TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound
|Developed from||TMF/A-802 BuCUE|
|First Seen||74 C.E.|
|Known Pilots||Isaac Mau|
|Head Height||12.26 meters40.223 ft |
|Max Weight||69.81 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Energy Battery|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only, Cockpit in Torso|
Technology & Combat Chatacteristics
Since this suit is designed specifically for close combat, it features a large number of beam blades of various sizes and forms. These include beam fangs, beam horns and the more classic beam sabers. For ranged combat, the Kerberos only features two beam cannons. At least one unit was equipped with the Blaze Wizard Pack and thus armed with the typical AGM138 "Firebee" guided missiles, stored in the pack.
- Dual Beam Fang
- Dual Beam Horn
- Double-edged Beam Saber
- Beam cannon
- Mounted on the Kerberos Wizard Pack are two beam cannons, which are the only ranged weapons mounted on the suit. Like the railgun on the original BuCUE the beam cannons can be rotated 360 degrees to fire in all directions. As the beam cannons are located in the two extra "heads" on the back of the unit, the beams can also bend and turn individually, allowing the BuCUE Hound to fire simultaneously in two separate directions.
Special Equipment & Features
- Blaze Wizard Pack
Created at an unknown point of time after the first Bloody Valentine War, the Kerberos BuCUE Hound is an upgraded variant of the original BuCUE, but designed specifically for close combat. While the old suit could mount railguns or missile launchers on its back, the Kerberos BuCUE can mount the new Wizard Packs, implying that it was created as part of ZAFT's "New Millennium" series, although this is pure speculation. The name of this BuCUE variant is derived from the three heads (one on the original suit and two on the Wizard Pack), which similar to the ones on the mythical Kerberos.
Although the exact date of introduction is unknown, an unknown number of Kerberos BuCUE Hounds is active in the Second Bloody Valentine War. One group of BuCUE Hounds is part of a ZAFT strike force which attacks the Earth Alliance Hannibal-class land battleship Bonaparte. They are even capable of destroying one of their more powerful suits, the GAT-X1022 Blu Duel, killing its pilot Mudie Holcroft in the process. However, all Kerberos BuCUE Hounds has been already destroyed by Sven Cal Payang in his GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam.
Another custom-colored BuCUE Hound belonged to ZAFT pilot Isaac Mau, who joined the crew of the Mars ship Acidalium. He used his suit in several fights against the Earth Alliance, during which he fought alongside the Mars pilots. The first fight was during a meeting between Mars pilot Ergnes Brahe and the members of Phantom Pain, whose only interest it was to get informations from the pilot. Later, Phantom Pain colaborated with Orb Union to destroy the Mars ship, which resulted in a battle between the Acidalium and a joint Phantom Pain/Orb strike force using GAT-01A2R Slaughter Dagger suits. In this battle, Isaac was was able to cripple two of the Daggers which bombarded the ship from afar.