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The Shen Hu (神虎, Shen Hu, lit. "Divine Tiger") was given to the main forces of the Chinese Federation by the Maharajah. It is a Knightmare Frame model developed by Rakshata's team at the same time as the Guren and under a different design concept. However, it was left in storage because piloting it was too physically demanding, and thus a suitable pilot could not be found. Li Xingke proves capable of piloting it, but even at 40% power the task proves very stressful. The Shen Hu has blue armor with red and gold parts, and its head unit has an intricate design with a red spike protruding from the top.

Design and Specifications[]

Having been built by the same team that developed the Black Knights' Knightmares, the Shen Hu is equipped with the same type of Air Glide Wing System. Mounted in its torso is the powerful Baryon Cannon (天愕覇王荷電粒子重砲, Tengaku Haoh Kadenryushi Juuhou, lit. Heaven Frightening Overlord Charged Particle Heavy Cannon), a weapon similar to the Hadron Cannon; at 40% power, it is able to match the full force of the Guren Flight-Enabled Version's improved Radiant Wave Surger. At an unknown (possibly full) level of power, it can completely shatter Blaze Luminous shielding, even on Britannian airships.

The head has a unique shape, reminiscent of a Peking Opera mask. Like the Guren-type KMF, it appears to be equipped with an integrated environment information processing assembly (equivalent to a fact sphere) that exhibits advanced information gathering capabilities without using the opening/closing function. Angular structures are It seems to be a sensor or communication antenna.

Its main weapons are two dagger-shaped Slash Harkens mounted on its wrist. By wrapping or impaling an enemy with the Slash Harkens, the Shen Hu can send a powerful electrical charge along the cable, instantly destroying the Knightmare on the receiving end. Radiant Wave Shielding tends to halt electrical discharge along its cables. The Shen Hu's wrist armour can also spin in place to turn the Slash Harkens into powerful flails which can double as shields. Finally, the Shen Hu has a short sword stored near its shoulder. The short sword is retractable and can produce a blade on either side of its hilt when fully activated. The sword is strong enough to have the capability to cut through the Vincent Ward unit. In addition, it has white armour plates on the its shoulder and waist which can be used as shields.

Shen run

Shen Hu using its landspinner

For rapid movement, by moving the blade-like parts on the toes and heel to the bottom of the foot, it functions as a roller-blade-like land spinner. Rather than the usual wheel type, it has a belt-like maneuvering device reminiscent of a caterpillar.


Shen Hu also have a special cockpit where the pilot sits in an almost upright position. Compared to the Britannian chair-type design and the motorcycle-type Guren, it has the advantage of being able to shorten the length of the cockpit compartment. From front to back. It seems that it was adopted because it has a similar structure to the one for the Gun Ru.

Shen cock

Shen Hu's Cockpit

In Oz the Reflection, it is shown that the Shen Hu originally possessed the same type of cockpit block as the Guren and other Rakshata-designed Knightmares.

Tenshoku Haou Charged Particle Heavy Cannon[]

The Tenshoku Haou Charged Particle Heavy Cannon (天愕覇王荷電粒子重砲, Tengaku Haoh Kadenryushi Juuhou, lit. Heaven Frightening Overlord Charged Particle Heavy Cannon) beam weapon located within the Shen Hu's chest. Since it is built into the chest, it has the advantage of not blocking the hand manipulator, and it is comparable in power as the Guren Radiation Wave Surger or the Tristan's Hadron Spear. During the operation to retake Japan, Shen Hu managed to sank a Carlleon-class floating airship with a single blow, saving Da Longdan from destruction.

While it takes some time to charge the first shot, the time for second shot can be reduced if the cannon remains open.

Operational History[]

The Shen Hu first appeared during the Battle at Xiaopei where Xingke wipes out a large number of Akatsukis and confronts the Ikaruga and demands the release of the young Empress Tianzi. Xingke then battles Kallen Kōzuki in her Guren Flight-Enabled Version but at the critical moment of the battle, the Guren runs out of energy and is taken away by the Shen Hu back to the Longdan while Chinese Federation forces engage the Black Knights in battle and Kallen is captured and later transferred over to the Britannians. The Shen Hu then appears at the Mausoleum of Eighty-Eight Emperors where its used to lead the Chinese Rebel forces, but are cut off by the High Eunuchs, their loyalist forces, and their Britannian reinforcements.

