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VMS-15 Union Realdo

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VMS-15
Code name: Union Realdo
Unit type: mass production transformable general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Bell Factory
Operator(s): Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations; Katharon; civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.7 meters; head height 15.3 meters
Weight: max gross 60.0 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: defense rod, mounted on left arm; sonic blade, hand-carried in use; many x rocket, mounted in chest or shoulders
Optional hand armaments: linear rifle, mounts as nose in flight mode

Technical and Historical Notes

By 2307, the Union had started the process of replacing its aging mainstay mobile suit VMS-15 Union Realdo with the newer SVMS-01 Union Flag. The Realdo’s flight mode allowed the suit to transverse large distances at a high speed without geographical constraints. When used with an aircraft carrier, the suit could be deployed to different parts of the world easily. Such use of the machine was especially important for the United States, the core country of the Union, and the self-declared world police in their armed interventions. The upper and lower body of the machine could separate. The upper body could be set to detonate as the lower body (with the drum cockpit) flew away.

The Advanced European Union used the Realdo as a reference when designing the AEU-05/92 Hellion Initium. Despite being similar to the Hellion in design, the two machines should not be treated as the same due to differences in their performance and tactical doctrines. The performance of the suit’s flight mode was above that of fighter jets, but the transformation required part swapping in bases like the Hellion. The Realdo’s armaments included a linear rifle, sonic blade and defense rod, but it could also store rockets in its chest/shoulders. Realdos produced in Japan were equipped with the Japanese version of defense rod and linear rifle developed by local companies. Some parts of the suit were made from heat resistant materials.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Alejandro Corner, Holly, Far
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

Lineart

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Gundam 00 Info


Director:
Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Kunio Okawara
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Format:
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Airdates:
Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2009
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 09.21.2009

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018

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