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FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II

Fa-178
Unit Type

Prototype Full Armor General-Purpose Mobile Suit

Appearances

MSV

Profile

Model Number
  • FA-178
Developed from
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.5 meters
    60.696 ft
    728.346 in
Max Weight
  • 74.3 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 53.2 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1930 kW
    2,588.172 hp
Sensor Range
  • 11300 meters
    37,073.491 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)
Armor

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 1.68 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 124500 kg
    274,475.439 lb
    137.238 tons
Armaments
  • Vulcan Pod Gun
  • 2-barrel Beam Cannon
    • Grenade Launcher
  • 2 x Grenade Launcher

The FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II is a proposed upgrade to the original RX-178 Gundam Mk-II. It is featured in Z-MSV (Zeta Gundam Mobile Suit Variations).

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 Full Armor pack for the Mk-II was meant to add greater offensive and defensive capabilities. The new armaments included 1 Vulcan pod, a Grenade Launcher, and a 2-barrel Beam Cannon with another Grenade Launcher.

Armaments

  • 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 forearms. The grenades are moderately powerful self-propelling explosives that can deal significant damage to a mobile suit or battleship, but are particularly effective against machines with heavy defenses against beam weapons.
  • 2-barrel Beam Cannon
This Beam Cannon is essentially a weapon utilizes the technology of a beam rifle on a slightly larger scale. The beam cannon fires slower moving mega particles, causing its beam to widen and allowing the beam to cause damage over a greater area, ideal for dealing with battleships or catching multiple mobile suits off-guard.
  • Grenade Launcher
For extra firepower, another Grenade Launcher is built into the Beam Cannon. The small explosive projectiles are not very effective against heavy-armored targets, and are more geared toward use against mobile suits and mobile armor. Because of it's non-beam natural, they are ideal to use against enemies with high-degree beam resistance.

History

However, the FXA-05D G-Defenser 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.

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External Links

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