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CAT1-X2/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 2

 

cat1-x2-3

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: CAT1-X2/3
Code name: Hyperion Gundam Unit 2
Unit type: prototype attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance (Eurasian Federation)
Operator: Earth Alliance (Eurasian Federation)
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions:
head height 16.9 meters
Weight: max gross weight 54.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x multi-barrel CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; "Armure Lumiere" mono-phase lightwave shield, can be used as arm-mounted shield or 360 degree barrier, also doubles as beam saber; 5 x RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knife, mounted on main body and RFW-99 "Zastava Stigmate" beam sub-machine gun, hand-carried in use; 2 x "Forfanterie" beam cannon, mounted on backpack, positioned over shoulders in use
Optional hand armaments: RFW-99 "Zastava Stigmate" beam submachine gun, mounts RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knife

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In January C.E. 71, the Atlantic Federation's first line of mobile suits enter the battlefield following the ZAFT attack on the Heliopolis space colony. Soon after, the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam is briefly captured and held at the Eurasian Federation space fortress Artemis. Not wanting to be left behind, the Eurasian Federation launches its own mobile suit development program, which produces three prototype Hyperion Gundam units. Although visually similar to the Atlantic Federation's mobile suits, the Hyperion Gundam's systems and armaments differ. The Hyperion Gundam lacks the Atlantic Federation's Phase Shift armor technology, but it compensates with the "Armure Lumiere" mono-phase lightwave shield system. Based on the Umbrella of Artemis, the "Armure Lumiere" can be used like a standard shield or as an all-encompassing 360 degree barrier to protect from enemy fire. The system allows the pilot to fire weapons outward while protected from enemy attack, but it is a drain on the Hyperion Gundam's battery. In addition, the shield can be configured as a spike-like beam weapon capable of penetrating other lightwave shields. The Hyperion Gundam is also equipped with a pair of back-mounted "Forfanterie" beam cannons, as well as CIWS guns. Its armaments are rounded out by five "Romteknica" beam knives, one of which is mounted on the "Zastava Stigmate" beam submachine gun. Hyperion Gundam Unit 2, piloted by Balsam Arendo, is assigned to space fortress Artemis under the command of Gerard Garcia. When the Eurasian Federation dissolves Artemis' special forces unit, Garcia orders the arrest of operative Canard Pars. However, Canard escapes aboard the battleship Ortygia, and Garcia sends Balsam out in pursuit. Although Canard's CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1 is heavily damaged, he penetrates Balsam's lightwave barrier and kills him. Canard then cannibalizes Unit 2 to repair Unit 1, allowing him to return to the battlefield at full strength.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Balsam Arendo
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X ASTRAY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

"Armure Lumiere" mono-phase lightwave shield
"Armure Lumiere" mono-phase lightwave shield in barrier configuration
"Armure Lumiere" beam saber
"Forfanterie" beam cannons
RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knife
RFW-99 "Zastava Stigmate" beam submachine gun

 

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