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The ZGMF-515 CGUE is a mobile suit introduced in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Known pilots included Rau Le Creuset and Xist Elwes.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Developed by the Heinlein Design Bureau, the same military design bureau responsible for the ZGMF-1017 GINN, the CGUE was intended to be a successor for the GINN that specializes in space combat while retaining the ability to function on Earth.[1][2] As such, while much of its structure was similar to the GINN, its thrusters and weapons all received a major overhaul.[1] Compared to its predecessor, its thruster nozzles and heat vents were enlarged, improving its mobility and maneuverability. Its weapons consisted of improved models of the assault machine gun and heavy blade used by the GINN, as well as a new shield with a built-in Vulcan cannon, which was mounted on the left arm hardpoint.[1][3]

Despite having performance that surpassed the GINN's, the CGUE never reached the mass production stage.[1][3] This was because the CGUE was deemed insufficient to be ZAFT's new mainstay mobile suit following the capture of the Earth Alliance's G Weapons, prototype mobile suits equipped with Phase Shift Armor and beam weaponry.[4] This led to ZAFT's decision to prioritize the development and mass production of the newer, beam weaponry equipped ZGMF-600 GuAIZ over the CGUE.[1] The few CGUEs that were produced were assigned to commanders like Rau Le Creuset.[1][3]

Armaments

  • MA-M4A Heavy Blade
An improved version of GINN's heavy blade and the standard close-range armament of the GGUE. When not in use, it is typically mounted on the left wing's outer side.
  • M7070 28mm Vulcan System Shield
Mounted on the left arm, the shield has a built-in Vulcan cannon to improve the CGUE's close combat capability and to allow it to switch between offense and defense quickly.
  • MMI-M7S 76mm Heavy Assault Machine Gun
An improved version of GINN's Machine Gun. It fires a type of armor-piercing round designated "APSV", this round is extraordinarily powerful, but is incapable of dealing significant damage to enemies protected by Phase Shift armor. This weapon is also used by AMF-101 DINN and its variants.
  • M68 "Cattus" 500mm Recoilless Rifle
An optional weapon also used by GINN, it is similar in design to a bazooka and can fire various types of rounds depending on the magazine used. The M68 "Cattus" 500mm recoilless rifle has greater range and firepower than the heavy assault machine gun but has less ammunition and a slower rate of fire.
  • MA-M21G Beam Rifle
The MA-M21G Beam Rifle was taken from Rau's ZGMF-600 GuAIZ after his GuAIZ was severely damaged by the Freedom Gundam. Rau has used his GuAIZ's beam rifle only once during the battle of Mendel Colony against the Three Ships Alliance and Earth Alliance.

History

The ZGMF-515 CGUE was one of the many mobile suits developed by ZAFT during the First Alliance-PLANT War, and it was first deployed on March 15, C.E. 70. It later served as the basis for two other mass-production mobile suits, the AMF-101 DINN and the ZGMF-600 GuAIZ. During the war, ZAFT also developed a set of armor to improve CGUE's combat performance, leading to the variant known as the ZGMF-515AS CGUE Assault. Another CGUE variant was the YFX-200 CGUE DEEP Arms, which was used to test the beam weapon technology that ZAFT obtained from the four captured G Project mobile suits.

One notable CGUE was used by Commander Rau Le Creuset. Rau used his CGUE during the Battle of Heliopolis against his rival Mu La Flaga and his TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero mobile armor.[5] Rau and Mu's battle continued inside the colony, where Rau's machine was damaged by a shot from the GAT-X105+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam's "Agni" 320mm Hyper Impulse Cannon, forcing him to retreat back to his ship.[6] Rau continued to use his CGUE until he arrived on Earth and switched to a DINN.[7] After returning to space, Rau was assigned a GuAIZ. However, during the Battle of Mendel, his GuAIZ was damaged by the ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam[8], and after retiring to his ship, Rau re-entered the battle in his CGUE, armed with his GuAIZ's beam rifle.[9] This was also the last time Rau used his CGUE as he subsequently switched to the ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam.

During the war, the Earth Alliance also utilized captured CGUE in its battles with ZAFT forces. One such example was the red-colored CGUE piloted by Xist Elwes.[10] The eye-catching color was not Xist's choice, instead it was meant to distinguish his machine from those of ZAFT and also to facilitate monitoring of Xist's actions, as the Alliance did not fully trust him due to his unique parentage.