A battle soon breaks out and the Shen Hu is attacked by the Tristan piloted by Gino Weinberg while the Chinese loyalists bomb the Mausoleum to try to crush the Black Knights. At the height of the battle, Tianzi shows up and pleads for the fighting to end, but she's then targeted by the loyalist Gang Lous. She is shielded by Xingke using the Shen Hu, but it sustains heavy damage. It is saved from destruction by Lelouch and his Shinkiro which proceeded to wipe out the Eunuchs' forces. Later on, the Shen Hu is then used by Xingke after joining the Black Knights to unite the Chinese Federation after its dissolution and appears during the Kagoshima Settlement Battle and duels Bismarck Waldstein and his Galahad. The Shen Hu later appears at the Battle of Mt. Fuji where it leads the initial assault against Lelouch and his forces. Despite sustaining heavy damage, it is able to rescue the captured U.F.N. representatives from the Avalon. Lelouch ends up winning the battle in the end and the Shen Hu is captured, but it appears after the Zero Requiem where its present during the arrival of Empress Nunnally vi Britannia to meet with Prime Minister Kaname Ohgi of the United States of Japan.

Specifications[]

Shen Hu - Standard - Line Art

General Characteristics

Design Features

Armament

  • 2x Electrified Wrist-mounted Slash Harkens (retractable) (can double as flails, as well as shields)
  • 1x Chest-mounted (天愕覇王荷電粒子重砲, Tengaku Haoh Kadenryushi Juuhou, lit. Heaven Frightening Overlord Charged Particle Heavy Cannon)
  • 1x Double-edged Short Sword (retractable)


Trivia[]

  • Shen Hu's face is based on Chinese traditional stageshow masks.
  • Shen Hu's pilot, Li Xingke has also possess his own Wrist-mounted "Slash Harkens".
  • Shen Hu's design pays homage to the MS-07B Gouf from Mobile Suit Gundam another anime series created by Sunrise, Code Geass' Animator.
    • Both units shared a blue color scheme and a single horn.
    • Both shared the similar set of armaments,Wrist-Mounted Rods, a fixed cannon and a sword.
    • Like Shen Hu, Gouf is dubbed as "Tiger" in Chinese
    • Shen Hu's pose of its official artwork resemble to Gouf's pose of its first official artwork.

Gallery[]

Vehicles of the Chinese Federation and the Militarized Zone of India
Ground
Landships Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles Chinese Federation Artillery Tank
Transport Vehicles Chinese Cargo Truck
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Gun-Ru)
Generation 7 (Chuyen - Byakuen (Gouka)
Guren Type-01 (Type 02))
Air
Airships Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Strategic Bombers Chinese Federation Strategic Bomber
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Guren Type-02 (Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu)
Sea
Seaships Chinese Federation Iceberg Ship - Black Knights' Submarine
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Assault Boats Chinese Federation Landing Craft
Space
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
Vehicles of the United Federation of Nations, Peace Mark and the Black Knights
Ground
Landships G-1 Base-class Land Cruiser
Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles JLF Railway Flak Cart
Transport Vehicles Black Knights Command Vehicle - Chinese Cargo Truck
JLF Knightmare Transport Truck - Rocket Truck - Roze's Motorhome
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Bamides - Burai (Custom - Kai) - Gun-Ru - Panzer Hummel - Raikō - Glasgow Orpheus Custom)
Generation 5 (Gekka (Pre-Production - Narisuna - Shiden - Tohdoh's Gekka))
Generation 7 (Alexa Narisuna - Akatsuki (Upgrade) - Benihoozuki - Byakuen (Gouka - Rekka)
Guren Type-01 (Type-02) - Gawain - Mahoroba Type-01
Meigetsu - Quinn Roses Model-B (Model-Z) - Shinkirō - Sutherland II
Tristan Divider - Vincent - Zangetsu)
Generation 9 (Sutherland Loyal)
Unknown Generation (Sekka - Keisetsu - Zi-Apollo)
Air
Airships Asuka-class Black Knights Small Ship - Britannian Transport Blimp
Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Transport Aircraft Federation Transport Plane - Federation Wide-body Airliner - Knightmare Transport Rocket
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship - Black Knights' VTOL Transport
Knight Giga Fortresses Sutherland Sieg
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Agravain - Akatsuki (Zikisan) - Guren Type-02
(Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu - Vincent Ward)
Generation 9 (Gekkoei - Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements (Special)
Lancelot Albion Zero - Lancelot siN (White Fang) - Moosa)
Unknown Generation (Zi-Artemis - Zi-Ortygia)
Sea
Seaships Black Knights' Submarine - Black Knights' Tanker
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Federation Aircraft Carrier - Federation Cruiser - Federation Destroyer
Federation Transport Submarine
Assault Boats Black Knights' Hydrofoil - Chinese Federation Landing Craft - Knightmare Speedboat
Space
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
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