Re: Gundam Fleet Composition Examples


Mark Nguyen (mnguyen@hotmail.com)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 17:59:30 PST


> This is called nuclear pulse propulsion. It's a legitimate proposal
for
>space travel, and is used in the Gundam world to move large asteroids
like
>Axis. The trick is to use a reaction that generates only charged
>particles... like, say, the helium-3 fusion reaction used in mobile
suit
>reactors. Such a weapon would just be a leaky mobile suit reactor, with
>perhaps extra tweaks to the magnetic field to accelerate and focus the
>blast.

Memory lane time: wasn't this the propulsion system originally designed
for the Daedelus Probe back in the 70s? Two-stage spacecraft, 0.1 of
lightspeed, getting there in 50 years..?

Mark-II

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