RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam


Model number: RX-178+FXA-05D
Code name: Super Gundam
Unit type: RX-178 Gundam Mark-II and FXA-05D G-Defenser combined mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): Earth Federation Forces/Titans (RX-178 Gundam Mark-II); Anaheim Electronics (FXA-05D G-Defenser)
Operator: AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso of RX-178 Gundam Mk-II
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: empty weight unknown; max gross 94.0 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite (Gundam Mk-II) and Gundarium alloy (G-Defenser)
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactors, total output unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4 x 20,300 kg, 2 x 4,2400 kg
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,300 meters
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.45 MW, stored in recharge racks on Gundam Mk-II backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x 14-tube missile pod, mounted in binders on G-Defenser main body/backpack; 4 x vulcan gun, mounted in pairs in missile pod binders; long beam rifle, power rated at 6.8 MW, mounted on right side of G-Defenser’s main body, hand-operated by Gundam Mk-II
Optional fixed armaments: 60mm 2-barrel vulcan pod, 1400 rounds total, mounted on head; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.6 MW, powered by replaceable e-pac, 2 spare e-pacs stored in shield; 360mm hyper bazooka, clip-fed, 7 rounds per clip

Early during the Gryps War, the AEUG’s newly captured RX-178 Gundam Mk-II mobile suit was quickly outclassed by new variable form mobile suits/mobile armors being developed by their Titans enemies. Although fairly impressive for its innovative new movable frame construction, the Mk-II soon found itself left behind in terms of mobility, armor and firepower. To compensate for these shortcomings, Anaheim Electronics developed a new weapons platform to enhance the Mk-II’s performance. Called the FXA-05D G-Defenser, this new space fighter-like unit was capable of docking with the Mk-II. During cruise/flight mode, this form was called the G-Flyer. However, the Mk-II could assume full control of the G-Defenser’s weapons as a mobile suit, becoming what was commonly called the RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam. The Super Gundam sported an approximately 20 percent increase in speed/acceleration over the stand-alone Mk-II, as well as providing the benefit of additional (and more effective) Gundarium armor and the powerful long rifle and missile pods. These improvements allowed the Super Gundam to operate on a more equal footing with the high performance variable mobile suits being fielded by the Titans at the time. However, the Super Gundam parts were destroyed by the end of the Gryps War, leaving the repaired Mk-II even more at a disadvantage during the First Neo Zeon War. However, Anaheim created the FXA-08R Mega Rider as the Mk-II’s new support vehicle.

Pilot: Emma Sheen
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam


360mm hyper bazooka


Beam rifle


Beam saber




Cockpit hatch






Long beam rifle


Missile pod


Rear view




Vulcan pod

Zeta Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006


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