Model number: RXF91
Code name: Gundam RXF91 (aka Silhouette Gundam)
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Anaheim Electronics
Rollout: August UC 0122
First deployment: November UC 0122
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.4 meters
Weight: empty 8.5 metric tons; max gross 21.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,570 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 92,080 kg total (2 x 31,460 kg, 19,920 kg, 2 x 4,620 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: bare mobile suit 50, equipped with VSBRs 56
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; 2 x mega machine cannon, mounted in torso; 2 x heavy machine gun, mounted in left forearm; 2 x VSBR (Variable Speed Beam Rifle), selectable mega particle acceleration speed for damage or penetration application, with attached beam cannon, mounted on backpack, hand-operated in use; beam spray gun, mounted on right forearm
Optional fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap; beam spray gun
Having lost the race to develop an advanced new high performance, small-scale mobile suit, Anaheim Electronics launched a desperate plan in UC 0112 to play catch-up to the Earth Federation Forces’ Strategic Naval Research Institute. Called the Silhouette Formula Project, Anaheim’s plan was to steal the plans and technical data of the mobile suits developed for the SNRI’s Formula Project and adopt the newly developed technology for Anaheim’s use. One highlight of the Silhouette Formula Project fielded in UC 0122 was the RXF91 Gundam RXF91, which was Anaheim’s version of the SNRI’s F91 Gundam F91. The so-called Silhouette Gundam, while visually a different mobile suit, was basically the same in terms of equipment and performance, integrating new technologies incorporated in the Gundam F91, such as the beam shield and Variable Speed Beam Rifle (VSBR).
Pilot(s): Tokio Randall, Layla Lagiorr
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C. 0123
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)
Japan 08.05.1992 – 11.15.1993
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