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GF13-003NEL John Bull Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GF13-003NEL
Code name: John Bull Gundam
Unit type:
 mobile fighter
Nationality: Neo England
First deployment: FC 60
Accommodation: pilot only, in 360 degree cockpit using Mobile Trace System and Core Lander
Dimensions: head height: 16.4 meters
Weight: empty 7.3 metric tons; max gross 14.8 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy super ceramic composite; rare metal hybrid multilayered materials
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Ability points: power: 16.18; speed: 24.30; offense: 19.16; defense: 16.45; search: 28.19; adaptability: 15.97; total: 120.25
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on torso
Optional hand armaments: long beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Neo England’s GF13-003NEL John Bull Gundam was a suit built for a champion. Gentle Chapman consecutively won the 9th through 11th Gundam Fights, which gave Neo England control over the United Colonies Federation from FC 40 through FC 56. Chapman’s three-time winning streak ended when he was defeated in FC 56 during the 12th Gundam Fight by Master Asia. While the John Bull Gundam was equipped with the standard complement of head vulcans and machine cannons, it was designed to take full advantage of Chapman’s sharpshooting skills to bring him back on the path to victory. Its main weapon was a powerful long beam rifle that Chapman could use to accurately snipe his enemy from a distance.

Despite his skills and his previous victories, Chapman’s body took a beating from his many battles, and as a result he became addicted to stimulants to keep him in focus. His wife Manon decided to secretly help him by cheating during Gundam Fights. She set up an elaborate system of fog machines and used remote-controlled NET6-MS Cushing mobile suits to wear down enemies so that Chapman could finish them off. Neo France’s George de Sand was defeated in such a manner, and he warned Neo Japan’s Domon Kasshu of the danger. During a battle with Chapman, Domon’s GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam nearly fell victim to the same tactics, but Domon was assisted by George and able to defeat Chapman. Despite being disqualified by losing his Gundam’s head, Chapman was later allowed to enter the Gundam Fight Finals with another disqualified Fighter, Neo Italy’s Michelo Chariot. By this time Chapman had become a mindless minion of the JDG-00X Devil Gundam, and his John Bull Gundam could transform into the enormous Grand Gundam, which became a menace to both Domon and George.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Gentle Chapman
First appearance: Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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Director:

Yasuhiro Imagawa

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ken Oketani
Hiroaki Kitajima
Ryota Yamaguchi
Fumihiko Shimo

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

Airdates:
Japan 04.22.1994 – 03.31.1995
U.S. 08.05.2002 – 10.16.2002

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