Re: [gundam] Silhouette Formula 91


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Sat, 20 Mar 1999 12:50:24 -0800


>okay I just want to make sure I have this straight. SF91 takes places in
>UC0123, shortly after (during? I haven't read the comic so....) Gundam F91.
>I'm curious about the origin of the designs in the "series" though.
>
>The RXF-91 and 91Kai are descended from the F91 Gundam, right? Prototype
>general use mobile suit designs, I think.

Basically, yes. See the MS Development Chart in the Official Handbook
for Silhouette Formula which comes with the Neo Gundam kits.

>Then the Cluster Gundam, the F90IIIY is actually descended not from the F91
>Gundam, but rather from the F90 Gundam? It skipped a generation?

This was not in the chart mentioned above, but why would the F90 III be a
descendant of the F91 instead of the F90 II?

>Then there's the Neo Gundam (RX-99 I think), where the heck did that come
>from? The only thing I could think of is that it was derived from the Nu
>Gundam (RX-93) and that its a prototype Newtype use mobile suit.

It was one of AE's two new designs derived from the RXF-91 (the other one
being RXF-91 Kai) and was developed in UC 0130.

>The G-Cannon suit is obviously in the line of Guncannons, this one being an
>altered F71 from Gundam F91. (Hence the F71B).

Yeap.

>The XM-07G, "Vigna Zirah" looks to be a modified XM-07 Vigna Ghina, and I'll
>take a wild guess and say that's correct simply because of the serial
>numbers - I would also think that they're related to the XM-06 design, yes?

According to the Development Chart, the XM-07 series (A & G) were jointly
developed and are direct descendants of the XM-05B. The XM-06 is an
independently developed recon MS, like the XM-03, and does not fall into
any place on the development tree.

>Now finally, the RGM-111 "Hardy Gun II" - my favorite design from the
>series.

I don't know where you got the II, Bandai simply called it Hardygun.

>It looks like a modified RGM-109 from Gundam F91 (the large cannon
>and slightly different armoring) and I think can be traced back to even the
>RGM-89 from Char's Counterattack... they look similar. And even then, it
>looks like it goes back as far as the original GM design from Gundam 0080 or
>0079. (By the way, I think the Uber-GM in 0083 was AWESOME... it's a shame
>it got blown up real good.) So this guy with the over-the shoulder energy
>cannon or whatever in SF91, that's actually a GM series? Geez, who'da
>thought?

MS reference code itself - the "GM" part of the RGM. As for the development
genealogy, you are right on the money. Do you have the chart?

Eddie

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