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XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XXXG-01S
Code name: Shenlong Gundam
Unit type: close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Master O (with assistance from Long clan)
Operator: Gundam Pilots
Rollout: AC 194
First deployment: AC 194 (completed version deployed on 7 April AC 195)
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.4 meters
Weight: empty 7.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 160; weapons: 110; speed: 130; power: 140; armor: 120
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; dragon fang, mounted on right arm, mounts 2 x flamethrower; beam glaive, stored in recharge rack on backpack, hand-carried in use; shenlong shield, optional throwing weapon, mounted on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

When the five scientists who designed the XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero in AC 180 went their separate ways, each of them took copies of the plans for their original Gundam design. Master O, who went into hiding in the L5 colonies, designed and built his own Gundam based on their original plans. With the support and blessing of the powerful Long clan, Master O built the XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam in anticipation of Operation Meteor. However, the Shenlong’s intended pilot, Mei Lan Long, was killed during an encounter with UESA and OZ forces in AC 194. Her betrothed, Chang Wufei, took her place as the Shenlong’s pilot. Not wanting to use the Gundam as a tool for genocide, Wufei refused to take part in Operation Meteor’s planned colony drop, instead taking his Gundam (named “Nataku” after Mei Lan’s nickname in her memory) to Earth to fight OZ’s forces directly in a bid for revenge.

Constructed with nearly indestructible Gundanium alloy, “Gundam 05” (as it was codenamed by OZ’s forces) was armed with the standard head vulcan guns, but being a mobile suit for close combat, it carried a beam glaive as a primary weapon. “Shen long” was Chinese for “god dragon,” and the Shenlong Gundam lived up to its name, as its other main weapon was its dragon fang, composed of the flexibly long right arm and a dragon head claw. The dragon fang arm worked effectively both as a grappling and a striking weapon, and it also mounted a pair of flamethrowers, giving the dragon a little more “bite.” The Shenlong also carried a shenlong shield that doubled as a good throwing weapon. With the same deadly ferocity as his own martial arts skills, Wufei used his Nataku as his sword of justice against OZ. Wufei’s one-man war against OZ was interrupted when he and the damaged Shenlong were captured. However, Master O and his colleagues later secretly upgraded it into the XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Wufei Chang
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Gundam Wing version), Junya Ishigaki (Episode Zero version), Hajime Katoki (Glory of the Losers version)

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Director(s):

Masashi Ikeda
Shinji Takamatsu

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Akemi Omode
Toshifumi Kawase
Masashi Ikeda
Katsuhiko Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Shukou Murase

Musical Composer:
Ko Otani

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1995 – 03.29.1996
U.S. 03.06.2000 – 05.11.2000

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