Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Full Armor Gundam "Alex" is the Gundam "Alex" equipped with additional armor and weaponry similar to those of the FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam. This is an alternate armor plan to the Alex's Chobam Armor. Like the Full Armor Gundam, the Full Armor Gundam "Alex" has numerous missiles stored in the shoulder armor pieces, a rocket cannon on its back and a twin beam rifle on its right arm.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- Mounted in the head, the pair of shell-firing guns have high rate of fire but low power. They are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, intercept missiles and the likes.
- Rocket Cannon
- 90mm Gatling Gun
- Stored in armor covers on both forearms. The gun barrel is usually hidden and pops up during use. These weapons are unusable when the Gundam Alex is fitted with additional armor.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close combat weapon for Earth Federation 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 through most armor not treated with an anti-beam coating. A pair are stored on the backpack in the Gundam Alex's base configuration, and they are relocated to the rear skirt armor when additional armor equipment is mounted.
- Twin Beam Rifle
- Mounted on the right forearm, this double-barrel beam rifle served as the Full Armor Gundam Alex's primary range weapon.
- Missile Launcher
Originally, there was a plan to equip the Gundam Alex with FSWS equipment. However, the original Gundam Alex was said to have been disassembled on Earth after the end of the One Year War, and this plan never came to fruition.
In U.C. 0084, however, True Federal reproduced a single Full Armor Gundam Alex. It was piloted by the Cyber Newtype Kotetsu, who was able to draw out all of the Gundam's potential. Because of this, the Full Armor Alex proved to be extremely agile despite its heavy equipment.
After Kotetsu defected to BGST, the Full Armor Alex was modified into the RX-78NT-X NT-X by Dr. Henry, a former Flanagan Institute researcher, based on data provided by his colleague in the Murasame Lab.