Technology & Combat Characteristics
The F70 Cannon Gundam is a prototype support mobile suit developed as part of the SNRI's Formula project with the aim of mass-producing the F90S Gundam F90 Support Type. This high performance machine adopts the universal standard for weapons and can use many of the Earth Federation Forces weapons like the RGM-109 Heavygun's beam rifle. Further design changes led to the creation of the F71 G-Cannon with Anaheim Electronics as an OEM to undertake production of the new unit.
- Vulcan Gun
- A standard armament of the mobile suits descended from the Earth Federation Forces's RX series is a pair of head mounted vulcan guns. These shell firing weapons have a high rate of fire, but little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. They are ideal for shooting down small, lightly armored targets such as missiles, attack vehicles, etc.
- Triple Machine Cannon
- The primary weapons of the Cannon Gundam is a pair of back mounted machine cannons. These triple barreled cannons can fire physical projectiles rapidly.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most mobile suits, it is a small device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and can cut through most armor not treated with anti-beam coating.
- Double Beam Gun
- A small-caliber beam weapon attached to both forearms.
- Beam Rifle
- The same portable firearm as used by the RGM-109 Heavygun, it features a full barrel structure for barrel protection and to maintain accuracy. As the weapon is developed during a time where anti-MS combat is not the main focus and usage of beam rifles are actively avoided to protect the space colonies, it is installed with a sub-sensor as well as a limiter to avoid excessive power.
- A type of defensive armament used by many mobile suits. The shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a mobile suit. It is also treated with an anti-beam coating to withstand several beam shots before the coating wears off. Typically, physical shields can only take so much damage before they succumb to the pressure and break.
Alongside the F90 Gundam F90, the F70 Cannon Gundam was attached to the EFSF's 13th Experimental Squadron for field testings.