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by JEFFPIATT
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

I have been wondering why did Zeonic had the Gelgoog Marine and Jaeger using beam sabers instead beam naginata like the previous model? Is this because beam sabers are both easier to use and cheaper to make--I can imagine pilot scared of cutting themselves while using the beam naginata. On the othe...
by JEFFPIATT
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku II F2 Anti-Air Weapon
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Zaku II F2 Anti-Air Weapon

Ah that's right! The red portion of the original RX78-2 was from the Core Fighter. In that case I suppose we can still chalk it up to Gundam having that super robot influence from transforming / combining shows like Combattler V. More of a rule of cool than anything practical. I am surprised with t...
by JEFFPIATT
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hi-Zack and psychological warfare
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Hi-Zack and psychological warfare

Hi-Zack is a good design. GM II is not. They have the GM. So zeonic put it in a Zaku frame. Give it the GM's best feature, the big shield, although the Hizack shield is kind of crap. Armor doesn't matter in Zeta period anyways beyond ballistics protection, and anti-beam coating. Basically their cho...
by JEFFPIATT
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku II F2 Anti-Air Weapon
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Zaku II F2 Anti-Air Weapon

Good afternoon everyone, I was looking at the Robot Spirits Zaku II F2 figure coming out in November and noticed something interesting. From the press release: "The Zaku Machine Gun can be changed to a new anti-aircraft magazine model". Looking at the pictures the anti-aircraft model appears to be ...
by JEFFPIATT
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog Successors?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Gelgoog Successors?

the MS-14J ReGelgu is as mentioned the last Zeon Refit of the original MS-14 done by the Axis Zeon to keep there gelgoogs current for training letting them keep up with newer ms. the MS-17 Galbaldy α line was the official secession from the MS-14 merging the Gyan tech with the Gelgoog tech. the EFSF...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Questions about the GM Cannon
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Questions about the GM Cannon

1 How much force would a 240 mm cannon exert on the GM Cannon when it fires? Would the machine's humanoid structure makes it unsuitable to bear that much force? 2. Why did they make the GM Cannon in the first place? The EFF had already mass-produced the Guncannon, as well as improved the concept wi...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog development acceleration?
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: Gelgoog development acceleration?

Side note, I've heard that the Sherman isn't really built with all compatible parts, just that they ship the parts made in the same area(state?) to the same battle field and thus they don't have a maintenance problem, but if you take parts from a different production location, they can be so differ...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zeon Gundam?
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Zeon Gundam?

the games have the RX-78-Z1 Zeon's Gundam basically a RX-78-2 where depending on the game is a different unit. in Mobile Suit Gundam Gihren's Greed its a replica of the RX-78-2 made with Zeon tech and used the MS-14 shield and is poainted in all green. another bio has it just be a stock RX-78-2 that...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog development acceleration?
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: Gelgoog development acceleration?

the MS-11 dis start out as the Gelgoog project up until Char managed to luck out on his top secret mission and stumbled on the Project V test site. the project was assigned a new model code YMS-14 and had its project goal reworked to match up to the RX-78-2 the YMS-13 project got reclassfied as a Za...
by JEFFPIATT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gihren as father of Glemmy, Puru and Alicia
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

Re: Gihren as father of Glemmy, Puru and Alicia

Probably for lack of an appropriate sample of Char... and the fact that the original was still very much around to get cross about it. Neo Zeon only started trying to clone Char after Char was generally believed to be very very dead. Say, we know that SNRI has their hand on two AI based on Amuro an...
by JEFFPIATT
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Re: How well can the Gyan operate on the ground?

That is with mobile suit parts. Weapons are a different thing. Gelgoog and Dom/Rick-doms have no problem or issues using Zaku weapons. Since the Gyan has the reactor strength, it should be able to handle the Gelgoog's beam rifle. The Zaku II weapons required a refit in order for the Dom and Gelgoog...
by JEFFPIATT
Sun May 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 35
Views: 7405

Re: OYW MS questions

the RGM-79D GM Cold Climate Type was developed first at Augusta base with the GM Command being based on it as a Colony focused unit. The GM Sniper units were both custom modification kits for the GM series the Sniper Custom was for the RGM-79 line while the II was aimed for the late model G type GM ...
by JEFFPIATT
Tue May 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The revival of Core Block Technology in late U.C.
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: The revival of Core Block Technology in late U.C.

Say, on the topic of Late U.C. MS, which unit started the trend of intergrated non-handheld heavy weapons onto MS? I mean, the F-71, the F90, F91 (VBSR technically have handle for the hands to grab, though), Hardygun, Heavygun, Javelin, Victory Gundam (Overhang Pack), etc. either carry these types ...
by JEFFPIATT
Mon May 14, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is the Trafalgar-class still canon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

Re: Is the Trafalgar-class still canon?

I hold a strange fondness for the Columbus-class, and by extension the Trafalgar-class, for their huge hangers on the sides. But it makes me wonder if the Trafalgar-class is still canon (is the Gundam novels considered canon?), and whether there is a reason for the Trafalgar-class creation? I mean,...
by JEFFPIATT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko
Replies: 33
Views: 12057

Re: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko

-Stuff- after reading that, the peeps at Harmony gold being like the martian successors came to mind. and also the elitist fans of some franchises. at the very least Power Rangers puts "based on -insert Sentai here-" on the credits. did Harmony Gold not even dod that? and since Golion/Voltron has b...
by JEFFPIATT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Rim Uprising
Replies: 1
Views: 2794

Re: Pacific Rim Uprising

That cameo was of the actual The Gundam Base Tokyo attraction. http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/The_Gundam_Base_Tokyo it has a 1:1 scale unicorn gundam in front. I also noticed that the entrance has a Anaheim Electronics sign on the building. https://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2017/08/life-size-unicor...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The curious case of the RTX-44
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: The curious case of the RTX-44

the old msv profile has the units deployed on March 20, U.C. 0078 but the Origin replaced it with the RTX-65.
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RTX-65_Guntank_Early_Type
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why don't we see as many combining mecha like we used to?
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Why don't we see as many combining mecha like we used to?

they come every year from super sentai / Power Rangers and the transformers who just did two lines dedicated to combiners the classic line did combiner wars and RID the cartoon did a combiner theamed season. we also have a voltron reboot by dreamworks and running on Netflix in the US and Dream-works...
by JEFFPIATT
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Re: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?

it looks like it was due to the Zeon Flying MS project being handled by Zeonic who used there new gouf model as an base for the project. the Dom High Speed Experimental Type was actually an derivative of the Gouf H type tech applied to an Dom frame but switched to faster hovercraft speeds than fligh...
by JEFFPIATT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko
Replies: 33
Views: 12057

Re: Harmony Gold vs Tatsunoko

It feels like they saw how World events managed to buy out Golion from toei and thought they had the same leverage. the only diffrence was that Golion bombed hard in Japan Macross is basically a major franchise in Japanese sci-fi.