CAT1-X3/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 3

General and Technical Data

Model number: CAT1-X3/3
Code name: Hyperion Gundam Unit 3
Unit type: prototype attack use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance (Eurasian Federation)
Operator(s): Earth Alliance (Eurasian Federation); civilians
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
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, 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 entered the battlefield following the ZAFT attack on the Heliopolis space colony. Soon after, the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam was briefly captured and held at the Eurasian Federation space fortress Artemis. Not wanting to be left behind, the Eurasian Federation launched its own mobile suit development program, which produced three prototype Hyperion Gundam units. Although visually similar to the Atlantic Federation’s mobile suits, the Hyperion Gundam’s systems and armaments differed. The Hyperion Gundam lacked the Atlantic Federation’s Phase Shift armor technology, but it compensated with the “Armure Lumiere” mono-phase lightwave shield system. Based on the Umbrella of Artemis, the “Armure Lumiere” could be used like a standard shield or as an all-encompassing 360-degree barrier to protect from enemy fire. The system allowed the pilot to fire weapons outward while protected from enemy attack, but it was a drain on the Hyperion Gundam’s battery. In addition, the shield could be configured as a spike-like beam weapon capable of penetrating other lightwave shields.

The Hyperion Gundam was also equipped with a pair of back-mounted “Forfanterie” beam cannons, as well as CIWS guns. Its armaments were rounded out by five “Romteknica” beam knives, one of which was mounted on the “Zastava Stigmate” beam submachine gun. Hyperion Gundam Unit 3 was assigned to Artemis under the command of Gerard Garcia. Unit 3 was heavily damaged in a battle with Serpent Tail mercenary Gai Murakumo’s MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L when Gai accidentally discovered that the anti-beam coating on his Tactical Arms blade allowed it to penetrate the “Armure Lumiere” lightwave barrier. Afterward, the Junk Guild acquired Unit 3 and repaired it, handing it over to Ivan Zamboise, who fought on behalf of those in Western Eurasia desiring freedom from the Earth Alliance.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Ivan Zamboise
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY B
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara





Tomohiro Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Junichi Akutsu
Kunio Okawara
Yoshihiko Machida
Mitsuo Morioka

1 volume

Novel Release:
Japan 12.xx.2002 – 10.xx.2004


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