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by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?

Because it was 1979 and I very much doubt the designers knew about/cared two whits about aerodynamics. I won't say that to include all designers, Valley of the Wind's Mowe is actually pretty aerodynamic and the model lifted off ground in front of my fan. I guess Miyasaki Hayao is a pretty special c...
by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What part of the Minovsky Particle itch you?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: What part of the Minovsky Particle itch you?

Minovsky particle is the same with Gundam. But of course, like Zombie Virus, it is not perfect - or at least not perfectedly fleshed out. So I want to ask which "grey area" of Minovsky Particle do you think that needs explaination? My personal choice would be the reflective attribute of Minovsky be...
by MythSearcher
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: The charm of semi-canon mechs

Hmm... So the "gap-filling" effect does play some role in this matter. So, in that logic, can I ask this: Do you like a semi-official design with fleshed-out story better, or something that does not? I do think that thanks to Ark Performance, the semi-cannon designs in Gundam are gaining traction, ...
by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: The charm of semi-canon mechs

My view is that the liked ones are better designed ones. Simply put, not all of these machines are loved by the fandom, actually, only a small portion of it are well known and discussed and will get votes in "favourite" polls. Those loved by the fandom are the ones that get good designs, with decent...
by MythSearcher
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: OYW MS questions

The mono-eye itself could just be replaced with a better suited one and use the same camera rail. After all, in MS Igloo we saw how even things like the OP-02C also use mono-eyes, so there should be plenty of specialized types that also use rails. That being said, the MSM-07 Z'gok series in particu...
by MythSearcher
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What aesthetic features you expect on mecha designs of different ages?
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: What aesthetic features you expect on mecha designs of different ages?

Well, 70~80's have larger legs and feet, a feature carried over from super robots shows, which is also common in super robot nowadays. Notice Katoki redesigns usually make these smaller and sharper, which I think is a feature from mid to late 90's. The problem of doing this kind of age identificatio...
by MythSearcher
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mobile Suit Cockpit hatches
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Mobile Suit Cockpit hatches

Technical issues. A mobile weapon, which is supposed to be put in situations where the pilot will be subjected high g-forces, should be placed as close as possible to the centre of rotation. This lowers the g-force when under rotation. The centre of rotation, in turn, should be placed as close to th...
by MythSearcher
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

They had to be some early defectors to start the fleet Well, depending on the term "defect". Blakes is still in the EFF after organizing AEUG, and when coming to the forming of EFF, it is a pretty loose group to begin with. Basically most anti Earth Government groups tagged along, so you get Zeon r...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: OYW MS questions

As for the MSM-07Di, for me it made sense that they used a MS that is meant to move in that position, which I liked to call a MSM's underwater cruising mode (which also involves collapsing the extendable arms and legs of some MSM models). Besides the 360º view of the Z'gok proving to be a valuable ...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class

Well, the Origin and Thunderbolt both seem to think of the Dolos class as a giant mobile fortress, with the former housing Musais and the later Jukon class submarines. Needless to say, this would be on a completely different league from the 492m long MS carrier we know, with The Origin version said...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

The AEUG Tended to get ships and MS mostly through EFSF crews just defecting and taking the ships complement of MS with them. they later got some newer ships built by AE and during Zeta before the Jabero operation the AEUG does attack and EFSF lunar port and capture the ships docked there. The Jabe...
by MythSearcher
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

The launches from Jaburo in 0079 are newly build ships, while the AEUG taking decommisioned ships that we do not know if they are mothballed or not, but all still pretty new (The Salamis Kai 0087 version modicfication took place at least some time after 0083) and likely only decommissioned for the s...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class

I was checking in the gundam wikia the article about A Baoa Qu and saw this image: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/images/6/6f/A_Baoa_Qu.png/revision/latest?cb=20141214225401 If I'm not mistaken, it's form the last Unicorn OVA. The interesting part is that you can actually see the shadow...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW Ship Hull Designation Explained
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: OYW Ship Hull Designation Explained

By the way, the Papua was originally classified as a Missile Cruiser. However, while I could see CCM being applied in such case, I don't think that the Zanzibar or the Chivvay (assuming CCM-54 is indeed a Chivvay) fit the same designation. On the other hand, while the Chivvay is indeed classified a...
by MythSearcher
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Musai's Anti-Air Missile Launchers
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: The Musai's Anti-Air Missile Launchers

I guess this is a similar case to the rule of the dumb we have come up with regarding Gryps era warships being able to store 50% more MS than their standard capacity, if they situation requires it. the best example is the Salamis Kai, which is meant to carry 4 MS, yet it can operate with 6 if neede...
by MythSearcher
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Was Zeon Mining Titanium At Odessa?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Was Zeon Mining Titanium At Odessa?

In such case, the real question might be: when did Zeon gained access to those Titanium sources? I tried finding the dates when Zeon captured Granada, Solomon, Pezun and A Baoa Qu, but haven't had any luck so far. Assuming these were captured just before or during the opening days of the war, it co...
by MythSearcher
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: OYW MS questions

Zeon's amphibious mobile suits used open-cycle water-cooled reactors (ie, they just ran seawater through the system to cool it down, then dumped the now-heated seawater out behind them), which is what allowed them to make the reactor strong enough to power beam weapons without e-caps. But it also m...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW Ship Hull Designation Explained
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: OYW Ship Hull Designation Explained

I recently found an interesting site with the explanation for many types of USN ship designations, which actually goes into great detail to explain the many classifications: http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/index_ships_list.php This reminded me that many Zeon ships use the same (or at least simil...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Musai's Anti-Air Missile Launchers
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: The Musai's Anti-Air Missile Launchers

I recall Mark's article on the matter: http://www.ultimatemark.com/gundam/musai.html However, both the animation (one of Kycillia's fleet 3 turret Musais deploys 3 standing Rick Doms) and the more recent MSV-R series suggest that not only MS can stand up inside the hangar of the classic Musai, but ...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Was Zeon Mining Titanium At Odessa?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Was Zeon Mining Titanium At Odessa?

I wonder. Titanium is not really that scarced. It may not be as abundant as carbon and iron, but still pretty abundant compared to a lot of solid materials. The moon probably as about 10~12% TiO2, so Granada should provide enough for Zeon to work with. Asteroids possibly has a similar amount, and co...