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GAT-X1022 Blu Duel Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-X1022
Code name: Blu Duel Gundam
Unit type: prototype close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Actaeon Industries
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.89 meters
Weight: max gross weight 84.24 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Phase Shift (PS) armor
Fixed armaments: 2 x M2M5 “Todesschrecken” 12.5mm automatic CIWS, mounted in head; 3 x Mk315 “Stiletto” rocket-propelled anti-armor penetrator, stored in shoulders, hand-carried in use; 2 x M7G2 retractable beam gun, mounted on forearms, hand-carried in use; 2 x ES05A beam saber, mounted on legs, hand-carried in use; shield, mounts M443 “Scorpion” mobile railgun, mounted on right arm
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

In early C.E. 71, the Earth Alliance’s prototype GAT-X102 Duel Gundam was stolen by ZAFT at the Orb Union’s space colony Heliopolis. ZAFT later upgraded the Duel Gundam with an “Assault Shroud” of supplemental armor and armaments. The Earth Alliance applied similar enhancements to suits based off the Duel Gundam, such as the GAT-01D Long Dagger and GAT-01D1 Duel Dagger. After the Bloody Valentine War, Actaeon Industries upgraded a Duel Gundam to the GAT-X1022 Blu Duel Gundam. Unlike the original Duel Gundam’s “Assault Shroud,” the Blu Duel’s outer armor was fully integrated into the body and protected by Phase Shift armor. The Blu Duel featured an expanded set of armaments, including a pair of CIWS guns, beam sabers, anti-armor penetrators, retractable beam guns and a railgun. The Blu Duel served as the personal unit of Mudie Holcroft, a member of the Alliance’s secret Phantom Pain unit. In late C.E. 73, Mudie’s unit was assigned to protect Phantom Pain’s land carrier Bonaparte, as well as the massive GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam. The Bonaparte came under attack from ZAFT forces, and Mudie was killed by several TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hounds.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Mudie Holcroft
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 STARGAZER
Original mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu

Lineart

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STARGAZER Info


Director:
Susumu Nishizawa

Writer(s):
Susumu Nishizawa
Shigeru Morita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kenki Fujioka
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Kenichi Ohnuki

Musical Composer:
Megumi Ohashi

Internet Release:
Japan 07.14.2006 – 09.29.2006

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