Some of the existing figures claim that Jaburo only rolled as few as 330 GM: 42 early types and 288 late types (the difference supposedly being that the early types lacked space use equipment).RGM-79 GM wrote:During the war the Feds production capabilities were fine, they were able to make hundreds if not thousands of GMs, regular RGM-79, in a 2-3 month period on top of making all their other units. The only time they really have issues with production is after 0083. Though that was caused by financial problems rather than a lack of production capabilities.
Yeah losing California base did affect their production capabilities but most GMs were made at Jaburo and Luna-II IIRC, which considering how many they made in a short period really shows it wasn't that big of a deal in terms of production. Even without California base their production capabilities were still significantly better than Zeon's.
Another figure is that the EF only had a total of 600 "RX MS" for their space campaign. To make matters worse, at times there is a confusion of with this term of "RX MS" used by the EF (Mark has pointed out that at times it is uncertian if such term includes RB-79 Balls, derived from the RX-76 project).
"Meanwhile, the Vinson Plan and the personnel reinforcement plan were preparations for the coming space counteroffensive, with the goal of organizing an armada of 340 vessels and training their crews. It proved possible to construct these spaceships very quickly, and 228 vessels were ultimately commissioned. However, many of these vessels were only modified Columbus-class space carriers and Public-type assault boats, so it is hard to say whether the plan was truly a success."RGM-79 GM wrote:Them building 228 ships instead of 340 for the V plan had more to do with time than a lack of capabilities. AFAIK there is nothing really that says they couldn't build the ships and it is simply that they didn't.
"Although the existing GM was an accident-prone machine due to its rushed development"RGM-79 GM wrote:Where are you getting that the GM is accident prone? The only thing I can think of that might imply that is MS IGLOO when the GMs broke down while chasing the Zudah. I forget which topic but didn't Mark say that the Zaku II has a higher breakdown rate than the GM?
http://www.ultimatemark.com/gundam/arch ... ndam3.html
As for the breakdown ratio, you msut refer to thsi thread, in which I also pointed MArk hwo toher sources contradict this, to which he agreed:
Sorry, I didn't understand what did you meant regarding the MS develoepd at Pezun (I do should point out that Pezun is an asteroid that seems to have remained close to Side 3 and beyond the conflict during the OYW) have anything to do with the topic at hand. As for the impact that White Base had:RGM-79 GM wrote:Weren't the Act-Zaku and Galbaldy alpha Pezun MS? If so losing their earth bases didn't really affect them. Wait how would Whitebase show up at Jaburo and convince them to go for broke with OP Odessa? Odessa was over before they got to Jaburo.
"Garma Zabi's death then gave the Federation Forces an opening for their counteroffensive. With the Zeon forces having lost their commander, the Federation Forces dispatched large forces from their Alaska and Panama bases, and began advancing on the California Base from the north and south. Their next counteroffensive was carried out in the central region of Eurasia. The operation was codenamed "Odessa," and the Federation Forces threw roughly a third of their terrestrial fighting strength into this operation."
I'll address some of the other points at a later time since I'm falling sleep right now.