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GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam

 

gat-x131

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GAT-X131
Code name: Calamity Gundam
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: 15 June C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.26 meters
Weight: max gross weight 81.48 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Phase (TP) armor
Fixed armaments: 2 x "Schlag" 125mm high-energy long-range beam cannon, mounted on backpack over shoulders; "Scylla" 580mm multi-phase energy cannon, mounted on chest
Optional fixed armaments: shield, mounts "Kaefer Zwei" 115mm dual ram cannon, mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: "Todesblock" 337mm plasma-sabot bazooka

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Despite the theft of four prototype Gundams by ZAFT, the Earth Alliance continues its research and constructs new units featuring advanced technologies. One such unit is the GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam, which is designed as a long-range artillery unit similar to the stolen GAT-X103 Buster Gundam. One of the new technologies implemented in the Calamity Gundam is Trans-Phase armor, which is an improved version of Phase Shift armor. Whereas Phase Shift armor utilizes a "power up" mode denoted by color and a "power down" mode denoted by gray, Trans-Phase armor is designed to only activate at the point of impact and thus preserve energy. This energy can then be used for power-consuming energy weapons. Also, to keep up with the abilities of Coordinators, pilot Orga Sabnak is an "Extended" who has been subjected to brainwashing and the use of performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs have severe side effects after wearing off.

 

As an artillery unit, the Calamity Gundam features a variety of weapons. Its main weapon is the twin "Schlag" 125mm beam cannons mounted on the backpack. Other armaments include a "Scylla" beam cannon in the chest, which is identical to the one used by the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam. The Calamity Gundam also uses a handheld "Todesblock" plasma bazooka, and its shield is equipped with a "Kaefer Zwei" ram cannon. Since the Calamity Gundam is designed for long range combat, it doesn't come equipped with any close range melee weapons. However, the Alliance does develop a close combat variant, the GAT-X133 Sword Calamity. The Calamity Gundam is first deployed in combat during the Earth Alliance's attack on the Orb Union. Following the defeat of Orb, the Calamity Gundam is taken to space and transferred to the battleship Dominion under the supervision of Blue Cosmos leader Muruta Azrael. The Calamity Gundam is destroyed near the war's end on September 26, C.E. 71, by Athrun Zala's ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Orga Sabnak
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending
Tomorrow
; Gundam SEED Battle Assault; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY (GBA); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Alliance VS ZAFT; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY: Alliance VS ZAFT II; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Cockpit
"Kaefer Zwei" 115mm dual ram cannon
"Todesblock" 337mm plasma-sabot bazooka

 

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