Seto Kaiba wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:35 pm
That suggests that they do have some method for containing Ahab particles for longer than the particle's normal half-life.
Hmmm, the ability to delay the particles from almost immediate decay does make it more likely they can be used as beam particles, which is my favorite theory of what they’re made of. The instant decay was my only hesitation before this.
I think they only thing we know Ahab Particles are used for is artificial gravity and G-Force reduction in MS in addition to Asteroth’s Nanolaminate Sword.
Nanolaminate Armor is a bit more confusing, I’ve seen different sources contradict themselves as some say Ahab Waves and some say Ahab Particles. I “think” I recall more saying the latter though it’s been awhile and some of my old compiled notes were deleted in a phone failure. Nanolaminate Sword using Ahab Particles seem to imply that it’s the latter if the technology is similar.
Then again, considering Ahab Particles decay into Ahab Waves almost immediately under natural conditions, maybe all the Nanolaminate Armor sources can be technically right in a way.
yazi88 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Oh yeah, there are heat projectile weapons shown, I'm just surprised it hasn't been applied to melee weapons. But then again, not too many Gundam series outside of UC have heat melee weapons...
I think 00 also has them, the Green GN Condenser blades seen later in the series converts GN Particles into heat in order melt the armor right before contact, which then further increases the damage from traditional kinetic blows. Gadess’ sword and Kyrios shield’ makes use of them in slightly different implementations of heat though it using the same materials
In regards to heat in IBO, it’s possible that putting them in swords might make maintaining the sword even harder and not worth the extra cost and effort.
The degree of thermal weakness of Nanolaminate Armor is still not totally clear as Biscuit’s statement from Episode 7 was that repeated hits from napalm can melt Nanolaminate Armor. It’s a big statement but we also know from the same arc also that repeated shots to the same spot can also peel of the armor (albeit I assume it takes more shots since ranged ballistic resistance is a stated feature of the armor)
Barbatos also survived re-entry with the armor paint relatively intact, which despite it using another mobile suit as a shield probabaly can’t happen if the thermal weakness was super bad.
So my impression personally has been that heat seems like it does extra damage than normal but probably not to the point that it’s worth putting in everything. Would explain why incendiary bullets are not used in the guns as well.