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The FF-X7-Bst Core Booster is a space and atmospheric fighter featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow and Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space compilation movies.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

In order to compensate for the Core Fighter's deficiency in heavy firepower, the FF-X7-Bst Core Booster was deployed by the Earth Federation as a high-speed space/atmospheric assault aircraft. The unit was basically a Core Fighter combined with a heavy-duty booster module, greatly improving its speed, firepower, armor, operational stamina. Armed with 2 powerful mega-particle cannons, 4 25mm Vulcan Guns, 2 four-round missile launchers and an impressive payload of bombs, the Core Booster could serve both as a high-altitude air superiority fighter and a tactical bomber. In space combat, the Core Booster served as a serious support unit of the mobile assault squadrons for Federation warships, most notably the Pegasus-class assault carrier White Base.

Armaments

  • 25mm Vulcan Gun
These 4 guns are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles, or hitting 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 Suit's if fired at point-blank range)and thus were not often used against larger, more heavily armored foes.
  • Missile Launcher
Mounted within the main body were a set of missile launchers. These rocket-propelled weapons were used for bombardment and to deal damage to heavily armored enemies.
  • Mega Particle Cannon
One of the most significant upgrades in the FF-X7-Bst Core Booster is the addition of a pair of mega particle cannons. The high output of the mega particle cannons makes them capable of penetrating thick mobile suit armor, a feat that the Vulcan guns are incapable of.
  • Bombs
As a support fighter the FF-X7 Core Booster carries a payload of bombs that can be used to break fortified positions.

History

During the One Year War, the Core Booster was originally created to increase the survival rate of mobile suit pilots by function as an escape system. Since the mass-produce GM was never installed with a core block system the production line was stopped. However, there were still mobile units using core block systems and the Earth Federation had to keep spare parts around. The Core Fighters were given a booster unit to increase its fire power, agility, and mobility. This way the Earth Federation can salvage their expenses by mass-producing them as Core Boosters. The Core Booster's performance surpassed even the FF-S3 Saber Fish which was the newest Fighter during that time. Since the Core Booster had an equivalent performance as the Gundam's power plant and weaponry similar to Gundam's beam rifle. The problem was the Core Boosters cost, however its construction and armaments were reevaluated. Then it was sent to the White Base for a test drive. In the end, the Earth Federation continued building the Core Booster units. They even settled using parts of the core fighter and switching to solid ammunition. The Jet Core Booster II and other projects would later be developed.

Variants

Picture Gallery

Gunpla

Action Figures

Notes & Trivia

  • The FF-X7-Bst Core Booster's appearance in the first and second compilation movies was because Yoshiyuki Tomino wanted to remove elements that made the series feel more like a Super Robot series than what he intended and the G-Fighter was one of those elements.

References


Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Mechanics

Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
RX-78-2 Gundam

Vehicles & Support Units
FF-X7-Bst Core Booster | Fly Manta | SCV-70 White Base
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapons, Workers & Armors
MAN-08 Elmeth | MS-06 Zaku II | MS-14A Gelgoog | MSN-02 Zeong

Vehicles & Support Units
ACA-01 Gaw | Gwazine-class | Musai-class


Gundam Evolve Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans/Londo Bell
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79 GM | RGM-89 Jegan | RMS-179 GM II | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-117 Galbaldy β | RX-77-2 Guncannon | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-93 ν Gundam
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball
Mobile Ship
QRX-006 Geminus

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X7 Core Fighter | FF-X7-Bst Core Booster | G-Armor | G-Bull
Transporter / Supply Ship
Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class | SCV-70 White Base
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki | MSZ-006-3A Zeta Gundam 3A Type | MSZ-006-3B Zeta Gundam 3B Type | MSZ-006-P2/3C Zeta Gundam P2/3C Type | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-179 GM II | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FXA-00 Flying Armor
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Argama-class
Principality of Zeon/Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II | AMX-014 Döven Wolf | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-07B Gouf | MS-09B Dom | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-07S Z'Gok Commander Type | MSN-02 Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | MA-08 Big Zam | MAN-03 Braw Bro | MAN-08 Elmeth | NZ-333 α Azieru

Land Vehicle
HT-01B Magella Attack
Aircraft
Gattle
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Dolos-class | Musai-class
Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen"
Other
RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Neo Japan
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Fighter
GF13-017NJII God Gundam | JMF1336R Rising Gundam
G Team
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero
White Fang
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Doll
WF-02MD Virgo II
Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1 | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | ZGMF-600 GuAIZ

Aircraft
Agile
Junk Guild
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam
Civilans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam | MSZ-010S ZZ-GR

Supply Ship
Jupitris-class

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