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XT-404 Shen-Hu

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XT-404
Code name: Shen-Hu
Unit type: prototype experimental knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Militarized Zone of India
Operator(s): Chinese Federation; Order of the Black Knights/United Federation of Nations
First deployment: a.t.b. 2018
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 4.53 meters
Weight: combat weight 9.33 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: energy filler, replaceable electrical cartridge, uses Yggdrasil drive superconductor transfer system, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; rollerblade-type landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; air glide wing system, enables atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: 2 x slash harken, retractable, variable electric shock charge, mounted in forearms; knife, retractable blade, stored in left shoulder; “Tian-e Ba Wang” baryon cannon, mounted in chest
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

At the same time they were making the Type-02 Guren Mk-II, Rakshata Chawla and her team of engineers created another powerful knightmare frame, the XT-404 Shen-Hu (Chinese for “god-tiger”). The Shen-Hu’s main weapon was a baryon cannon mounted in the chest, which boasted power output equal to the Type-02/F1A Guren Flight‘s ranged radiation wave beam. Another interesting feature was its forearm-mounted slash harkens; unlike normal harkens, these could be electrified for extra damage, and the forearms could be spun rapidly, generating a helicopter-like lashing effect. Despite its incredible performance, the Shen-Hu was deemed a failure and mothballed because it was created to be too high-spec, resulting in a machine that no normal person could pilot. However, some time after Rakshata left for Area 11, the Maharajah of India sold the Shen-Hu to the eunuch generals who led the Chinese Federation. One year later, faced with a losing battle against the Black Knights, the eunuchs gave rebel soldier and royalist Li Xingke a chance to redeem himself by using the Shen-Hu to battle Zero’s forces.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Li Xingke
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Lineart
xt-404-head
Head
xt-404-landspinner
Landspinner
xt-404-sword
Retractable blade
xt-404-baryoncannon
"Tian-e Ba Wang" baryon cannon
xt-404-baryoncannon-trigger
"Tian-e Ba Wang" baryon cannon trigger
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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