Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Ball Type F has strengthened armor as well as a booster pack with propellant tanks on its rear. In order to reduce the high attrition rate of Ball units participating in combat, Federation leaders requested the development of a reinforced armor type. Also referred to as the Armor Type Ball, armor plates were added throughout the unit, including the cockpit. Improved performance was achieved through a rear booster pack equipped with additional thrusters and propellant tanks.
- 180mm Recoilless Cannon
By taking advantage of the efficiency of Ball production lines as well as ease of servicing, the Ball Type F performed as expected in combat and earned a good reputation from pilots.