Following the end of the First Alliance-PLANT War, production of the CGUE ceased in favor of more advanced mobile suits. However, many units remained in service,[11] with several participating in the defense of the PLANT colonies during the Battle of Aprilius One during the Second Alliance-PLANT War.[12]

Variants

Appearing in the manga Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Re:, it is a modified CGUE which seems to have a prototype DRAGOON System on its back. Unlike the later DRAGOON System, the remote-controlled pods used by this unit are wire-guided like the TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero's Gunbarrels. Whether the pods can be operated wirelessly is unknown. Other changes to this CGUE include the addition of a head antenna at the forehead and the use of a new shield.

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Notes & Trivia

  • In episode 35, a CGUE was seen firing a green beam from a MMI-M7S machine gun during the attack on JOSH-A. This error was fixed in the HD Remaster.
  • In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Battle Assault for Gameboy Advance, CGUE is the only playable MS that isn't a Gundam-type.

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MAW-01 Mistral | TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero

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Lesseps-class
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MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame | MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L | ZGMF-1017 Elijah's GINN | ZGMF-1017 Gai's GINN
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GAT-01 Strike Dagger | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam | GAT-X133 Sword Calamity
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Laurasia-class | Nazca-class
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Self-Propelled Linear Howitzer | Bulldog
Pirates / Civilians
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TFA-2 ZuOOT | TMF/A-802 BuCUE | UMF-4A GOOhN | UTA/TE-6 GOOhN Underground Mobility Test Type | YMF-01B Proto GINN

Transporter / Supply Ship
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Mechanics
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Ship / Submarine
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Agile | Command Shuttle | Guul | Gyro Helicopter | Space Shuttle | YFX-M56S Core Splendor
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Super Weapon
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Earth Alliance
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Mobile Armor
TS-MA4F Exus | TS-MB1B Euclid | YMAF-X6BD Zamza-Zah | YMAG-X7F Gells-Ghe

Land Vehicle
Bulldog | Cargo Truck | Linear Gun Tank | Radar Truck | Self-Propelled Linear Howitzer
Land Battleship
Hannibal-class
Ship / Submarine
Arkansas-class | Attack Submarine | Danilov-class | Des Moines-class | Spengler-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
F-7D Spearhead | VTOL Fighter
Transporter / Supply Ship
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Cruiser / Mother Ship
Agamemnon-class | Drake-class | Girty Lue-class | Nelson-class
Super Weapon
Requiem
Orb Union
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Mobile Suit
MBF-M1 M1 Astray | MVF-M11C Murasame | MVF-M11C Murasame Reconnaissance Type | ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam

Ship
Aegis-class | Kuraomikami-class | Takemikazuchi
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Albatross | Heli | Seiran Family Shuttle | Orb Union Shuttle
Transporter / Supply Ship
Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
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Three Ships Alliance
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MBF-02 Strike Rouge | MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge | MBF-02+EW454F Strike Rouge Ootori | MVF-M11C Murasame | ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam | ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam | ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam | ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam | ZGMF-X88S Gaia Gundam | ZGMF-XX09T DOM Trooper

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FX-550 Skygrasper | Investigation Shuttle | Orb Union Shuttle
Support Weapon
METEOR
Transporter / Supply Ship
Descent Capsule
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Agamemnon-class | Archangel-class | Drake-class | FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Izumo-class | Laurasia-class | Nazca-class | Nelson-class
Terrorists / Civilians
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ZGMF-1017M2 GINN High Maneuver Type II

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Guti
Earth Alliance
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GAT-FJ108 Raigo Gundam | GAT-X105E Strike Gundam E | GAT-X105E+AQM/E-M1 Strike Gundam E IWSP | GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam E | GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam E | ZGMF-515 CGUE | ZGMF-515AS CGUE Assault
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Transporter
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Junk Guild
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MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame
Civilians
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CAT1-XG Hyperion G | MBF-P04 Gundam Astray Green Frame | MWF-JG71 Raysta | MWF-JG73 Civilian Astray 0 Custom | MWF-JG73 Civilian Astray JG Custom
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