Friday, October 29, 2021

[CUSTOM] HGTO 1/144 FA-78 Fusillade Armament Gundam "Thundershock"

Model Number: FA-78
Designation: EFSF Prototype Anti-Fortress Heavy Assault Mobile Suit

A familiar weapons loadout with a familiar colour scheme.
Inspired by the FA-78 Full Armour Gundam (Thunderbolt Ver.), the FA-78 Fusillade Armament Gundam "Thundershock" was an early trial variant of the Federal Suit Weapon System (FSWS) programme that sought to field high-powered mobile suits piloted by elites to shift the balance of power in favour of the Federation in any battlefield.

An early type RX-78-02 Gundam was designated for development, with all of its onboard weapons (wrist cannons, clavicle gatling cannon, clavicle multi-launcher, head vulcan cannons) retained for a myriad of tactical options to fulfil its new role. A heavy beam cannon and a medium missile pod mounted on a new armoured backpack gave the mobile suit extraordinarily lethal all-range firepower, and was regularly fielded against hardened targets such as capital ships and space fortresses.

Typically launched into battle with the Gundam's early type beam rifle for its rapid-fire capabilities and the 360mm hyper bazooka, the FA-78 performed admirably during combat tests, easily taking down or disabling multiple Musai-class cruisers before running out of ammunition. The mobile suit's built-in weapons also improved its survivability against enemy missiles and solid projectiles, while the suit's AI focused on deriving optimal firing solutions for its heavier weaponry. 

Kits used:
  • HGTO 1/144 RX-78-02 Gundam (The Origin)
  • Entry Grade 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam
  • HGBDR 1/144 Veetwo Weapons
  • HG 1/144 Customise Campaign 2016 Set H
  • 1/144 Customise Effects (Gunfire Image Ver.)

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