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The FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam (aka Gundam Full Armor Type and Perfect Gundam II) is a variant of the RX-78-2 Gundam and is featured in the original design series Mobile Suit Variation.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Full Armor Gundam has several removable armor modules placed over the RX-78-2 Gundam's existing armor. These new armor modules also incorporated additional thrusters and maneuvering verniers. The new weaponry of the Full Gundam consists of a large rocket-firing cannon mounted on the right side of its backpack, four missile launchers (two mounted in the upper torso and two more in the knees), and a new two-barreled beam rifle secured to the right arm.

However, due to the Full Armor Gundam's massive increase in weight, it suffered a sharp drop in mobility which the new thrusters could not sufficiently compensate for. Although the Full Armor Gundam Full was deemed to be a failure, the Earth Federation continued to design new upgrades for the RX-78-2 Gundam under Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS) program. The plans for the unit would later be used as the basis for creating the FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
These shell firing weapons have 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.
  • 360mm Rocket Launcher
A large rocket-firing cannon mounted on the right side of the backpack.
  • Missile Launcher
There are four missile launchers on the Full Armor Gundam, one on each knee and two on the upper torso.
  • Twin Beam Rifle
A twin-barrelled beam weapon mounted to the right forearm.
  • Small Shield
The left forearm is equipped with a small shield, which could be mounted with spare barrels for the twin beam rifle.
  • Beam Saber
The beam saber is the standard close-combat weapon of many mobile suits, it emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-field that can cut through any physical armor not treated to resist it. The Full Armor Gundam can optionally carry two beam sabers on the rear skirt armor, but lacks the ability to recharge them.

Special Equipment & Features

The prototype mobile suits produced by the Earth Federation Forces' Operation V, are equipped with a central block which houses the mobile suit's cockpit, control systems and main power source. This core block can eject in case of emergency and unfold into a small Core Fighter.
  • Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS)
The upgrade program, developed several options packs to increase the Gundam's combat ability. It includes new weapon and extra armor plates, The system increases the Gundam's firepower and resilient considerately, but also reduce its maneuverability by a large margin.

History

As the RX-78-2 Gundam continued to score victory after victory against the Zeon forces in the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces engineers began to devise several different upgrades to supplement and further increase the combat capabilities of the Gundam. The upgrade program, called the Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS), developed several options packs to increase the Gundam's already considerable power. One of these designs was the Full Armor Gundam, which vastly enhanced the Gundam's firepower and armor, but had reduced mobility due to its increase weight. The Full Armor Gundam was piloted at the Battle of A Baoa Qu by Lieutenant Heinz Baer and was destroyed by Johnny Ridden's MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type ("Full Bullet Zaku" in other media).

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MSV Mechanics
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Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Gundam's variations
FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type | PF-78-1 Perfect Gundam | PF-78-3 Perfect Gundam III | RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"
GM's variations
RGC-80 GM Cannon | RGM-79L GM Light Armor | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom | TGM-79 GM Trainer
Guntank's variation
RMV-1 Guntank II
Guncannon's variations
RX-77-3 Guncannon Heavy Arms Type | RX-77-4 Guncannon II

Land Vehicle
RTX-44
Aircraft / Spacecraft
AF-01 Mongoose | FF-3 Saberfish | FF-6 TIN Cod | FF-S3 Saberfish | Flatmouse | Flydart
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Zaku I's variation
MS-05A Zaku I Early Type
Zaku II's variations
MS-05A Zaku I Early Type | MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06C Zaku II Early Production Type | MS-06E Zaku Reconnaissance Type | MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06F Zaku Minelayer | MS-06F Zaku II Dozle Zabi Custom | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | MS-06R-1 Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06R-2P Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06RP Zaku II High Mobility Test Type | MS-06T Zaku Trainer Type | MS-06W Worker Zaku | MS-06Z Psycommu System Zaku | MSN-01 Psycommu Test High Mobility Type Zaku II
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-06V-6 Zaku Tank Green Macaque
Gouf's variations
MS-07A Gouf | MS-07B Gouf M'Quve Custom | MS-07C-3 Gouf Heavy Arms Type | MS-07C-5 Gouf Test Prototype | MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type | MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Test Type | YMS-07A Prototype Gouf | YMS-08A High Mobility Prototype
Dom's variations
YMS-09 Prototype Dom | YMS-09D Dom Tropical Test Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon
Acguy's variations
MSM-04G Juaggu | MSM-04N Agguguy
Zeong's variation
MSN-02 Perfect Zeong
Other
EMS-05 Agg | MSM-08 Zogok
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Pod
SP-W03 Space Pod
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