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by Seto Kaiba
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5730

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, I just got my copy of the new Macross Variable Fighter Designer Notes book and there's lots of good stuff in here. For example, Wow, so according to some of the pre-production lineart the VF-25 was going to have the mother of all BFGs. You could blow up space colonies with this thing! Serious...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?

(Still, why are they letting all that heat go to waste? Why doesn't the reactor use thermoelectric converters to supplement its MHD output?) They probably can't. ... that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Everything I can find on the subject of how Mobile Suits convert the energy of the thermon...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 Reasons why Starship Troopers is the new Art of War
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: 6 Reasons why Starship Troopers is the new Art of War

Apparently the novel is being used as a teaching tool at West Point and similar places. The teaching can be distilled into six main points MAHQ fans might understand. Has been for a good while now, actually... despite many MANY criticisms surrounding the book's rather ugly, fascist worldview. Mind ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?

I wonder if there would be an issue of a suit overheated to a point where the insulation fails and the hydrogen detonates, i suppose worse things would be happening by that point. Now THAT one I can answer... if the performance of the Zimmad EMS-04 (or EMS-10) Zudah and the RGM-79s in the Mobile Su...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?

Ah, that makes a fair amount of sense... they're monopropellant rockets using heat diverted from the fusion reactor to flash-expand the propellant to provide thrust instead of relying on combustion. (Still, why are they letting all that heat go to waste? Why doesn't the reactor use thermoelectric co...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Propellant: What is in an MS's Tank?

I think i've seen it stated as hydrogen, but that would require cryogenics and isn't very dense. Which would make it awkward to carry an appreciable amount in an MS, [...] They're already carrying cryofuels... the minovsky ultracompact fusion reactor runs on a mixture deuterium and helium-3, and cr...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 600
Views: 32804

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

I'd wager they were working on it before the announcement since they specified a release date in february. A very safe bet. Odds are they were working on it before the final episode of the series even aired. Also, I wonder if we should make another Delta thread after this one or move to an official...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why was the Guncannon Detector was made?
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Why was the Guncannon Detector was made?

From what I can find on the Japanese wikis, the Guncannon Detector seems to have been made to address a need for a long-range fire support MS with high mobility to suit Karaba's guerilla warfare tactics.
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models

Another good example of a prototype that doesn't technically exceed the performance of a production model would be in Nobunaga the Fool . Leonardo da Vinci's Vittoria Absolute Mark Dieci is a prototype, but the actual performance doesn't exceed that of any other giant war armor in the series... thei...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

Southern Cross had no chance of surviving following one of the greatest mecha anime of all time in SDF Macross. [...] Oh, in more ways than one... both MOSPEADA (1983) and Southern Cross (1984) are generally acknowledged as fairly weak attempts to get a piece of the action Macross was enjoying in t...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

Actually, that makes me even more intrigued. I think I'll just dive right in and give Southern Cross a chance. I haven't seen Robotech in a really long time so my memory's hazy about the second season, but I figure I ought to see it's original form, just like I did for SDF MAcross, which I ended up...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models

So essentially, the Arbalest was more like a custom model than a prototype model. Right? For all practical intents and purposes, yes... parts-wise, apart from all the systems that support lambda driver functionality, it's a Geotron M9 with cosmetic alterations to its composite outer armor. If its d...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

What I'd like to know is whether Southern Cross is worth tracking down the original subbed version. Is it a good enough show on its own, or is the Robotech version a superior story? That's... that's a REALLY tough call. Neither the original version nor the Robotech adaptation could be charitably ca...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: The need for prototypes to surpass the mass-production models

So why develop the need to make prototypes surpass mass-production models, when military combat revolves around strategy and teamwork, rather than the one-man army fantasy that super prototypes create in their respective series? Well, from a production (real world) standpoint it gives you an obviou...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do people overlook the commanding officer?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Why do people overlook the commanding officer?

So as the title said, why do people overlook the commanding officer as a major factor to real robot battles, and not just the pilots alone? Can't honestly think of a series where they overlook the commanding officers in charge... Like Bright Noa from the Gundam series, or Holland from Eureka Seven....
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Does the destiny silhouette use Voiture Lumiere System?
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Does the destiny silhouette use Voiture Lumiere System?

Melandraco wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:26 pm
I can’t really find anywhere that states the destiny silhouette uses the Voiture Lumiere system, but it apparently uses “a new propulsion system”. Anyone knows what this propulsion system is?
The Japanese Wiki asserts it is a Voiture Lumiere system, citing Gundam Perfect File 64 as the source.
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The SE Project and its fate
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: The SE Project and its fate

What do we know about the SE Project? Is it still an official part of the UC story? Why was it abandoned if the new SE-Generator is capable of competing with the Minovsky Generator? I have no idea if it's an official part of the Universal Century continuity or not... I would assume "not", given the...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko

I would guess that it would depend on what Tats thinks they can make more money from: Distributing the Macross franchise with Big West/Studio Nue or renewing the deal with HG with promise of cut of profits from the RT LAM.... assuming it ever gets made Eh... I'm pretty sure there are some other imp...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko

i think the situation of Tsuburaya and to that china produced Ultraman film is kinda similar. Based on what little I've been able to find on the subject, I'd have to say it's not a very similar situation... It's not clear why TIGA Entertainment and UM Corporation believe their license from Chaiyo P...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5730

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Thanks, Seto Kaiba. At your service. :) That old fox was a supporter of President Glass, I think that it was not too difficult for him to persuade(?) the president to appoint Mishima. That old fox not-so-secretly bankrolled the Macross Frontier fleet's construction and its mission to explore around...