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RX-99 (AFX-9000) Neo Gundam

 

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Unit 1, standard illustration

Unit 2, standard illustration

Unit 2, alternate illustration

Core

Fighter

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RX-99 Neo Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): RX-99 (Earth Federation Forces); AFX-9000 (Anaheim Electronics)
Code name: Neo Gundam
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter (Unit 1); pilot and passenger, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter (Unit 2)
Dimensions: head height 15.1 meters
Weight: empty 7.9 metric tons; max gross 20.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,710 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 95,200 kg total (4 x 23,800 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: bare mobile suit 46, equipped with G-BRD 54
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use, double as beam guns on Core Fighter; beam shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: G-BRD (Generative Beam Rifle Device), selectable mega particle acceleration speed for damage or penetration application, can be attached to Core Fighter to operate as a booster

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

One of the pinnacles of the somewhat underhanded Silhouette Formula Project conducted by Anaheim Electronics in UC 0123 was the RX-99 (AFX-9000) Neo Gundam, which was acquired for use by the Earth Federation Forces. The Neo Gundam combined the best of new and old technologies, incorporating the advanced new weapons technology developed by the Strategic Naval Research Institute's Formula Project. The Neo Gundam was armed with a Generative Beam Rifle Device, or G-BRD for short, which operated in a fashion similar to a Variable Speed Beam Rifle (VSBR) but was completely hand-carried and powered by its own built-in reactor rather than connected directly to the mobile suit's reactor. The Neo Gundam also used the classic Core Block System made famous by the original RX-78-2 Gundam and other early EFF prototypes, thus increasing the survivability of the pilot. The G-BRD also mounted rocket thrusters, and could be attached to the Neo Gundam's Core Fighter to operate like a booster. This combination of advanced weaponry and a Core Fighter made the Neo Gundam one of the better, more well-rounded prototype mobile suits to be produced at the time. Only two Neo Gundams were produced: Unit 1 was painted in a black color scheme, while Unit 2 was painted in a more traditional white color. The two Neo Gundams were sent to the Londo Bell ship Bladewood as part of the 302nd fleet. Tokio Randall boarded the Ajax and eventually stole the Neo Gundam Unit 2. Both units were destroyed in a fight, with only the Core Fighter of Unit 2 and Tokio surviving.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Tokio Randall, Buzz Galemson
Appearances:
Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C. 0123
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

G-BRD

 

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