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TQ-19 Gun-Ru

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General and Technical Data

Model number: TQ-19
Code name: Gun-Ru
Unit type: mass production fourth generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Chinese Federation
Operator(s): Chinese Federation; Kingdom of Zilkhistan; United Federation of Nations/Order of the Black Knights
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 5.67 meters
Weight: combat weight 13.08 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x machine gun, mounted on main body; 2 x cannon, mounted on main body

Technical and Historical Notes

After the undeniable success of the Holy Britannia Empire’s Knightmare Frames, many nations began attempting to catch up with the superpower by developing their own Knightmares. The communist Chinese Federation’s primary Knightmare was the TQ-19 Gun-Ru, a design both similar to and yet highly different from Britannian models. Larger than its Britannian counterparts, the Gun-Ru’s body was dome-shaped, with smaller legs and manipulators that fold edinto the body, giving it an almost frog-like appearance. The Gun-Ru’s armament consisted of a pair of machine guns and a pair of cannons, mounted on the shoulders of the main unit. Though much weaker than Britannian Knightmares, the Gun-Ru was cheaper to produce, allowing the Chinese to rely upon the strength of numbers when using them. The Chinese Federation deployed many Gun-Rus during its attempt to take over Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. Initially, even Suzaku Kururugi and his Z-01 Lancelot were overwhelmed by the sheer number of Gun-Rus sent after him, but the surprise intervention of Black Knight leader Zero in the IFX-V301 Gawain turned the tables on the Chinese.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Hong Gu
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Code Geass Info


Director:
Goro Taniguchi

Writer(s):
Ichiro Okouchi
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Akira Yasuda
Kenji Teraoka
Junichi Akutsu
Eiji Nakata
Takumi Sakura

Character Designer(s):
CLAMP
Takahiro Kimura

Musical Composer(s):
Hitomi Kuroishi
Kotaro Nakagawa

Airdates:
Japan 10.05.2006 – 07.28.2007 (S1);
04.06.2008 – 09.28.2008 (S2)
U.S. 04.27.2008 – 10.26.2008 (S1);
11.02.2008 – 06.07.2009 (S2)

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