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by Phonix_1
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Say, how important is it for Valkyrie to have hands? I mean, except the rifles and the knives, there does not seem to be many choice when it comes to hand-held VF weapons. So why will they not go a step further an intergrated the guns directly to the forearms? Some VF have guns on their arms alread...
by Phonix_1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, we know the Protoculture later went back to Earth and maybe other worlds they'd modified the local life on to leave protections against other species repeating their mistakes. I have a theory the Windermereans were the Protoculture's attempt to make a species that would have the necessary emp...
by Phonix_1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Mobile Suit Moon Gundam Manga

Because of the announcement of Moon Gundam, Masafumi Matsuura of 0099 Moon Crisis is doubting Unicorn is plagarizing Moon Crisis. https://kakuyomu.jp/works/1177354054884038373/episodes/1177354054884038397 Too lazy to translate the whole thing, have fun. He should say this a decade earlier, not toda...
by Phonix_1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?
Replies: 22
Views: 406

Re: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?

And I have trouble understanding why wired ones cannot be used as all range attack. In reality, you really cannot see the wire that thin from a certain distance away. They are just connected, and only have a slight drag from the wire because of inertia of the wire, but apart from that, they are pre...
by Phonix_1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?
Replies: 22
Views: 406

Re: How fast can the Newtype brainwave be?

I'd rather have it wired so I can just pull in the wire when I needed it back and focus on the battlefield than to mind control it all the way, whether the technology is matured or not. The in-universe reason for Braw Bro is that it can also be used by OT pilots, so it is wired in case they really ...
by Phonix_1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Also, is there any example (in-verse and out-verse) for why the F-14 was chosen to be the base of the VF-0 and the VF-1? Other than that Northrop Grumman was a part of the development? I mean, yeah, the F-14 is the sexiest and most iconic jet fighter of the 80s (Top Gun and all), and the Macross is...
by Phonix_1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, there's no denying the VF-19A spec was hard-to-handle... that was the variant that killed the plans to adopt the VF-19 as next main fighter stone dead due to loss-of-control problems. That said, I don't recall Oscar Brauhitsch's VF-19A "Brauhitsch Special" being mentioned as being close to it...
by Phonix_1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

False Prophet talked about VF-31 and YF-30, this reminds me the description from Hasegawa VF-31A Manual. One point draws my attention. "Instead of using rare fold quartz which are fitted on Delta Squad variants, VF-31A use fold carbon in the fold device." The introduction of the model mentions fold ...
by Phonix_1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

's all greek to me... believe it or not, I've never managed to get all the way through Gundam SEED . Kira just irritates me for some reason I can't put my finger on. A decade ago, I saw SEED Series as the nadir. Only AGE came to save it...by being worse than SEED, A few of my friends are acutally r...
by Phonix_1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Is there anyway to read Macross Chronicle in English? I know nothing about Japanese. Also, how many Macross fleet are there? As many as the number of Macross carrier they could build? And is there a central organization to oversee the Macross fleets, or are they all given carte blanche? At least 29...
by Phonix_1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I've been saying that about the Master File staff since the VF-22 book came out... they've gone completely 'round the twist. The VF-4 book outright ignored the official variants and development history in favor of some oddball gobbledegook intended to tie into the ZOINKS VF-31 book and throw a half...
by Phonix_1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

1. Which books should I read if I want to knows how the world of Macross works (politic, economy, etc)? Macross Chronicle. The novels can provide a glimpse of world that may not be mentioned in chronicle. 2. Is there an explaination for the Draken III's thruster? The Single Engine struck me as abno...
by Phonix_1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Inconsistencies and inaccuracies are pretty common in model kit and toy booklets, which is one of the main reasons they're not regarded as authoritative sources. However they are still the few things we got now, before Macross Chronicle is updated and reissued. The background in the manuals usually...
by Phonix_1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

http://www.1999.co.jp/image/10472150/50/1 Just in, Hasegawa 1:72 VF-31A Manual. The background is quite different from that of TomyTEC. Is there really someone to make things consistent? Though we said there were NUNS federal and colonial force at here, the distinctions between them in the stories w...
by Phonix_1
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I'll have to see if I can find scans of the manual (I didn't buy the Super Pack kit in question) and check its contents against the other info we've got for the Super Pack... which is disappointingly sparse outside of Variable Fighter Master File . The information I've seen attributes all the rocke...
by Phonix_1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Hm... if you don't mind my asking, what language are the translations you're reading translating Japanese into? There may be a transliteration rule difference in play here. (Also, we want to be precise and make the distinction between the manufacturer of the pack and the equipment inside the pack.)...
by Phonix_1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Dunno 'bout that... General Galaxy got the New UN Gov't to sign off on one of their branch offices being an autonomous state exempt from a bunch of laws so it could function as a giant experimental laboratory, and managed to get away with arming it with the latest, most sophisticated weapons money ...
by Phonix_1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I am so surprised and confused now, for there are so many things about YF-24 family I never heard before and different from what I know for almost a decade. "Heavily involved" is putting it mildly... Macross Galaxy is, in the most stringently literal sense, a huge spacegoing subsidiary of the Genera...
by Phonix_1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Best designed warship in UC
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Best designed warship in UC

Ra Cailum, I remember that when I saw a thread on a now defunct Taiwan Forum eleven or twelve years ago, the author described Ra Cailum as "the cumulation of Federal warship technologies", even "a remedy of all those ship-building failure in the past". It may be exaggerated, but it is a well-balance...
by Phonix_1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

All this is really interesting stuff to me. Though one question I have - and this might be a stupid one - in the case of the VF-27, I would imagine it to be the exception among YF-24 descendants in that I would expect it to have been developed via a branch office of General Galaxy rather than a Shi...