Technology & Combat Characteristics
Created by Anaheim Electronics, this was the mobile suit that Kenneth Sleg used to fight Mafty. The RX-104FF Penelope is a mode of the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam (i.e., 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 first mobile suits to be equipped with a miniaturized Minovsky Flight Unit, making it highly capable of sustaining independent atmospheric flight; and was considered to be a MS that would revolutionize the course of MS operations under gravity. While the Ξ Gundam had a different structure that integrated all of the functions into a single MS, the Penelope Gundam largely depended on the FF Unit. 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 Missile
- 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".
- 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|