Technology & Combat Characteristics
An Anaheim Electronics-made Mobile Suit that Kenneth Sleg put on the frontline to annihilate Mafty. The RX-104FF Penelope is a mode of the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam where it is equipped with the FF (Fixed Flight) Unit. It is classified as a 5th generation MS alongside the RX-105 Ξ Gundam, which was developed around the same time. It is one of the Mobile Suits to be equipped for the first time with a miniaturized Minovsky Flight, so it has a high level of solo flight capability in the atmosphere. The MS was unique due to its capability to achieve independent flight and was considered to be a MS that would greatly change the course of Mobile Suit operations under gravity. These functions largely depended on the FF Unit, while the Ξ Gundam had a different structure that integrated all of the functions into a single MS. In addition to the FF unit, it is said that an optional armament known as the Argos Unit was developed, but its details are unknown. It is also said to be equipped with a Psycommu or a Quasi-Psycommu unit. The MS is also capable of supersonic flight by deploying a Beam Barrier in the direction of its movement, but this requires the MS to transform into its Flight Form.
- Beam Rifle
- A portable beam weapon dedicated to the Penelope. Two types of energy packs with different shapes are mounted behind the engine and in front of the trigger guard.
- Vulcan Gun
- Two are equipped on the left and right of the FF Unit's nose, when not firing they are protected by a sliding cover.
- Mega Particle Cannon/Beam Saber
- One is equipped on each shoulder. They have a wide range of fire and when detached from the shoulder they double as large handheld beam sabers.
- Composite Weapon Unit
- A combined armament equipped on both forearms. It is a unique weapon that houses a Mega Particle Cannon, a Beam Saber, and missiles in a single unit.
- Funnel Missiles
- Psycommu-guided missiles. A large number of them are equipped throughout the right end left shoulder armor and the front waist armor. It is said that it is equipped with more missiles than the Ξ Gundam.
Special Equipment & Features
- FF Unit
- One piece of optional equipment for the Odysseus Gundam. It is equipped to its torso, shoulders, hips, and legs. It has various sensors on its nose, and is a type of multi-purpose equipment which functions as a weapon platform.
- Psycommu System
Notes & Trivia
- Penelope's, Odysseus' and Argos' names are based on the characters "Penelope", "Odysseus" and "Argos" in Homer's epic poem, the "Odyssey".
- The original novel design was done by Yasuhiro Moriki. The redesign that first appeared in SD Gundam G Generation F was also done by Yasuhiro Moriki. The anime Penelope is essentially visually and functionally identical to the G Generation redesign.
- Official Japanese website description.
- HGUC 1/144 Penelope manual.
|Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Mechanics|
RX-105 Ξ Gundam | Me02R-F01 Messer Type-F01 | Me02R-F02 Messer Type-F02
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|
RX-104FF Penelope | FD-03 Gustav Karl
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|