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by MythSearcher
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

True but we do see Titans on earth, even if Jerid blasts a hole through one of their Asshimars. I always saw Karaba as essentially the earth version of AEUG but I realize when you brought that up I never knew their full story. So when AEUG melds into EF/Londo Bell does Karaba fizzle out and disappe...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

Interesting, I had always thought of Karaba as an anti-Titans group vice an anti-EF. Do you have any information on what happens to them after the Gryps Conflict since AEUG tends to meld back into the Federation/Londo Bell. I'm curious where that leaves Karaba and Hayato. They are two separate orga...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

Eh... yes and no. The Zeta Plus series was initially a downgraded/economized version of the MSZ-006 that was an attempt to make it economical as a limited-production unit for use by Karaba by cutting down its capabilities and focusing on giving it better aerodynamics for planetside-only use. It was...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

For the Beam Smartgun is it mentioned anywhere which units are compatible with it? I'd assume Zeta derivatives with equal or superior reactor power could do so but I'm curious if there are any special connectors that are required on the MS in order to bring out its full potential. Well, I assume th...
by MythSearcher
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

Well, in-universe I can give you some more reasons why they didn't just give Amuro a Zeta in 0093. Zeta is no longer the top model at the time, ReGZ is. The Z+ is not your typical Gundam franchise downgrade mass production unit. It is an upgrade unit like real life mass production where the hiccups...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

Given the production lead time needed for something like a movie, Sentinel almost certainly started its own development after Char's Counterattack was already well on its way. Not quite. Bandai knew they wanted a new movie, and knew that the movie won't be out soon, so they wanted something in betw...
by MythSearcher
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Amuro and the Zeta Series
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: Amuro and the Zeta Series

This is what makes the Re-GZ cameo in Unicorn interesting. If the Re-GZ is head and shoulders above the Jegan then why is it a hanger queen instead of being used? After Amuro switched to the Nu the Re-GZ was immediately used by their next best pilot Kayra. Yet in 0096 we see Jegans and Rezels in us...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Starship Size Comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Starship Size Comparisons

Those are very handy charts, thanks! Luna II is smaller than I expected. My goodness the Jupitris is quite big. I wonder what the crew size on that is. Given the capacity of the Dolos in Gihren's Greed I had always assumed it would be massive, several times the size of White Base. Well, Lunar II is...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Starship Size Comparisons
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Starship Size Comparisons

Good morning everyone, I often find it helpful to have a size or scale reference since we don't always see starships in the same shot. We know the Dogosse Giar is big but just how big compared to the Argama or the Radish. For that purpose I usually refer back to this chart that I originally found o...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

I was not aware the golden ABC on Hyaku Shiki or Grey Wolf's Zeta was a better (and likely more expensive) version. Are there any sources that state the Golden ABC is superior to the clear ABC used on ZZ? I guess it would explain why the Delta Plus is a nice Haze Grey instead of continuing the gold...
by MythSearcher
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

While ABC is cheaper than an I Field they are by no means cheap for the everyday soldier. The extreme expense of ABC used on Hyaku Shiki is a plot point on the show. I know we see ABC on Jegan shields in Unicorn but I don't recall any semblance if it in CCA. That would leave a long time period for ...
by MythSearcher
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

Your intuition makes perfect sense to me. Beam Sabers were often shown to have very limited run times, so a beam-saber shield would have significant power storage issues. Plus you'd need advanced onboard sensors with a long enough range and a fast enough onboard computer to be able to detect an inc...
by MythSearcher
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

Kuruni wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:07 am
Technically, Sinanju use yet another proto beam shield when activate the beam axe without detach from the shield.
That reminded me of the Beam Tomahawk of Sazabi, it seems to be pretty large and thin beam plate, wonder if it can be used as a beam shield.
by MythSearcher
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

Haha! You know I never realized there was a specific term for that pose. So if a beam shield is just a beam saber with a different I-Field lattice, what was the explanation given for why they were developed so late in the Universal Century? Power supply issues I'm guessing? Have we ever seen intera...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

Oh my! I didn't realize a beam shield was used to slice a MS in half. Was that feat performed by Seabook, Uso or someone else? It happened in the manga of V, slicing through might not be the best word but I can't think of a better one. Uso activated beam shields for both elbows and held its knees, ...
by MythSearcher
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

The Minovsky craft system makes sense, although I do think it's humorous that after centuries of technological progress they take an impressive levitation system and use it to make a giant spiked metal ball move. I was talking about the ability to block physical ammunition. On the topic of beam shi...
by MythSearcher
Sun May 30, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more

Kuruni wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 11:09 pm
I still wish it would feature a kaiju-ish space whale.
Me too.
Maybe not kaiju-ish, but a space whale.
by MythSearcher
Sun May 30, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Practicality of Physical Melee Weapons in Gundam

That's really interesting since I had thought the weakness of an I-Field was that it only affected particles and conventional munition still went through the I-Field. In almost all of UC, yes, an I-Field barrier is not dense enough to block conventional munitions. (Other than the few times you have...
by MythSearcher
Sun May 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more

Oh, okay. I honestly hope that the issues that plagued the first SEED and Destiny don't come back to this sequel series. Look at the director, I doubt it. I guess it will be better since his wife died, so they will have someone more competent in writing a script and hopefully more balance in office...
by MythSearcher
Sun May 30, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Strongest Mass Produced MS?
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: Strongest Mass Produced MS?

I'd say this question would make more sense if we compare what role they should be taking and how well they are doing that in their own period. For example, how powerful is it if compared to its rival mass produced unit? or the super prototype? Granted, in some universe you simply do not have a riva...