Re: Gundam Fleet Composition Examples

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 12:31:53 -0700 (MST)

> Well, my guess is "not any more". anyway, does anyone knows how
> GP-02's bazooka _REALLY_ works? does it shoots the nuke out, or does it use
> the nuke to generate a beam? =)

  Who knows, it's anime after all.
  Simply put though, there's no way the GP-02 could realistically blow up
the nuke and then 'channel' the explosion through the barrel, that's just
too corny to believe. And besides, what would be the point of the shield
if that's what you do?
  But the fact of the matter is that's apparently how it was animated.
Grrr. My opinion is that just assume that the GP-02 fires the nuke
'normally' and then it blows up at long range.
   This leads to some interesting questions, which we get from the line
art and from the MG kit:

        1. How can the Nuke be long range when it looks like it hardly has
        any thrusters on it at all, and no fuel-tank area?
        2. Why is the 'zook barrel so long and so 'techy' looking?
        3. Why does the 'zook require an aiming reticle?
        4. Why not use a 'normal' Fed 360mm 'zook with the nuke?

  My theory is that the GP-02 Bazooka is actually a giant _rail_gun_
(which explains why it looks the way it does, and why the nuke is shaped
like that). It requires a massive amount of power and 'kicks' the nuke out
of the barrel at high speed, which allows the nuke shell to not have to
carry its own rocket motors and fuel (Safety hazard) and makes it hard to
intercept or be shot down. This explains a great deal about the way the
GP-02 seems to operate with its nuke!


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