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by toysdream
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Yes, apparently the Ga-Zowmn's hyper knuckle buster uses an E-pack, while those of the Gaza C and Gaza D are connected directly to the generator. So essentially the hyper knuckle buster is a beam rifle, and if E-CAP and E-pack weapons are extra-powerful relative to their listed power output, this wo...
by toysdream
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Aaaaand one more followup. In considering all these various permutations of beam rifles, I'm wondering about the ZZ and the Doven Wolf, which really stick out for having vastly overpowered beam rifles. (Nothing else in ZZ goes much over the 4 MW mark.) Do we know for a fact that these so-called "bea...
by toysdream
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

It's also possible that we could honor the written descriptions and (selectively) discard the output specs for the CCA weapons. To be honest, some of those figures are pretty wacky, and they only ever appeared in the old kit manuals and Entertainment Bible 3 - they weren't part of the original publi...
by toysdream
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

That's a bit beyond the original scope of this thread, but I guess I didn't specify "UC Gundam Tech Tidbits." :-) I think the Data Collection book on Gundam Wing mentioned that they use fusion reactors, but as far as I know X and G are much less clear, and MAHQ probably just copy-pasted that from th...
by toysdream
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

That explanation doesn't sound very convincing, specially when we have units such as the MS-09RS and MS-09H which are known to operate beam weapons without any sort of cable connecting to the chests section. I agree - it's not a very convincing explanation, given that we've never seen any UC mobile...
by toysdream
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Aha, a source cite at last! Thank you! Here's what it says in the MG kit manual... A slashing weapon that instantly forms a heat-generating element from high polymer compounds stored in the grip that have undergone a shape memory process, thus forming a huge superheated sword. As the main components...
by toysdream
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Hmmm, I might not have made myself clear enough. I mean the 10MW in the chart has already added the energy from the e-cap, but just that in the test itself isn't really using an e-cap for efficiency purposes. Sure, but that still means that the output specs we have for every other weapon are basica...
by toysdream
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

I am to the view that te input voltage meaning more like the actual pressure given to the M praticles. during the testing of the beam rifle effective range, it may not be using a e-cap at all(since that will be rather inefficient), but just testing the rifle's ability. So if you test it out at that...
by toysdream
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

On comparing E-CAP weapons to standard mega particle cannons: If we take the PG manual of RX-78 into account, the beam rifle of RX-78 maybe able to get up to 10MW output.(from p.9 figure with output power against effective range & destructive power) Which would not be very far off from the 12MW- of ...
by toysdream
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

This seems to be one of those things that's pretty clear from the animation and yet denied by the Japanese publications. Kind of like how the Nu Gundam's fin funnels obviously form a physical barrier (basically an early version of the beam shield) and yet the published sources insist that it's just ...
by toysdream
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Yeah, for the most part it seems physically impossible that mobile suit fusion reactors would actually "melt down" or somehow undergo a nuclear explosion. They do seem to react violently when hit by beam weapons, but the Japanese publications normally claim that's just the propellant, fuel, etc expl...
by toysdream
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

If we take those Nu Gundam power outputs seriously - which I don't think we necessarily have to, since they come from the kit manuals and Entertainment Bible 3 rather than being part of the original published specs - then they're actually really strong evidence for the theory that these "output" spe...
by toysdream
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

An addendum: I noticed some references in the Japanese websites to the Gundam 0083 drama CD ("Artillery Battle at Lunga" or however you care to translate it), so I went and looked that up. There's some interesting stuff in the booklet! For starters, we get Aristide Hughes's reminiscences about the b...
by toysdream
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Definitely an interesting side discussion! This is all going to be a bit vague and contradictory, since the world of Gundam techno-backstory is currently in a pretty bad state of repair. Aside from the MG and HG-UC kit manuals, there's been very little genuinely new information on UC mobile suit tec...
by toysdream
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Late UC Reactors: switch to He3-He3?

The He3-He3 reaction would have heavier reactants (6.03 mass units versus 5.03 mass units), and it produces barely 2/3 as much energy per reaction, so this seems like it would be inferior in terms of fuel efficiency. I've seen some Japanese publications claiming that, from F91 onwards, the fuel used...
by toysdream
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

It's not recharged by the mobile suit's reactor. Remember that the beam bazooka has its own internal generator that provides the energy (i.e. Minovsky particle) supply - all it needs from the mobile suit is electrical power.

-- Mark
by toysdream
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Well, we know that there are two ingredients to activating a UC beam weapon - a supply of energy in the form of Minovsky particles, and the electrical power required to compress the particles into mega particles and fire them out of the weapon. Since E-caps store particles in a pre-compressed form, ...
by toysdream
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Regarding the Gelgoog beam machine gun (the one used by the MS-14Jg, but also included for the MS-14A in the original MG kit), if it has a power condenser instead of an E-Cap (or beside one), does that mean that the weapon can actually replenish it's mega particles as long as its connected to a MS ...
by toysdream
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

Updated the graphic again with the Z'od-iacok, plus the mega particle turrets from the Argama and White Base. (I wanted to include the upgraded versions both ships were later given, but the model sheets don't really give enough context to get a precise scale.) It's amusing to realize that the Argama...
by toysdream
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits
Replies: 146
Views: 25966

Re: Random Gundam Tech Tidbits

First of all, is the weapon from the YMS-18 meant to be one? I think it's just a projectile-firing machine gun. So the tradition of the projectile-firing Kaempfer continues! Regarding the Gelgoog's beam machine gun, I was wondering if the drum attached to Cima's MS-14FS' beam machine gun was meant ...