The FA-100S Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai was a prototype heavy armour assault mobile suit developed by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG. The “FA” in the model code indicated that it was a full armour mobile suit. The “100” in the model code was to reflect its name, which meant Hundredth Type, and the “S” meant it was a upgraded version. The Hyaku-Shiki was named with hope for the next century of mobile suits.
The AEUG engaged Anaheim Electronics to embark on Project Zeta to develop their next generation mobile suits during the Gryps Conflict. The goal of the project was to produce transformable mobile suit MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. The MSN-001 Delta Gundam was an early proposal rejected as it could not fit the transformation system. Instead of discarding the good design, Anaheim engineers revised it to create the MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki.
The MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai was an revised version of the Hyaku-Shiki with greater performance than its predecessor. The FA-100s Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai was a full armour variant of the Hyaku-Shiki Kai. It had heavier armour and great fire-power.
Cliff Fleming piloted the Full Amour Hyaku-Shiki Kai. He deployed against the MRX-011 Mass Production Type Psycho Gundam piloted by Enlight near the lunar industrial city Epsilon on November 20, UC 0027.
The FA-100S Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai had heavier armour and fire-power compared to the MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai. This came by sacrificing mobility and manoeuvrability.
It used a bright, reflective gold paint coating that made it a distinct target in battle. However, actual data indicated that the gold paint had only slightly better anti-beam properties compared to other anti-beam coating. The Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai had a pair of reflector panels on its chest. These were used to deflect enemy beam attacks.
Rocket thrusters with a combined output of 113,000 kg provided main propulsion for the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai, significantly more than the 78,500 kg in the Hyaku-Shiki Kai. However, the additional thrust was unable to compensate for the weight of the armour and weaponry. Twelve sets of vernier thruster and apogee motors provided fine adjustments.
The Hyaku-Shiki Kai had a standard panoramic cockpit with linear seat in its torso. It used an Image Directive Encode System that included a visor sensor and dual sensors on the back. The system enhanced its sensor capability. It used a newer generation of sensors that provided greater sensor range than its predecessors.
The FA-100s Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s standard weapons were beam sabres for melee combat and beam rifle for ranged attack. It also had missile pods and pulse laser guns for ranged attack. It could optionally equip a mega particle cannon for increased fire-power.
60 mm vulcan guns
A pair of fire-linked 60 mm gatling vulcan guns were mounted on either sides of the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s head.
Each vulcan gun was loaded with 400 rounds of ammunition and fired at a rate of 1,600 rounds per minute. It was used primarily against light-armoured support units. Sustained fire from the guns could damage mobile suits and were often used in close distance combat.
The Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai had a pair of beam sabres for close combat. These had output rated at 0.4 megawatts each.
The beam sabres used an I-field to contain Minovsky particles within the shape of a blade. The beam sabres could cut through almost any material. Minovsky particles were channelled into the sabres through an energy capacitor (E-cap) attached to their hilts. The E-cap recharged with Minvosky particles from the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s reactor when the sabres were stored in the recharge racks in the rear waist armour of the mobile suit.
The BR-M-87 beam rifle was the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s primary weapon. The beam rifle had a power output rating of 2.8 megawatts.
The beam rifle drew its rounds from energy capacitors (E-caps), clips of charged Minovsky particles. Minovksy particles broke down matter at a molecular level, allowing the beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a mobile suit.
It had a retractable hook to store it on the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s backpack when not in use.
The Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai had four missile pods, one on each side of the waist and one on each leg. These fired missiles that intercepted enemy missiles or functioned as a distraction.
Pulse laser guns
There was a pair of pulse laser guns mounted on the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s backpack. These fired concentrated energy bolts that were weaker than beam bolts but still dealt considerable damage to mobile suits.
Mega particle cannon
A mega particle cannon was mounted in the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai’s chest. This drew power directly from the mobile suit’s powerful reactors.
The Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai could optionally equip explosive bolts. These were detonated upon impact or on timer, and were used to deal splash damage, especially against a group of enemies.
Long mega buster
The long mega buster was a powerful mega particle cannon. It was an optional armament for the Full Armour Hyaku-Shiki Kai.
The long mega buster drew its rounds from energy capacitors (E-caps), clips of charged Minovsky particles. Minovksy particles broke down matter at a molecular level, allowing the mega beam rifle bolts to penetrate even the thickest armour. This meant that a single shot could destroy a battleship.
Behind the scenes
Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.