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The FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster (also known as Core-EZ) is a multi-purpose fighter aircraft that appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Jet Core Booster consists of the nose section of the FF-X7 Core Fighter and a newly designed body section based on the FF-X7-Bst Core Booster. It was developed specifically for use in the atmosphere, and its propulsion system has been replaced with a thermonuclear jet engine, and it has air intakes at the root of the main wings. It is equipped with variable canard wings and vectored nozzles, and boasts high mobility.

The machine guns in the nose section have been omitted, and the only fixed armament is a single machine gun in the fuselage. The mega particle cannon on the Core Booster is not used due to its stability as a weapon. Other armaments are optional, and it is equipped with an armament station under the fuselage. It has high versatility because it can select the armament that best suits its mission, and it can handle everything from ground attacks to securing air control.

The production cost has been kept low, but since the nose and avionics of the Core Fighter have been used, the electronic warfare equipment is more expensive than the previous model.

Armaments

  • 30mm Machine Gun
A machine gun built into the left side of the fuselage.
  • Missile
Missiles installed under the wings and at the armament station. Long-range missiles and air-to-air missiles could be equipped.
  • Large Smart Bomb
An anti-surface weapon installed in the armament station. It is a container-shaped guided bomb that sticks into the ground and explodes.

History

One of the most notable operations the Jet Core Booster took part in was the assault on a Principality of Zeon base in the jungles of Southeast Asia, the mountain fortress being one of the last of Zeon's strongholds on Earth. A large number of Jet Core Booster units were deployed first to acquire air superiority. Once obtained the fighters' roles were switched to bombing the enemy base to cover the advance of the mobile suit assault forces. Some of these fighters would fall victim to Norris Packard's MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom, who used the fighters as impromptu grapple points to attack Federation forces.

After the end of the war, the Earth Federation Forces saw that the future of combat vehicles lay with mobile suits and production of the Jet Core Booster was halted to divert resources to mobile suit research and development. The Jet Core Booster would continue service in U.C 0081, where they would be used in operations against Zeon remnants.

Gallery

Gunpla

Action Figures

Notes and Trivia

  • According to Master Archive Mobile Suit RX-78 Gundam, only 16 Jet Core Boosters were produced. However, this contradicts the depiction in The 08th MS Team. During the bombing of Zeon's mountain base alone, far more than 16 Jet Core Boosters were seen.
  • The Master Archive was also the only source for the model number "FFB-7Bst". The Jet Core Booster did not have a model number in any other material.

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The 08th MS Team Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79[E] GM Early Type | RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type | RGM-79[G] GM Sniper | RX-75 Berge Guntank | RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type | RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type | RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8
Mobile Pod
RB-79K Ball Type K

Land Vehicle
Hover Cargo Truck | Type 61 Tank | Hover Truck
Land Battleship
Big Tray-class
Ship
Jungle Boat
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dish | Fanfan | FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster
Transporter / Supply Ship
Gunperry | Medea | Space Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06JC Zaku II | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type | MS-09B Dom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-04 Acguy
Mobile Armor
Apsaras I | Apsaras II | Apsaras III

Land Vehicle
Armored Vehicle | HT-01B Magella Attack
Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class | Mad Angler-class | Sealance
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Cui | Dodai II | DFA-03 Dopp | Gunship Heli | P01B Luggun
Transporter / Supply Ship
Dora | Komusai
Cruiser / Mother Ship
ACA-01 Gaw | Musai-class | Zanzibar-class


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
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Keraunos/AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack [Epidendrum] | RMS-106 Hizack [Iris] | RMS-106 Hizack [Keraunos Squad] | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armor
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

Land Battleship
Heavy Fork-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II | PVN.4/3 Wappa
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
ACA-01 Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerade
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson
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