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AEU-05 AEU Hellion Capture Equipment Type

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General and Technical Data

Model number: AEU-05
Code name: AEU Hellion Capture Equipment Type
Unit type: custom Gundam capture equipment mobile suit
Manufacturer: AEU (Advanced European Union)
Operator: AEU
Rollout: AD 2308
First deployment: AD 2308
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.4 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x electromagnetic shield, can attach to hips and shoulders
Optional hand armaments: linear rifle, mounts as nose in flight mode

Technical and Historical Notes

The AEU-05 AEU Hellion Capture Equipment Type was a special Hellion variant designed to capture Celestial Being’s Gundams. To accomplish this, it was equipped with a pair of electromagnetic shields. The shields were attached to the suit’s hips via movable joints and during flight, the shields were also attached to the attachment points on the shoulder. The suit’s main thrusters were enlarged due to the large shields. As the size of the shields reduced the suit’s mobility, its flight capability had become simply a means of movement. In 2308, the three superpowers set a trap for the Gundams in the Taklimakan Desert. Four of these variants were deployed together to surround and capture the GN-005 Gundam Virtue in the force field produced by the shields. Although initially successful, the tide turned on the superpowers after the unexpected arrival of Celestial Being’s Gundam Throne mobile suits.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

Lineart

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Gundam 00 Info


Director:
Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Kunio Okawara
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Format:
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Airdates:
Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2009
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 09.21.2009

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018

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