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CAT1-X3/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 3

Unit Type

Prototype Mobile Suit


Photo Novel


Model Number
  • CAT1-X3/3
Developed from
Developed into
First Seen
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 16.9 meters
    55.446 ft
    665.354 in
Standard Weight
  • 54.7 metric tons
  • Ultracompact Energy Battery
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot Only, cockpit in torso
  • 2 x Multi-barrel CIWS
  • 5 x RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knife
  • 2 x "Forfanterie" beam cannon
Special Equipments and Features
Optional Equipment
  • RFW-99 "Zastava Stigmate" beam sub-machine gun
    • RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knife

CAT1-X3/3 Hyperion Unit 3 is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray B. It is first used by Eurasia Federation and then later a repaired version is used by the "Hero of Eurasia",Ivan Zamboise

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Hyperion series features a wide variety of armament, which come in form of CIWS guns, beam knives, beam cannons and a beam sub-machine gun. Additionally, the suit mounts the Lightwave Barrier shield system, granting it incredible defense capabilities. After the battle with Gai, the damaged MS is salvaged by an unknown organisation and given to Ivan Zamboise. This repaired version seems to have additional batteries as it can deploy the 360° "Armure Lumiere" barrier for more than 5 minutes [1].


Like most other mobile suits, the Hyperion series features two head mounted multi-barrel CIWS guns to shoot down incoming missiles or enemies at close range. These guns are the only shell-firing weapons on the suit.
  • RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" Beam Knifes
For close combat, the Hyperion features five RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" beam knives. One is stored on each limb, and one mounted as a bayonet on the sub-machine gun. These knives were powered by their own independent batteries and thus drew no power from the suits' batteries. This also made the beam knives usable as throwing weapons.
  • "Forfanterie" Beam Cannon
The strongest weapons of the Hyperion are two "Forfanterie" beam cannons, which are mounted on the backpack of the suit. These cannons are folded over the shoulders when in use.
  • RFW-99 "Zastava Stigmate" Beam Sub-machine Gun
For additional ranged combat, the suit is armed with a "Zastava Stigmate" beam sub-machine gun. The beam sub-machine gun's battery was stored in a "clip" which could be quickly and easily be replaced, and while its shots were weaker than those of standard beam rifles, its rate of fire was much greater. The machine gun also mounted one of the beam knives.
  • RBW Type 7001 "Romteknica" Beam Knifes
After modifications, a beam knife can be attached to the beam sub-machine gun and be used as a bayonet to attack enemies in close combat.
  • "Armure Lumiere" Mono-phase Lightwave Shield
The main feature of the Hyperion series is the "Armure Lumiere" mono-phase lightwave shield system. This system consists of 7 emitters, one on each arm and 5 on the backpack. The arm-mounted emitters can generate triangular beam shields, and the backpack-mounted units can project an energy globe similar to the "Umbrella of Artemis" that completely surrounds the mobile suit, protecting it from any attacks. However, this barrier completely drains the suit's batteries in approximately 5 minutes. The repaired Unit 3 overcomes this limitation by using additional batteries. Hyperion itself can attack through this barrier, including throw a beam knife. The shield system can also be used to form a massive beam spike, which is even able to stab through another lightwave barrier.


In mid CE 71, the Earth Alliance's Eurasian Federation created three of its own advanced prototype mobile suits based on the defense conglomerate Actaeon Industries armed prototype mobile suit Gel Finieto, separate from the EA's GAT-X series. These were the CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Unit 1, CAT1-X2/3 Hyperion Unit 2, and CAT1-X3/3 Hyperion Unit 3. The three units were identical, except for their coloration. The Federation later created a limited production variant of the Hyperion Series, called the CAT1-XG Hyperion G.

Hyperion Unit 3 was severely damaged near Artemis by MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame Second L pilot Gai Murakumo, who had used his Tactical Arms sword to penetrate the "Armure Lumiere" beam shield and fired at it from within the shield. It was later repaired by an unknown organisation and handed over to Ivan Zamboise, who was then manipulated into using it to fight on behalf of those in Western Eurasia who want freedom from the Alliance. Ivan's fortunes took a turn for the worse when his mysterious backer suddenly disappeared and he challenged Elijah in order to regain his lost fame. The repaired Unit 3 was defeated when Elijah used the anti-beam coated blade on the head of his customised ZAKU to penetrate the beam barrier and Ivan was accidentally killed during the attack [1].

Notes & Trivia

  • The submachinegun "Zavasta Stigmate" quite possibly derives its name from the Serbian corporation Zavasta, which manufactures weapons among other things.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Seed Destiny Astray Novel Chapter 5

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