Technology & Combat Characteristics
The FXA-08R Mega Rider is a mobile suit support craft that fills the role of an armed sub-flight craft. The Mega Rider was designed to allow up to two "Gundam"-class mobile suits to ride it in a manner similar to a motorcycle. As a transport the Mega Rider is designed as a high-speed deep space transport, and on Earth it serves as a low altitude hovercraft.
The Mega Rider can be operated from either the cockpit of one of the mobile suits, or from the cockpit built into the forward section. The Mega Rider is designed as a small ship as apart from a standard two-pilot cockpit the Mega Rider as the needed amenities for extended periods of living.
For combat the Mega Rider is equipped with a single mega particle cannon and a pair of laser guns.
- Mega Particle Cannon
- The Mega Rider mounts a single mega particle cannon located under its forward section.
- Laser Gun
The FXA-08R Mega Rider was developed by Anaheim Electronics and delivered to the Anti Earth Union Group battleship, the Argama, during the early days of the First Neo Zeon War. The Mega Rider would be used throughout the war, being piloted by several of the pilots of the "Gundam Team". However, it was most commonly used in conjunction with the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II, the least advanced Gundam, and its usual pilot during the war, Elle Vianno.