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CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1

 

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X ASTRAY version

Gundam Evolve version

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CAT-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: CAT1-X1/3
Code name: Hyperion Gundam Unit 1
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 (original design, later upgraded through addition of Neutron Jammer Canceler)
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Neutron Jammer Canceler (later modification)
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, powered by cable connected to mobile suit (later modification), 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, powered by cable connected to mobile suit (later modification)

 

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 sub-machine gun.

 

Hyperion Gundam Unit 1, assigned to Canard Pars, first sees action in late C.E. 71. As a special operative for the Eurasian Federation, Canard is obsessed with defeating Three Ships Alliance pilot Kira Yamato so that he can become the Ultimate Coordinator. Along the way, Canard crosses paths with Serpent Tail mercenary Gai Murakumo and Junk Guild pilot Lowe Guele, who are both involved with a mission to deliver the YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam to Earth. Canard engages Dreadnought Gundam pilot Prayer Reverie in battle, which results in heavy damage for the Hyperion Gundam. After escaping detention at Artemis, Canard fights CAT1-X2/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 2, piloted by Balsam Arendo. After penetrating Balsam's lightwave barrier, Canard kills him and cannibalizes Unit 2's parts to repair Unit 1. Afterward, Canard attacks the Atlantic Federation's lunar base to steal a Neutron Jammer Canceler. Now equipped with nearly unlimited nuclear energy, Canard has a final showdown with Prayer outside an abandoned space colony at Lagrange point 4. The damage caused to the Hyperion Gundam causes the Neutron Jammer Canceler to overload and explode, but Canard is rescued by Prayer. After the Bloody Valentine War, Canard briefly joins the Junk Guild and pilots the modified YMF-X000A/H Dreadnought H.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Canard Pars
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X ASTRAY; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (X ASTRAY version)

 

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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