Re: [gundam] <SPOILERS> V Gundam Synopsis


Rodrick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Wed, 03 Feb 1999 16:34:24 -0800


At 04:10 PM 2/3/99 , you wrote:
>Rodrick Su writes,
>
>>Question: For the MS that has the seperation capability, does both top
>>half & bottom half have reactors? What about the core section?
>
> That gets into the broader question of where mobile suit reactors are
>located, anyway...
>
>
>The placement of the Zaku's reactor is pretty obvious: It's in the
waist,
>under the cockpit. In most cases, a mobile suit's chest is completely
>filled by the cockpit, chest vents, and shoulder articulation, leaving
>little or no room for a reactor. Thus, when in doubt, we can assume the
>average mobile suit reactor is in either the backpack, the lower
>torso, or
>the legs. The bulky lower legs of the Z Gundam and Dom, for example,
>house
>pretty substantial reactors.
>
> The classic core fighter has a pair of small reactors, contributing
>about
>a fifth of the Gundam's total power output. The rest is derived either
>from
>a bunch of small generators scattered about the Gundam's torso and
>legs, or
>from a large reactor in its back, depending on which sources you
believe.
>
> The GP01's main reactor is in its core fighter, specifically in the
>backpack section thereof. It's possible that supplemental generators
>might
>be located in the lower torso or legs, but the core fighter reactor is
>clearly adequate to run the mobile suit's powerful main engines and to
>use
>the beam sabers as beam guns.
>
> The ZZ's core fighter appears too puny to accommodate a reactor;
>according to the kit manuals, the ZZ's main reactors are in the legs and
>backpack, with a backup reactor in the beam rifle.
>
> The S Gundam has reactors in its huge shoulders and in the calves of
>its
>legs (the latter are part of the thermonuclear jet engine system). Those
>huge booster units appear to contain supplemental reactors.
>
> The V Gundam and V2 Gundam appear to keep their main reactors in the
>core
>fighter, which is substantially larger than that of earlier models. I
>wouldn't rule out supplemental reactors in the legs, though.
>
>
>In general, separating mobile suits seem to put their main reactors in
>the
>core fighter if it's big enough, or in the legs, torso, and backpack
>if it
>isn't. In this respect, they don't differ substantially from
>non-separating
>mobile suits, whose chests are usually too cramped to house reactors
>anyway.
>

OK, next question: What's the point of MS with seperation capability?
 Other than the need to sell more models and toys...

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