missile pod, 2 rounds, mounted on backpack
Optional hand armaments: double beam rifle, power rated at 2 x 10.6 MW; large hyper mega cannon, power rated at 79.8 MW

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

This prototype machine was created by Anaheim Electronics to evaluate the full armor equipment that was used by the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam, and its name was an abbreviation for Full Armor ZZ Gundam. Because the FAZZ was created to gather test data only for the full armor form, it had no docking and transformation mechanisms, and the armor parts were fixed in place and could not be removed. Its armor materials were also one grade lower, it lacked the anti-beam coating that was later applied to the ZZ Gundam, and the high mega cannons in its head and abdomen were merely dummy versions to check the machine's balance. Thanks to these compromises the FAZZ was completed almost half a year before the ZZ Gundam itself. Although its performance was inferior to that of the completed FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam, the FAZZ boasted considerable fighting strength. It was equipped with numerous missile launchers, two backpack beam cannons of the same type used by the MSA-0011 S Gundam, and a huge hyper mega cannon more powerful than any other mobile suit-carried weapon of its time. Its high firepower and heavy armor allowed the FAZZ to function as a support mobile suit in genuine combat, and three of these prototypes were assigned to Taskforce Alpha in order to suppress the New Desides.

This FAZZ team saw combat several times during the first stage of the Pezun Rebellion. On February 29, UC 0088, FAZZ pilots Shin Crypt and John Grissom first exchanged fire with New Desides mobile suits. The team provided fire support for the destruction of the power satellite SOL 7804 on March 1, protected the warships of the suppression fleet from enemy satellite missiles during the final assault on Pezun on March 7, and helped rescue the remnants of Taskforce Alpha's landing force after a failed attack on Ayers City on March 13. However, the team was wiped out in combat with the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V at the beginning of Operation Eagle Fall on March 17, with Shin Crypt the sole survivor.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shin Crypt, Robert Aldrin, John Grissom
Appearances:
Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer(s): Mika Akitaka (principal design), Hajime Katoki (cleanup)

 

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