Gouf's Heat sword/saber?

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Post by razgriz » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:29 am

and obviously they are a lot more heavy and cumbersome to wield than something that is basically just the handle with a few important technical components inside.

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Post by ExhileVoid » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:49 pm

If there's a big weakness in solid heat weapons, its their durability. Unlike beam weapons, the blades of a solid heat weapon will need to be repaired or outright replaced after several battles or they'll break. A perfect example I see where a heat weapon started to break during battle would be Sandrock Kai's heat shotels in Endless Waltz.

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Post by mcred23 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:03 pm

ExhileVoid wrote:If there's a big weakness in solid heat weapons, its their durability. Unlike beam weapons, the blades of a solid heat weapon will need to be repaired or outright replaced after several battles or they'll break. A perfect example I see where a heat weapon started to break during battle would be Sandrock Kai's heat shotels in Endless Waltz.
Pretty much, correct. In the terms of one or a few battles though, UC has shown us that heat weapons can keep up with beam weapons more or less fine, but you're right that they'd need to be replaced/repaired/something'd-like-that after a while to bring the weapon back to peak status.
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Post by Sanjiro » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:38 pm

In the Lost War Chronicles manga, there is a scene where a Gouf Custom is fighting a RGM-79 (G) GM, and theyre standing in the middle of a lake. The Gouf had actually popped up outta the water, and proceded to slash away at the GM. However, the sword didn't completely cut through the shield. The caption said the water was cooling off the heat saber. Just wondering if that could actually happen, or if the sword is just too hot and would immediatly cause the water around it to turn into steam.
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Post by Black Knight » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:17 pm

The heat transfer required to turn water around a heat sword into steam would still cause a net loss of temperature of the heat sword's blade. The question is, though, how large the temperature drop would be, and that we just don't know because we don't know the specific details of how hot heat weapons get, or how quickly lost heat due to cutting action (melting armor would also cause a heat loss) can be replaced.

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Post by Forgotten Knight » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:20 pm

If it was all that rapid of a cooling, it would warp, and probably ruin, the heat saber. I've done that with a frying pan before. :oops:
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Post by ORegan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:26 pm

Keep in mind that it depends on how much it cooled down, and what kind of metal it is.

I'm pretty sure the same material for your cooking utensil isn't used for a gigantic sword. :P
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Post by Recon 5 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:21 pm

I don't know if it was an inaccuracy on Tomino's part, but in the first Gundam novel Char thought that the RX- 78's saber would melt right through his heat hawk.
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Post by His Divine Shadow » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:51 pm

Recon 5 wrote:I don't know if it was an inaccuracy on Tomino's part, but in the first Gundam novel Char thought that the RX- 78's saber would melt right through his heat hawk.
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