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by Erisie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is this pistol-like gun in Zeon weapons set?
Replies: 9
Views: 3151

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

It’s still a very obscure idea that hasn’t been seen again in a very long time. Don’t get me wrong: I really appreciate that they are really digging some old and relatively unknown ideas, but I do would like to have some more context or at least the source from where they got these designs.It’s sti...
by Erisie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 50889

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Some time ago, Mark mentioned an odd Zeon spacecraft that appeared on one of the very first shots of Mobile Suit Gundam , only to never appear again. Much to my surprise, it popped back on The Origin 's fifth episode of the OVA adaptation. A recent issue of Gundam Ace gave us some extra information ...
by Erisie
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99874

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Anyone remember that weird boxed shape ship from the original series? I guess that design is official now... http://zeonic-republic.net/random/strange_ship.jpg I remember Mark doing a thread about it. His conclusion was that the one-off design might be a " Valkyrie -class carrier", mentioned in the...
by Erisie
Mon May 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99874

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Unless, of course, we can have partially completed cities and what not, but that would just seem rather harder to have compared to space colonies I'd say... Well, the beginning of the Universal Century was not the beginning of the movement into space. It was the beginning of the great immigration t...
by Erisie
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 49538

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

Episode 6 saw the debut in animation of an old favorite, the Zanny... ...except for the fact that, according to this , it's not a Zanny. This weird Zaku-derived fellow is, apparently, an SRf-06 Dare . It bears reminding that the Zanny itself is designated RRf-06 (with the f in lowercase). As it is a...
by Erisie
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Mysterious Alloy - Universal Duralumin and Zeonium

Slightly off-topic, but I couldn't help to remember a somewhat related issue: Is there any info on the mineral that M'Quve was extracting at the mining base which Amuro attacked by himself? M'Quve told Kycillia that they were only getting a few grams of this particular mineral, to which Kycillia re...
by Erisie
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

Re: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad

Minovsky reactor had yet to seen widespread use by the EFF before the War, especially for civilian purpose - It would wreck havoc to airliners, satellite, weather forecasting, and such! Zeon could of course spread the particles before any air engagement, but we have never seen this before, and the ...
by Erisie
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

Re: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad

If it is of any consolation to False Prophet or anyone else, Kazuhiza Kondo's manga series Vanishing Machine , makes a number of changes to some of the aircraft's designs. For starters, the Mongoose (MSV) is pretty much an A-10 Hog armed with a belly autocannon . There's also a Sukhoi-esque version ...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 50889

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

There was an update on the official site: MS-05 Kycillia Corps Custom . Those guys appeared for a split-second on episode IV, during Zeon's landing on the lunar cities . What's interesting about it is the crest. I'm pretty sure I saw a Zaku II with that same crest before, somewhere in the manga. I'v...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 9817

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Still and nonetheless: The Origin comic established that the Mare Smythii battle took place in January of U.C. 0078. That's a whole year before the start of the One Year War, and 20 months before the debut of the Gundam. Based on Kycillia's words, I always believed that Mare Smythii happened mere w...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 9817

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Since you mentioned the rout of the Scarlet Team by the Kaempfer - which I mentioned earlier as well - it bears noting that this was an even *more* humiliating rout than the Mare Smythii battle. And yet, for some reason, nobody blames the GM Sniper II and Mass Produced Guncannon for being inferior ...
by Erisie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?

Well, kind of. See the profile for the MS-05S Zaku I on the official Origin website . This seems to be as far as the update goes, though. As it is described on the site, the 05S is basically an standard 05 fitted with systems that would eventually be deployed on the 06 (belt-fed rifle, shoulder shi...
by Erisie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Zaku I refitted to Zaku II?

I was reading the new Burke's profiles for the 00 units. The section on the GN-X family is particularly interesting. It seems that the ESFF had a policy to refit their existing GN-X units instead of building new units from scratch every time a new upgrade is developed. This means that any basic firs...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99874

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

So I noticed that there was an absence of a director in this particular episode... Imanishi is said to have been fired and/or quit after Episode 3 came out... which seems rather odd to me. Only other thing I can think of is that he was removed from Episode 4 to focus on the Loum arc instead Apparen...
by Erisie
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99874

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Personally I don't find Char's desire for revenge wrong or unjustified. In a lot of ways he knew exactly where to stop, such as not killing Mineva. But what got to me was how merciless he appears even as a child . Gunning down the Feddies wasn't what did it so much as how it seems to fail to affect...
by Erisie
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 9817

Re: RCX-76 Guncannon: Why did it suck so bad?

Tem Ray gives an explanation about weapons and doctrine that, sadly, was cut out of the anime. Since I don't want to damage my Vertical copies, I cobbled together a scanlation based on the official English script . The best equivalent I can think of to the RCX-76 were some of the heaviest interwar F...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships

Where exactly are your sources for this? The Cosmic Era book doesn't have those weird specs in them either. The Japanese Wikipedia and our very own profiles on Mecha and Anime Headquarters. EDIT: Japanese Wikipedia cites two books as sources: 『僕たちの好きなガンダムSEED 全モビルスーツ&メカニック徹底解析編』 ( Gundam SEED All M...
by Erisie
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships

I always find it strange to have VLS in spaceships. I mean, what's the difference of a VLS and a torpedo launch tube when you simply don't have a direction as up? (Or, in Atomic Rocket terms, the main thrusters side is down) Unlike a torpedo tube which only holds a single self-propelled projectile ...
by Erisie
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Inconsistencies on Cosmic Era ships

According to MAHQ, the Mobile Suit Gundam Ship & Aircraft Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) artbook, plus a number of online and printed sources, ZAFT's Laurasia and Nazca -class are equipped with Vertical Launch Systems (in layman's terms, multiple missile launchers). When you analyze the lineart, however...
by Erisie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 216
Views: 50889

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Mecha Thread Mk I

Jamafore wrote:One thing I don't understand is why they felt that they had to develop this tech to begin with. Why not just make a "Federation-type Zaku" and be done with it? Or at least use it as a stopgap.
Y'mean... like the Zanny? The Thunderbolt manga had them as well.