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by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree

I am referring to the SP description in Enc. Ver.1.5, in which it is said to have an error of a few cm in 1000km. Thus I refer to it as an over spec and Underrated GM Custom was replying to this up there when mentioning long range sniping. Ah, that remark never made it into the Master Archive write...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree

The question here is how long range. The 1000km listed in the SP description seems to be pretty far off, to put this into comparison, the F90II L-Type's Long dual use rifle has a range of 400km as a beam rifle with a 5m extension I-Field barrel specifically for extreme range sniping. Granted, the F...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree

All this talk about the GM Sniper II and GM Sniper Custom makes me remember another argument I have a long time ago about which one is more versatile. The GM Sniper Custom has a lot of hardpoints to carry things, right, so I presume that it is more versatile? They're both highly specialized units.....
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

So it is basically like this: Gundam => Ground Gundam => Ground GM => GM Early Type => GM => GM Type C => GM Custom => GM Quel => GM II? Nah, it's not one linear progression... the Gundam Ground Type and GM Early Type were parallel branches off the RX-78 Gundam. From the GM Early Type you get the G...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

Found a sample page from the Chinese translation. (Page 6) http://www.maplebook.com.tw/books.php?action=books_inside_image&bId=2128 I believe this is the one you are looking at. Yup, number six in that page. Found it: http://www01.toysdaily.com/discuz/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=463337&extra=page%...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

Good, then it is no longer my hypothesis and is official then, referring them as the 79A and 79B is much easier than referring them as 79 early type and 79 late type (basic non variant models) Yup. I recall there is at least one book having a slightly different design for the 79A and B, is it the M...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

Yes, RGM-79A designation has been seen, but I've never seen any official sources labelling the late type GM(the most basic form with no variation) as RGM-79B. Well, I did check... and yes, Master Archive does in fact refer to the late model base GM as the RGM-79B. Usually they are bunched up togeth...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

While it is not officially named so, it seems quite obvious that the RGM-79C is the 3rd standard GM being mass produced. The non-specified RGM-79 has the early type and late type, I'd like to view them as RGM-79A and RGM-79B. I'd have to check, but I'm pretty sure that's actually how Master Archive...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Some questions about the GM lineage
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Some questions about the GM lineage

All remarks sourced from Master Archive Mobile Suit: RGM-79 GM Volumes 1 and 2 unless noted otherwise. - Is ther any notable difference between the standard GM, the GM Ground Type, and GM Type C? The main differences between the RGM-79A initial production type and RGM-79C are structural refinements,...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree

Aside from higher specs is there another discernable reason as to why the Federation would pursue the GM Sniper II rather than just the GM Sniper? Discontinuation of the initial-type RGM-79 GM it was based on, in favor of later models with improved hardware. My hunch is that the GM Sniper Custom's ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: GM Sniper Custom Family Tree

Good morning everyone, I have been trying to figure out where the GM Sniper Custom is descended from. I recall from reading a GM Sniper II thread a long while ago that the Sniper Custom and GM II were developed in parallel rather than sequentially (which I suppose is required considering how many G...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 73179

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

How deep can the VA-3M Invader go in the Earth's oceans? Unknown. The official materials never volunteer a maximum submersion depth for it. It's likely at least 100m, though. The VF-1's maximum operating depth in underwater service was 100m and it wasn't designed around underwater operations the wa...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1154
Views: 141395

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

What are the obligations that the immigration fleets have to the Earth government in term of tax, resources, etc. [...] AFAIK, it's never really been discussed. The Earth Unification Government supplanted the modern United Nations, and Kawamori has drawn some parallels between the New Unification G...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 73179

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I would really like to see how infantry warfare would occur in the 2060s? VF and space/air superiority are fine and all, but you can't never replace boots on the ground, right? Given the prevalence of mecha and the fact that the enemy "infantryman" the New UN Forces are most likely to be fighting i...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 73179

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

It has been a long time since I last watched Frontier, but what was the viability of Ex-Gear as infantry power armors? I remember they worked well enough, and there were Macross Galaxy soldiers armed with them. What is their operational time though? Or the protection that their armor provides? It's...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog development acceleration?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Gelgoog development acceleration?

From what I heard, the Gelgoog's deployment was postponed by Zeonic having difficulty with miniaturizing beam weapons to the same extent as the Gundam did. Realistically, how much help would it be to Zeonic's engineers if they got their hands on one Guncannon plus beam rifle plus a kidnapped Tem Ra...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight

I was just referring to using AMBAC during flight in general and mainly in MS mode, if happening IRL. Likely it will be kinda like Macross Zero, you have to slow down to a certain "safe" speed to transform. Luckily, the Z+ A1's thrust to mass ratio likely cannot get it up to really high speed in MS...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight

AMBAC during flight is a bit more complicated, since the MS really isn't designed for aerodynamics and turning with AMBAC functions during flight sounds really complex(not undoable, but the programming is probably hellish) As far as I can find in the (admittedly limited) Japanese sources available ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Zeta Plus - atmospheric flight

[...] But the wing binders are also said to be useful for AMBAC maneuvering in mobile suit mode. Is AMBAC even a thing under gravity? Is the A1 somehow capable of true flight in mobile suit mode, or is it still limited to rocket-assisted jumps? Wasn't it established back in 0083 that the AMBAC syst...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What other anime interests you besides gundam?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: What other anime interests you besides gundam?

All genres, or just mecha? both. for example. i tend to like war-mecha animes or action-comedies. OK then... that broadens our options a bit. My tastes are pretty diverse, and I'll give almost any series a try if the creators can tell a compelling story. Macross is my all-time #1 in the mecha genre...