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The MSJ-04 Fanton (aka Fanton, Fantong) is the predecessor of the MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type, and also serves as the basis for the MSER-04 Anf. Appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam 00P.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A mass production mobile suit manufactured and used by the Human Reform League (HRL) in the 2290s, the Fanton serves as the faction’s main machine during the 5th Solar Power War.[1][2][3] Unlike its successor, the Tieren Ground Type and its variants, the Fanton is only for ground combat and has no space use version.[4] The Fanton’s basic concept is identical to that of the Tieren; the design philosophy behind HRL’s mobile suit is based on further evolution of the battle tanks, and features high defensive as well as overwhelming offensive power.[5][6]

The biggest characteristic that set the Fanton apart from the mobile suits used by the Union and the AEU is that it weighs more than twice that of the latter.[6] This is a result of pursuing one of the advantages of a mobile suit, wherein the machine’s large size allows for the equipping of heavy armor, to the limits.[6] Consequently, the Fanton is impervious to and cannot be destroyed by conventional weaponry such as tanks or fighter jets.[6] However, the heavy armor greatly cuts the suit’s mobility, and this is the Fanton’s main flaw.[6]

The large ducts on the suit’s back and the protruding exhaust pipe on top of the head are characteristics of fossil fuel powered mobile suit.[1] The Fanton’s engine uses the fossil fuel to generate electricity, which then powers most of the suit’s system.[1][4][7] However, some parts like the waist are powered directly by fossil fuel engine.[1] The suit is armed with a smoothbore cannon under the neck as the height provides certain offensive advantages, a carbon spear to remedy the suit’s lack of mobility, and a shield that can be used for both defense and offense.[5][6]

After the introduction of the battery-powered Tieren series during the late stages of the Solar Energy Wars, and with the HRL moving away from fossil fuel, the Fanton is retired from the frontlines.[3][4][8] However, the suit’s production continued with its design modified into the MSER-04 Anf, which has different and simplified armor and weapons, and is meant for export and rental to third parties.[2][3][7]

Armaments

  • 155mm x 50 caliber Smoothbore Gun
Mounted on the Fanton’s neck, below the suit's cockpit, this magazine-fed smoothbore gun is the suit’s main weapon.[5][9] The gun’s high mounting point improves its anti-ground attack capabilities, as well as its effective range and attack radius.[6] Although it has high attack capabilities, it can be quite inconvenient to use.[9] The gun has various types of ammunitions available for selection to meet operational needs.[5] The suit can carry two spare magazines for the gun on each side skirt armor.[5]
  • Carbon Spear
A handheld close combat weapon with a long reach and wide attack radius.[5] It is meant to remedy the suit’s lack of mobility and is made of E-Carbon.[3][5][6] Due to its shape, the carbon spear is very suitable for stabbing attacks and the likes.[9]
  • Shield
Mounted on the left forearm, it is the suit’s main defensive armament.[5] Can also be used as a hand-to-hand combat weapon.[6]

History

Deployment

The Fanton is Human Reform League's main ground mobile suit in the Solar Power War that occured during the construction of the Orbital Elevator.[5] It is well known for its heavy armor that made it almost indestructible to the conventional weaponry used by the enemies, which included terrorists and middle eastern countries.[6]

Gundam 00P File No.06: Ground Battle

Four Fantons were guarding the remains of a town close to the Orbital Elevator that was attacked by terrorists. Celestial Being's Gundam Meister 874 was ordered to destroy them using the GNY-001 Gundam Astraea. The Gundam's beam weaponry easily penetrated the Fantons' heavy armor, and the four units were defeated in 36 seconds. Due to the GN Particles' ability to jam communications, the Fantons could not call for reinforcements. To remove any evidence of the Fantons being destroyed by beam weaponry, explosives were used to obliterated their remains.

Retired

After the adoption of the Tieren seres as the Human Reform League's main mobile suit, the Fanton was retired from the frontlines. Its design was then modified and put into production as the MSER-04 Anf which was sold to third parties.

Variants

Picture Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • Some sources, such as the Gundam 00 Official Site, spells the suit's name as 'Fantong'.
  • Fanton's Chinese name, "法统式", can be interpreted to mean 'rule by law'.
  • Unfortunately, the pronunciation of the machine's English name is close to a derogatory Chinese term, "饭桶" that means loser, or useless person.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gundam 00 Official Profile
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gundam 00P Official Website Mechanic Page
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gundam Perfect File Vol.12 – Anf Mechanic File
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 NG 1/100 Tieren Model Kit Manual
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Gundam 00P Mechanic File 004-1 Fanton
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Mobile Suit Gundam 00P Celestial Being [Krung Thep] Development Report – Fanton
  7. 7.0 7.1 ‘Dengeki Data Collection - Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Sidestory' Book
  8. Gundam 00N Chapter 6
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 ‘Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Archive' Book

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