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by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

... feel like I've been living under a rock. I didn't know they were planning to do one movie, let alone two! (Or are we counting the From the Past to the Future short as one?) I'll consider it a great victory if they tidy up the plot a bit and leave Bellri holding the idiot ball a bit less... on mo...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Pilot curriculum

Amuro hopped on Gundam, and is pretty bad at it. He wasted most of the 60mm vulcan magazine and didn't score a hit, went in for melee and only overwhelmed opponents likely because no body is well trained in MS close combat, much higher spec and with the beam sabre. He only survived his first battle...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Pilot curriculum

I think a lot of the "Gundam hero" criticisms are confusing ability and training, which are different things. Training and enabling the average guy to become a mecha suit pilot is good. Training and enabling the guy with exceptional ability is better! That is the baseline difference between Mecha A...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Pilot curriculum

I must protest. Methinks you doth protest too loudly? (In a strictly friendly-debate sense, naturally...) It's space age, the majority of people in UC lived in space for over half a century, and at least most of the earlier protagonists are pretty familiar with space before they hop onto the pilot ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Pilot curriculum

And so, what do you think about mecha pilot training? Realistically, how should it happen - For how long, starting from which age, etc. Gundam 's got a bad habit of having technically-proficient teenagers who are either natural pilots or kids who'd been playing with mobile suit simulators (or equiv...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?

In the later half of the series Turn A pushes back the Willgem, a fairly sizable ship for what it is, that intends to ram through the Turn A. Are there any numbers on the kind of thrust power the Willgem or Turn A were exhibiting? Nothing I can find... it looks like the Willgem doesn't even have a ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

The turnaround is unusually fast... maybe they're going to go ahead with the concept Kawamori initially pitched before the producers decided to make Macross Delta.
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: OYW MS questions

[...]Every bit of info I get has the Zaku II being an excellent machine and that it is better than a GM. However the stats in the Mecha Profiles section it is the other way around, except for potentially the armor, but almost all later suits go to some version of Gundanium or titanium instead of th...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The strength of Luna Titanium
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: The strength of Luna Titanium

Don't know if it might be important for the on-going discussion, but supposedly luna titanium can only be produced in zero gravity conditions. Yeah, that seems to be consistent across a fair few Gundam titles... I'm not sure gravity would really have any kind of significant impact on atomic or mole...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The strength of Luna Titanium
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: The strength of Luna Titanium

No, no, no and nope. The best objective comparative is still in-universe, which is probably the PG manual (words are kinda hard to read on Dalong) It describe the LT as a foam metal and the foam part will be compressed when hit, absorbing the impact and look as if undamaged(but the next hit will be...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The strength of Luna Titanium
Replies: 7
Views: 379

The strength of Luna Titanium

Hi folks, I've been poking at a partial translation of Master Archive Mobile Suit: RX-78 Gundam I'm doing for a friend, and one thing continues to nag at me. I can't find any attempt to quantify the strength of the Gundam's most notorious defensive asset... Luna Titanium alloy armor. To the best of ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

Was it just me or was Mirage sitting in Miriya's VF-X-11? And if so that makes no sense, Mirage wasn't even born yet when Max and Miriya were part of the test pilot team that evaluated the VF-X-11. Presumably her VF-9A Cutlass from the early years of the UN Spacy Dancing Skulls special forces team ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 569
Views: 27266

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Well, all things considered that does seem plausible, in my opinion. Delta is set in 2067. The original series was set in around 2009 or thereabouts. IIRC Minmay was around 19 at the time, so she would be something like 77 years old as of the time of Delta. However, if you take the time spent in th...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

http://s12.postimg.org/d4vyyziwt/SV_154_2.png http://s16.postimg.org/segwortqt/SV_154.png About the only screen grabs I could get of the SV-154 Svard, but god is it ugly. The Windermere Kingdom's General Galaxy Sv-154 Svard is another one of those designs Kawamori did ages ago and just reused for a...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

Macross Delta Vol.2 BD liner notes have specs for the Sv-262 Draken III! In M3 form: Equipment Type: Variable Fighter Government: Windermere Kingdom Manufacturer: General Galaxy Corporation SV Works Accommodation: Pilot only Dimensions: Length: 17.54m (Sv-262Hs) Wingspan: 13.00m (Sv-262Hs) Height: ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

I see. That's about when I'd expect them to start the TSU, as it's a countermeasure against the Var that we now know couldn't have been a problem before the end of Frontier . Not necessarily... Macross Delta Gaiden: Macross E presents Var syndrome as something that wasn't completely unfamiliar, but...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

Do we know when Kaos started to branch into music production and PMC operation? In particular, I'm interested in whether or not they branched into those sectors during/after the events of Frontier but before Winderemere's war for independence. You probably know where I'm headed with this. Exactly w...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

As seen in previous shows, just because the federal forces are calling the shots doesn't necessarily mean their troops are actually present. I haven't seen 7 yet, but were senior federal personnel present in those circumstances, seemingly serving as the captain or flag officer of a ship or flotilla...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

Yes and no. Certainly, Hayate's descriptions sound like Wright was primarily stationed in the Cluster, but it would seem that Robert Kino currently serves in the federal forces. Unlikely, IMO... given that Major Kino's aircraft, before being shot down, was a Block III VF-171 Nightmare Plus with the...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 171
Views: 9198

Re: The Official Macross Delta Mecha Thread Mk I

But do we know if Wright was a local sector pilot or a federal pilot? I thought that usually special forces pilots are considered federal. Cause Hayate mentioned that he moved around a lot because of his dad, that might imply that Wright has been in a bunch of locations for missions. No word on tha...