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F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type

F90v
Unit Type

Prototype Assault Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga
Game

Profile

Model Number
  • F90V
Developed from
Developed into
First Seen
  • February, 0112 U.C.
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 14.8 meters48.556 ft
    582.677 in
Max Weight
  • 21.5 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 8.7 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 4420 kW5,927.317 hp
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in chest)
Armor

Movement

Max Acceleration
  • 4.46 G
Rocket Thrusters
  • 3 x 13980 kg30,820.616 lb
    15.41 tons
  • 3 x 7450 kg16,424.434 lb
    8.212 tons
  • 6 x 5260 kg11,596.312 lb
    5.798 tons
  • 95850 kg211,313.019 lb
    105.657 tons
    (Total)
Vernier Thrusters
  • 66
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x VSBR searchgray_iconsmall.png (Variable Speed Beam Rifle)
  • Mega Gatling Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Beam Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • 10 x Hardpoint searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 4 x Heat Radiation Fin Packs
Optional Equipment

The F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type is a mobile suit from the series of Mobile Suit Gundam F90 (1990) model kits and original design series. It also appeared in the video game of Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C..

Technology and Combat characteristics

The F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type is the Gundam F90 equipped with the VSBR Type equipment. The VSBR Type equipment is designed to improve the Gundam F90's overall combat ability with the addition of two variable speed beam rifles, a mega Gatling gun, an additional beam shield, additional rocket thrusters and verniers, and a more powerful ultracompact Minovsky type fusion reactor. The additional equipment increases the Gundam F90's offensive abilities, defensive abilities, and its speed and mobility. The backpack features a built-in sub-generator that allows simultaneous use of the beam shield and VSBR weapons, both of which require large amounts of energy to function. However, the beam shield may suffer from stability problems depending on the state of the mobile suit. These technical issues would pose a challenge for future development of the VSBR.

Technologically, the F90V Gundam F90 VSBR Type is the prototype for the powerful F91 Gundam F91.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
The F90V VSBR Type is equipped with a pair of head mounted Vulcan guns. The purpose of the Vulcan guns is to serve as a mid-close range defensive weapon. While it can normally do little damage against the armor of a mobile suit it serves as a much more efficient and cost-effective means to shoot down incoming missiles, as opposed to using the beam rifle, the power of which would be over kill and is far more limited in ammunition. The Vulcan guns are an offensive weapon designed to be used against small lightly-armored targets such as ground combat vehicles or attack helicopters.
  • VSBR (Variable Speed Beam Rifle)
The most powerful weapon of Gundam F90 VSBR Type is a new type of beam rifle known as the Variable Speed Beam Rifle, or VSBR for short. Rather than being a hand-carried weapon powered by an energy cap or e-pac, the VSBR is mounted on the mobile suit itself and powered directly by its reactor.
The pilot could adjust the speed at which the mega particles used in the beam fire were accelerated. Slower-speed particles produced a wider beam that delivered more raw damage, and higher-speed particles create a more tightly focused, penetrating beam. Thus, the F90's pilot could choose to deliver beam damage on a wider area or focused, high-speed shots to penetrate thick armor or even beam shields.
The VSBR are mounted on F90's backpack. Later, this weapon is also used by its successors, the F91 Gundam F91 and the RXF-91 Silhouette Gundam.
  • Mega Gatling Gun
The F90V VSBR Type's signature weapon, the gatling gun is mounted on the right forearm. This weapon able to take down a thinly armored enemy mobile suit.
  • Beam Shield
The F90 VSBR Type is equipped with a pair of beam shield generators. The first beam shield generator is mounted on the left arm. The second is a spare stored in the right hip armor. Unlike an I-field generator, which is effective only against beam attacks, the beam shield blocks both beam and projectile weapons.
  • Beam Saber
The beam saber is the standard close-combat melee weapon of mobile suits descended from the RX-78-2 Gundam, which includes the entirety of the Earth Federation Forces mobile suit force. The beam sabers are powerful weapons that emit a blade of plasma contained by an I-field that can cut through any physical armor. The only way to fully defend against a beam saber is to block it with another beam saber or a beam shield. Because of the I-field a beam saber can be used to block an attack from a beam rifle, but this is a technique that requires considerable skill, and can only block an attack of so much power. The F90V VSBR Type is equipped with two beam sabers stored in a recharge rack in the left hip armor.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Hardpoints
  • Heat Radiation Fin Packs

History

Anaheim Electronics would obtain confidential data regarding the F90 VSBR Type to develop the RXF-91 Silhouette Gundam.

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • The Gundam F90 VSBR Type appears as a playable unit in Super Robot Wars Alpha 1. It has a combination attack with F91 Gundam F91, where both fire their VBSRs.

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