Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

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Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

Post by felip3cruz » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:43 am

Did the "Mk" Gundam line had any descendents beyond the Mk-V? Not counting the mass-produced models like the AMX-014 Döven Wolf, of course.

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Re: Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

Post by AmuroNT1 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:38 am

If you mean things like a Mk-VI or beyond, then no, the Mk-V was the last of that line.
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Re: Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

Post by Arsarcana » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:50 pm

Right, no direct descendants but the Nu is (very) indirectly related to it since some of its tech was first tested out on the Silver Bullet

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Re: Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

Post by domino » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:02 am

It seems like the reason for the discontinuation of the "Mark" series is linked to the Federation's belief/hope that the threat of Zeon has finally ended now that Char is dead.

Consider that the Federation was also preparing to start its own mobile suit development branch, SNRI with the Formula Project then you can see why they did not commission a Gundam Mk 6 from Anaheim.

This is probably also linked to why they did not advance beyond the Jegan series as their mainstay grunt MS for so, so very long....

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Re: Beyond the ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V

Post by HalfDemonInuyasha » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:07 am

domino wrote:It seems like the reason for the discontinuation of the "Mark" series is linked to the Federation's belief/hope that the threat of Zeon has finally ended now that Char is dead.

Consider that the Federation was also preparing to start its own mobile suit development branch, SNRI with the Formula Project then you can see why they did not commission a Gundam Mk 6 from Anaheim.

This is probably also linked to why they did not advance beyond the Jegan series as their mainstay grunt MS for so, so very long....
Yeah, even after the Heavygun and G-Cannon came out, they didn't so much "replace" the Jegan as more so than "compliment" it. It really wouldn't be until the Jamesgun and Javelin really kicked off that the Jegan (and Heavygun and G-Cannon) would finally be completely replaced as the mainstay MS, but then those two end up taking the Jegan's place as being used for SO long without new designs to replace them, as shown in Victory Gundam another 30 years later, once again due to lagging because of hope that there would be no more Spacenoid uprisings.
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