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by MythSearcher
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

Simply put, you're placing massively disproportionate emphasis on straight-line acceleration as though it were the one and only factor in combat performance. This isn't aerial combat. These mobile suits don't have control surfaces to translate acceleration-generated lift into changes in trajectory ...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

Top speed might be a factor in a one on one dogfight or possibly hit and run tactics in skirmishes as shown in Thunderbolt, but in a wide battlefield like Solomon and ABQ it is not a reliable factor. You can use real life fighters as examples, but they really don't mean much comparing to MS combat ...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

That is definitely not a valid comparison IMO, because the Rick Dom is a space-modification of a high-performance ground combat mobile suit, while the Ball is basically a construction pod with a gun bolted to the top - in real-world terms, rather like comparing an M1A2 Abrams to a technical . One i...
by MythSearcher
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

As I mentioned before, the problem is you're not comparing like against like... you're condemning the Principality of Zeon's Mobile Suits as inferior based on a spec comparison between Zeon units that predate the One Year War's start and Federation suits that were introduced late in the war and ben...
by MythSearcher
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

I'm not talking nor comparing to the WWII analogy, I'm sticking to the in-universe specs of UC. In the description and the specs, fuel tanks on these UMP mobile suits helped their operation time considerably compared to other units in the OYW. Especially useful for hit and run attacks as shown in 0...
by MythSearcher
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

While the Zaku 2 Kai does have that problem, Gelgoog Jaegar and Rick Dom 2 have propellant tanks for longer operations, I don't remember any other unit in the OYW have extra tanks aside from these 2 units and the Gelgoog Marine... I see this differenly. Adding propellant tanks can increase the oper...
by MythSearcher
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hand contact and communication
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Hand contact and communication

Oh, I see. I was under the interpretation that warping of light happened at "heavy" interference levels, which I assumed were greater than combat density. Since the primary constraint for the laser system is the sensor's sensitivity, which, reasonably should be pretty good in most situations, I wou...
by MythSearcher
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

At the end of the OYW, Zeon's final production models seemed to be been more of a much for Federation units in terms of performance because of the UMP. The Gelgoog Jaegar, Rick Dom II/Dom Funf/Tropen, Zaku II Kai, Z'gok E and Hygoog were quite better in terms of performance compared to their previo...
by MythSearcher
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Thanks for the clarification, but I don't think the 1/100 Over Flag manual specifically says the 'eye'-like illumination is red... Ah, yes, it didn't say it is red, I guess I mix up with the info I was reading up there about Exia and typed the extra 'red' in without closely reading the manual. Sorr...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Nope, the 1/100 Overflag manual where the relevant information first appeared (I think) simply call the orange part 'the equivalent of the face'. The Flag's main camera is in the tiny slit between the orange part and the head armor. A simpler version is found in the 00 HG Union Flag that came out a...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

You keep coming back to this "inferior spec" thing, but that doesn't really logically work with the comparison of Federation vs. Zeon MS's since for almost the entire OYW there was nothing to compare them to apart from the "super-prototype" Gundam. By the time the Federation had a representative sa...
by MythSearcher
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

I think the German analogy tends to hold up better in direct comparison, given how they weren't exactly shy about the Principality of Zeon being Nazi Germany In Space. Germany's design ethos put an emphasis on keeping designs simple, robust, and heavily iterative in application of refinements and i...
by MythSearcher
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

A fun thing in Igloo is the use of that light as a binary code communication in the first episode. The bandwidth of that would be so poor that he can likely just say "I'm Char Azanable" but the switch to show the protagonist instead of the lighting phrase it as quick as normal pace sentence. Which ...
by MythSearcher
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hand contact and communication
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Hand contact and communication

Like I said, they have amplifiers. It is not the direct vibration they are sensing and emitting, but encoded and decoded by the machines' computer. I dunno... I'd imagine the differences in material rigidity/elasticity, contact surface, etc. would tend to make transmitting an analog waveform easier...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hand contact and communication
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Hand contact and communication

If they really use vibration, then: - How only a specific part of the ship receive the sound message instead of the entire ship? - The sound quality appeared to be very good in the shows. If the vibration passes through solid material, shouldn not there been interference and such? Like I said, they...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

The other part of it is that it's an inherited tendency from the original Mobile Suit Gundam series... in which it was a little bit of Truth in Television derived from the Principality of Zeon being based on Nazi Germany. When the tide of the Second World War started to turn against them, the Nazis...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Here's a question that's somewhat related: how often have there been instances of the eyes glowing for longer than a few seconds? Well, the big one would have to be the three Mobile Suit Gundam: MS IGLOO OVAs. All three MS IGLOO OVAs depict the monoeye systems of the Principality's mobile suits and...
by MythSearcher
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hand contact and communication
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Hand contact and communication

Direct transfer by vibration, likely have amplifying technology not specified, or simply by electronic signals(via the connector in the palm for weapons) which the receiving side can sense with its sensors under armour and decode. I am not familiar with the physics of ascoustics, but I guess at leas...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Which series has "cornerstone" mecha designs?
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: Which series has "cornerstone" mecha designs?

So,I've pretty much done with the Gundam-esque faction and now moving to other factions. On the table is the plan for one which consists of insect-like creatures controlled by hive minds. I've got Warhamemr 40k, Aliens, and Starship Trooper for my inspiration, but is there any anime which shows mec...
by MythSearcher
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?
Replies: 51
Views: 2605

Re: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?

Can we talk about the real-life reason of Transformable MS? I know that by the time of Zeta, Macross had made a name for it. But what really pushed Tomino and his team to come up with the concept of Transformable MS? Based on what I've read on the matter in old issues of Bandai's B-Club Magazine fr...