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RX-78GP01Fb Gundam GP01Fb Zephyranthes Full Burnern

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RX-78GP01Fb
Code name: Gundam GP01Fb Zephyranthes Full Burnern
Unit type: prototype general purpose multi-class mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: 4 November UC 0083
First deployment: 4 November UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using FF-XIIFb Core Fighter IIFb
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 43.2 metric tons; max gross 74.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,045 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 234,000 kg total (4 x 45,000 kg, 4 x 13,500 kg)
Performance: 180-degree turn time 0.8 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 1.5 MW, powered by replaceable e-pac, with mounted “jitte” beam saber blocking unit, 2 spare e-pacs stored in shield; prototype beam rifle, power rated at 2.2 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap; shield, can be optionally mounted on either forearm

Technical and Historical Notes

Although the RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes mobile suit was intended to be upgraded for use in space, the uprising of Zeon remnants in October UC 0083 moved this project up considerably. The GP01, not being properly calibrated for space combat, was critically damaged by Zeon forces when its pilot, Kou Uraki, carelessly took the mobile suit out into battle. The damaged GP01 was immediately taken to Anaheim Electronics’ Von Braun City factory on the Moon to be repaired and reconfigured for space use. Soon after, the rebuilt and improved RX-78GP01Fb Gundam GP01Fb Zephyranthes Full Burnern was rolled out and went through a rapid battery of test trials before being redeployed aboard the EFF assault carrier Albion in pursuit of the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis. The GP01Fb was a tremendous improvement over its original form, almost doubling its acceleration and with a marked increase in maneuverability. It also featured an improved space-use FF-XIIFb Core Fighter IIFb, which incorporated the mobile suit’s large thruster- and vernier-laden backpack into its design. Following the nuclear attack on Confeito, the GP01Fb was destroyed in a final duel with the GP02A.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Kou Uraki
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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Cockpit
Gundam 0083 Info


Director(s):
Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992

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