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The FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B (aka FA-G3) is an Earth Federation Forces mobile suit from the Universal Century timeline. It first appeared as a part of MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Although the FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type was deemed to be a design failure while it was still in the planning phases, the Earth Federation continued to design new upgrades to for the RX-78-2 Gundam under Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS) program. One of these new upgrades is the FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B.

Intended for mid-ranged bombardment, the Gundam Full Armor Type-B adds supplemental external armor and weapons modules to a pre-existing mobile suit as the Gundam Full Armor Type did. The new armaments of the Gundam Full Armor Type-B consists of several mid-to-long range weapons such as a large rocket-firing cannon mounted over the Full Armor Gundam's right shoulder, a large scale rocket launcher mounted over the Full Armor Gundam's left shoulder, four missile launchers, two mounted in the upper torso and two more in the knees, a twin beam saber secured to the left arm, and a new three-barreled beam gun secured to the right arm. The Gundam Full Armor Type-B also had a higher output generator to power these new beam weapons as well as numerous removable armor modules that could be placed over the Gundam's existing armor. To compensate for the added mass of the new armor and weapons, these new armor modules also incorporated several additional thrusters and maneuvering verniers.


  • Vulcan Gun
A standard armament of the mobile suits that are descended from the Earth Federation Forces's RX series is a pair of head mounted 60mm vulcan guns. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and can't damage the thick armor of a mobile suit, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
  • Missile Launcher
Four missile launchers are mounted in the armor modules, one on each knee and two mounted on the upper torso. Each missile launcher in believed to hold about 3 missiles for a total of 12.
  • Large Rocket-firing Cannon
Mounted on the right shoulder is a large rocket-firing cannon similar to that of the RX-77-2 Guncannon.
  • Large Scale Rocket Launcher
Mounted on the left shoulder and intended to compensate for anti-beam protection, this new weapon carries of total of 12 rocket-propelled explosives. Two of them are mounted in the front of the weapon and are forward firing. The other 10 are mounted in five hidden panels on the top section of the launcher and can be fired upward or even rearward to attack an enemy behind the unit. When fired all at once, these weapon are capable of destroying just about anything in their path.
  • Triple Beam Gun
Secured to the right arm, this weapon is an improved version of the FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type's twin barreled beam gun. This weapon has is capable of destroying a mobile suit or severely damaging a battleship in a single shot.
  • Twin Beam Saber
Secured to the left arm, this weapon was intended to replace the beam sabers which were removed to add the new back-mounted weapon systems.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS)
The upgrade program, developed several options packs to increase the Gundam's already considerable power.
  • Removable Armor Modules
Intended to increase the Gundam's defense without decreasing mobility, the modules have built in thrusters and maneuvering verniers. If necessary, they can also be ejected.
  • Long Distance Optics Observation System
As most of the unit's weapons are designed for long-range combat this system was added to assist in locating enemies.


The FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B first appeared in a simulation design piloted by an Earth Federation soldier name Led Wayline. In the simulation design Gundam Full Armor Type-B battles three MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type. Wayline easily defeated the three Gelgoog High Mobility Types and the battle ship they were protecting. Then the simulation design encountered a system error and one of the destroyed Gelgoog High Mobility Type was revived. Shock by what was happening Wayline couldn't move using this chance the Gelgoog pull its twin beam sword. Then the Gelgoog destroyed the Gundam Full Armor Type-B, thus ending the simulation design program.

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MSV-R Mechanics
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Full Armor Gundam's variations
FA-78-1B Gundam Full Armor Type-B | FA-78(G) Full Armor Gundam Ground Type
Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type | RX-78SP Gunner Gundam
Ball's variations
RB-79F Ball Type F | RB-79M Ball Type M

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-S5 Raven Sword | FF-X5 Prototype Core Fighter | FF-X7BstPLAN004 Core Booster Plan004 | G-Fighter Assault Landing Type | G-Fighter Bomber Type | G-Fighter Space Type
Transporter / Supply Ship
CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry
Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
MSM-06 Jurick

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai GA | G87 Luna Tank | Gobble
Cruiser / Mother Ship
CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class