GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam


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; TP (Trans-Phase) 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 hand armaments: “Todesblock” 337mm plasma-sabot bazooka; shield, features “Kaefer Zwei” 115mm dual ram cannon, mounted on left forearm

Despite the theft of four prototype Gundams by ZAFT, the Earth Alliance continued its research and constructed new units featuring advanced technologies. One such unit was the GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam, which was 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 was Trans-Phase armor, an improved version of Phase Shift armor. Whereas Phase Shift armor utilized a “power up” mode denoted by color and a “power down” mode denoted by gray, Trans-Phase armor was designed to only activate at the point of impact and thus preserve energy. This energy could then be used for power-consuming energy weapons. As an artillery unit, the Calamity Gundam featured a variety of weapons. Its main weapon was the twin “Schlag” 125mm beam cannons mounted on the backpack. Other armaments included a “Scylla” beam cannon in the chest, which was identical to the one used by the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam. The Calamity Gundam also used a handheld “Todesblock” plasma bazooka, and its shield was equipped with a “Kaefer Zwei” ram cannon. Since the Calamity Gundam was designed for long-range combat, it didn’t come equipped with any close-range melee weapons.

To keep up with the abilities of Coordinators, pilot Orga Sabnak was an Extended who had been subjected to brainwashing and the use of performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs had severe side effects after wearing off. The Calamity Gundam was first deployed in combat during the Earth Alliance’s attack on the Orb Union. Following the defeat of Orb, the Calamity Gundam was taken to space and transferred to the battleship Dominion under the supervision of Blue Cosmos leader Multa Azrael. The Calamity Gundam was destroyed near the war’s end on September 26, C.E. 71, by Athrun Zala’s ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam. The Alliance also developed a close combat variant, the GAT-X133 Sword Calamity

Pilot: Orga Sabnak
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara






Rear view


Shield & “Kaefer Zwei” 115mm dual ram cannon


“Todesblock” 337mm plasma-sabot bazooka



Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

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

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005


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