Technology & Combat Characteristics
Similar to how the failed FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type was meant to enhance the offensive capabilities of the original RX-78-2 Gundam, the FXA-03 Full Armor pack for the Mk-II was meant to add greater offensive and defensive capabilities. The new armaments included one head-mounted Vulcan pod, Grenade Launchers on its forearm, and a 2-barrel Beam Cannon with an attached Grenade Launcher.
- Vulcan Pod
- Although the Mk-II didn't mount the standard vulcan guns on the head, it is able to be outfitted with a 60mm 2-barrel vulcan pod on its head, capable of carrying a total of 1400 rounds. The vulcan guns are housed in the left side with two firing ports, while the right side functions as a balancer and magazine. This optional weapon was developed because installation space in the head unit could not be reserved for mounting the vulcan guns.
- Grenade Launcher
- Two grenade launchers are built into the mobile suit's left forearm.
- 2-barrel Beam Cannon
- Unlike the normal Mk-II which carried a beam rifle, the Full Armor Gundam Mk-II had a more powerful 2-barrel beam cannon attached to it's right forearm.
- Grenade Launcher
- For extra firepower, another grenade launcher is built into the Beam Cannon.
While the Full Armor pack did increase the Mk-II's offensive and defensive capabilities, the FXA-05D G-Defenser however had a more well rounded armament and did not weigh down the Mk-II in combat, so development was focused towards the G-Defenser and the Full Armor pack was never used.
Notes and Trivia
|Gundam Mk-II's variation|
FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II
MSA-004 Nemo II | MSA-004K Nemo III
MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-005S Methuss Kai
|Rick Dias's variation|
MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II
|Hyaku Shiki's variations|
MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai | MSR-00100S Hyaku Shiki Kai Mass Production Type
|Z Gundam's variations|
MSZ-006-X Prototype Ζ Gundam | MSZ-007 Mass Production Type Ζ Gundam | MSZ-008 ZII
SE-DJ-1R Dijeh SE-R
MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III