The F90P Gundam F90 Plunge Type is a mobile suit from the series of Mobile Suit Gundam F90 (1990) model kits and original design series. It also appeared in the videogame Mobile Suit Gundam F91: Formula Report 0122.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The F90P Gundam F90 Plunge Type is one of the many mission packs developed for the F90 Gundam F90 by the Strategic Naval Research Institute. The Plunge Type is designed to allow the Gundam F90 to reenter the Earth's atmosphere and allow for high mobility aerial combat. Unlike the F90's other equipment packages, the Plunge Type has two variations. The first is the mobile suit variation, and the second is the fighter mode variation. Both variations are outfitted with the same additional thrusters, the same weapons, and most of the same control surfaces. They differ in that the fighter mode mounts special equipment on the weapons mount and the arms are locked at the sides, altering the mobile suit's profile and movement capabilities. The fighter mode equipment includes an aerodynamic nose cone and a control rudder. One of the most prominent features of the Plunge Type equipment are the shields mounted on the forearm hardpoints. The shields are designed to protect the mobile suit during reentry and act as lifting wings and control surfaces for flight, even possessing several vernier thrusters of their own.
Though the Plunge Type equipment grants superior speed and mobility, it is only lightly armed with a single beam cannon mounted on the left shoulder. The Plunge Type also mounts an advanced sensor suite on the right shoulder which would allow the Gundam F90 to accurately target from greater distances.
- Vulcan Gun
- A pair of shell-firing weapon built into the head. Though not powerful, its high rate of fire meant it was employed to intercept incoming missiles, etc.
- Beam Cannon
- The Plunge Type's only additional weaponry and the only armament in MA mode is a shoulder-mounted beam cannon.
- The Plunge Type's signature equipment is the pair of shields mounted on its forearm. They serve as control surfaces in MA mode and feature vernier thrusters.
- Advanced Sensor Suite
- Thruster Packs
Notes and Trivia
|Mobile Suit Gundam F90 Mechanics|
AMS-119S Geara Doga Kai | F70 Cannon Gundam | F90 Gundam F90 | F90A Gundam F90 Assault Type | F90D Gundam F90 Destroid Type | F90E Gundam F90 Electronic Type | F90H Gundam F90 Hover Type | F90M Gundam F90 Marine Type | F90P Gundam F90 Plunge Type | F90S Gundam F90 Support Type | F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type | F90II Gundam F90II | F90II-I Gundam F90II Intercept Type | F90II-L Gundam F90II Long Range Type | RGM-89J Jegan Normal Type | RGM-89ST-2 ST-Gun
|Transporter / Supply Ship|
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
Irish-class | Ra Cailum-class
OMS-06RF RF Zaku | OMS-07RF RF Gouf | OMS-09DRF RF Desert Dom | OMS-09RF RF Dom | OMS-14RF RF Gelgoog | OMS-14SRF RF Gelgoog Charles Rochester Type | OMS-15RF RF Gyan | OMS-90R Gundam F90 | OMSM-07RF RF Z'Gok
OMAX-01 Grand Zam | OMAX-03RF RF Adzam
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|
|F90 A to Z PROJECT Mechanics|
F90 Gundam F90 | F90A Gundam F90 Assault Type | F90B Gundam F90 Bombard Type | F90D Gundam F90 Destroid Type | F90E Gundam F90 Electronic Type | F90F Gundam F90 Fight Type | F90G Gundam F90 Guard Type | F90H Gundam F90 Hover Type | F90I-I Gundam F90 Intercept Type Jupiter Battle Specification | F90K Gundam F90 Keep Type | F90M Gundam F90 Marine Type | F90O Gundam F90 Officer Type | F90P Gundam F90 Plunge Type | F90R Gundam F90 Reconnaissance Type | F90S Gundam F90 Support Type | F90U Gundam F90 Up-Lift Type | F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type | F90II Gundam F90II | F90II-I Gundam F90II Intercept Type