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FA-79FC Full Armor Striker Custom

FA-79FC Full Armor Striker Custom - Front
Unit Type

Prototype Heavy Assault Ground Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga

Profile

Model Number
  • FA-79FC
Developed from
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 18.0 meters59.055 ft
    708.661 in
Max Weight
  • 122.2 metric tons
Power Output
  • 1380 kW1,850.61 hp
Armor

Movement

Rocket Thrusters
  • 94000 kg207,234.468 lb
    103.617 tons
Armaments
  • 2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun
  • Twin Beam Saber
  • 2-barrel Beam Cannon
  • Back Rocket Launcher
  • 2 x Chest Missile Launcher
  • 2 x Leg Missile Pod
  • "Fukasaku" Cold Blade
  • Custom Spike Shield
Special Equipments and Features
  • "Demon Blade" AI System

The FA-79FC Full Armor Striker Custom is the upgraded form of the RGM-79FC Striker Custom in Mobile Suit Gundam Katana. It is piloted by Ittou Tsurugi.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Full Armor Striker Custom is an enhanced configuration of the RGM-79FC Striker Custom using data obtained from the FA-78-NT-1 Full Armor Gundam ALEX. In this configuration, the unit is equipped with the Full-Armor System and Weapon System (FSWS) derived from the FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type, giving it access to much powerful weaponry while retaining some of its fixed armaments.

Armaments

  • 60mm Vulcan Gun
The Vulcan guns were 60mm gatling guns stored on the sides of the Striker Custom's head. Having the greatest rate of fire of all the Striker Custom's weapons these are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles, or hit other fast moving targets. They also made good use as an anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapons. The Vulcan guns however had a hard time piercing heavy armor (though they had shown the ability to do severe damage to mobile suits if fired at point-blank range) and thus were not often used against larger, more heavily armored foes.
  • Beam Saber
Standard equipment of most Federation Mobile Suit. Striker Custom has two beam sabers, stored on the backpack. The beam sabers use Minovsky particles held in place by an I-Field to form an effective cutting surface that can slice through nearly any material. The particles for the beam sabers are stored by E-cap in the hilt of the saber, which is recharged from the Striker Custom's reactor when the saber is returned to its socket. Once activated, beam sabers do not rely on the mobile suit's reactor and can be thrown or discarded as decoys. The beam saber is most often used for close range combat or as an emergency weapon once all other ammunition has been depleted.
  • Fukasaku
A type of Cold Blade designed to short out an enemy's systems, it is also used for radar jamming.
  • 2-barrel Beam Cannon
  • Back Rocket Launcher
  • Chest Missile Launcher
  • Leg Missile Pod
  • Custom Spike Shield

System Features

  • "Demon Blade" AI System
The "Demon Blade" AI System is incorporated into the head of the Strike Custom. Created as part of a Cyber Newtype project under Kanesada Tsurugi, it is based on the EEG waves of Ittou Tsurugi, who showed indications of being a Newtype. It was developed for the purpose of awakening Newtypes. This system emits a dust-like, ultra-vibrating material which reproduces the secrets of Ittou's Iado sword technique.

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