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FXA-08GB G-Core

 

fxa-08gb

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: FXA-08GB
Code name:
G-Core
Unit type:
fighter for use in Core Block System of MSA-0011 S Gundam
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 7.92 meters
Wingspan: 7.63 meters
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 12.10 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 16,512 kg total (4 x 4,128 kg)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x missile launcher

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

A small aerospace fighter that served as the core block of the MSA-0011 S Gundam. During the One Year War, the prototype mobile suits developed by the Earth Federation Forces were equipped with Core Fighters of this type to ensure the safe recovery of test pilots, expensive computer equipment, and valuable test data. This Core Block System, however, was omitted from mass production machines for cost reasons. Many of the new machines developed after the end of the war were equipped with escape capsules, but these devices were relatively defenseless and were often unable to escape reactor explosions. As mobile suits became more complex and their computer systems more expensive, the Core Block System was reintroduced to ensure the survival of these vital parts. Like the FF-X7 Core Fighter of the original RX-78-2 Gundam, the G-Core could function as a fighter craft, and it could fly in the atmosphere even with the cockpit units of the G-Attacker and G-Bomber attached. However, its armament was limited to four missile launchers. During the final battle of the Pezun Rebellion, the G-Core was used as an escape vehicle to carry Ryo Roots and his comrades safely through atmospheric entry.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Ryo Roots
Appearances: Gundam Sentinel
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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