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by Gelgoog Jager
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 8614

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

I think I posted this elsewhere, but I suspect that the EF/Titans intended to mass produce RGM-86 units at Gryps at one point: -The Gryps was alreadyserving as the Titans base by the start of Zeta, with the Dogosse Gier being built inside one of the colonies and the Mk II being tested as well. -Most...
by Gelgoog Jager
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 8614

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

The idea of the first Zaku III Custom gives me pause - How much faith did Haman have on the possibility of Char coming back to her folds? Her actions in Zeta seems to me like she did put some stock to the idea (which was almost delusional, considering Haman had a hand in killing Char's unborn child...
by Gelgoog Jager
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well would a MA operate on Mars?
Replies: 33
Views: 3671

Re: How well would a MA operate on Mars?

Messala was a transformable MA that was made to operate in Jupiter, so it could easily function on Mars too. Same with Gaplant and Asshimar which were made to fly in Earth atmosphere. Since you mentioned the case of the Messala, it’s worth noting that the Jamru Fin was also designed to operate on J...
by Gelgoog Jager
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 8614

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

Here's another one: contrary to what's stated, the AMX-011 Zaku III (at least the standard version) was not the competitor of the AMX-014 Doven Wolf. The Doven Wolf was rolled out just before the end of the 1st Neo Zeon War, partially based on the captured Psycho Gundma Mk II, which Axis/Neo Zeon co...
by Gelgoog Jager
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Your ideas about a common mass-production mobile suit loadout?
Replies: 36
Views: 3675

Re: Your ideas about a common mass-production mobile suit loadout?

I do want to point out that there do are examples of mass production units that actually worked quite well despite being equipped with a single firearm: -The Taurus in Gundam Wing, equipped with a single beam rifle and able to outmaneuver Leos in space. -The Virgo also from Gundam Wing, though techn...
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Your ideas about a common mass-production mobile suit loadout?
Replies: 36
Views: 3675

Re: Your ideas about a common mass-production mobile suit loadout?

You mean something like the Clay Bazooka form Z Gundam, though likely with more range and scattering? I think the closest I can think of are the shield grenades used by the Gear Dogas and Jegans in CCA, where they would fire a bunch at an incoming group of enemies to block their way, taking out a fe...
by Gelgoog Jager
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 8614

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

Hmm... How different is the Barzam's frame to the Gundam Mk.II's, then? It’s actually quite different from most MS, specially the torso and legs: Firs there's the wide torso with integrated backpack, with the pelvis/crotch section hanging below it. The issue here is that the legs almost seem to be ...
by Gelgoog Jager
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Share your Gundam facts!
Replies: 76
Views: 8614

Re: Share your Gundam facts!

How about this?: Despite many indications to the contrary, the RMS-154 Barzam and RX-178 Gundam Mk-II are actually unrelated. The color scheme was simply the one intended to be used for all Titans machines (which Advance of Zeta retook later on). The only piece of gear the two aformentioned machines...
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How well would a MA operate on Mars?
Replies: 33
Views: 3671

Re: How well would a MA operate on Mars?

Let’s not forget that this is the same group of Zeon remnants that now have more direct predecessors to the Zanscare Empire’s hovering bike battleships in the form of the Sand Angler and Gran Xandria.
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is this pistol-like gun in Zeon weapons set?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: What is this pistol-like gun in Zeon weapons set?

So all the weapons are not depend on the "coolant" tank on the back. What are these coolant tanks for though? Propellant for longe range combat? And no explanation on "Pistol-shaped power tool" Actually, both the backpack coolant tanks and the pistol-shaped tool are known since the publication of t...
by Gelgoog Jager
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

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

Let’s take a step back to the vanilla Gouf: supposedly the main difference between the YMS-07A and the MS-07A would have been the leg thrusters that allow the Gouf to perform jet powered jumps. These in particular are what the YMS-08 (YMS-08A) provided to the finalized Gouf designed. I single this o...
by Gelgoog Jager
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The fate of Efreet units
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: The fate of Efreet units

I want to point out that the Efreet Schneid is the “least upgraded” of the Efreet variants, it’s only new parts being the head shoulder armor, the later which is a spikeless version of the Efreet Custom’s. All 3 Efreet variants have larger heads than the base Efreet... which is actually considering ...
by Gelgoog Jager
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is this pistol-like gun in Zeon weapons set?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: What is this pistol-like gun in Zeon weapons set?

No idea, but the backpack of the unit using it is something I don’t recall either. It seems to have some sort of canister on top and an odd antenna-like contraption on the side. Wild guess, but maybe a flamethrower? Edit: I want to point out that it seems to lack the kanji for beam, so that may excl...
by Gelgoog Jager
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The EXAM lineage
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: The EXAM lineage

I'm not very familiar with the post-OYW development of alternative systems based on the EXAM, aside from the fact that the captured Pale Rider would be repurposed into the Todesritter. However, I do know that the new Blue Destiny manga added a sort of predecessor to the Efreet Custom, though technic...
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

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

Can you please share the weight specs you are checking? In Mahq's profiles the Gouf has an empty weight of 58.5 MT compared to the Efreet's 59.4 MT: http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-07b.htm http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/crossdimension/ms-08tx.htm As for the Efreet development... it de...
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How sure was EFSF that assault carriers would replace ship-of-the-line?
Replies: 16
Views: 2697

Re: How sure was EFSF that assault carriers would replace ship-of-the-line?

First, one quick clarification: AFAIK the only official Magellan Kai is the one from 0083, which is only a minor revision over the original: one set of turrets is relocated from in from of the side sub ridges to on top of these, and an extra pair of AA guns are added below the bridge. However the ac...
by Gelgoog Jager
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The fate of Efreet units
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: The fate of Efreet units

Well, the very first Efreets we ever heard of was a standard model operated by Henry Boone, in the Gundam Cross Dimension 0079 SNES game. It was equipped with a shotgun & heat katana. Furthermore, the unit that would eventually become the Efreet Schenid was originally just a standard Efreet during t...
by Gelgoog Jager
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why the Gouf was chosen for a flying model?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

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

I would recommend checking this post made by Mark: MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type: According to the MSV kit manuals, the original four units were created at Side 3 using prototype YMS-07A and YMS-07B units. Production of the MS-07A had already begun at this point, and since the H types were sent to Ea...
by Gelgoog Jager
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Possible explaination for double-barrel beam cannons
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Possible explaination for double-barrel beam cannons

Several things need to be considered here, namely whether or not the EF's Salamis and Magellan were originally commissioned with ballistic weapons instead of mega particle cannons. Let me start with some events from Mark's timeline. First the order in which some OYW were first commissioned: U.C. 006...
by Gelgoog Jager
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is the Trafalgar-class still canon?
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: Is the Trafalgar-class still canon?

Everything I put into my fics and RPG campaigns is official to me. Viva la headcanon! :) I do think the Trafalgar- class is a valid concept, albeit one which seems to have gotten overlooked in the anime story & design department. This is not a criticism of the anime teams, who after 40 years must h...