RE: [gundam] Best battleship at its time?

Rodrick Su (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 19:23:50 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Y. Choe []
> Sent: Sunday, April 04, 1999 6:34 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [gundam] Best battleship at its time?
> > The Salamis has 5 times more missiles than the Musai? That's a
> surprise!
> > It really IS a good ship then! Yes, and Fed designs seem to always be
> more
> > compact and better protected than the Zeon spacecraft...
> Unfortunately,
> > the bridges always seemed rigged with explosives. (Growl).
> Hey, all them missiles gotta go somewhere, with all them fancy stuff
> that
> the Fed's Salamis carry. I guess they just blooming ran out of room...
> Designer 1: "Hey... We need to stow like 500 missals in them ships, but
> we
> don't have any room left!"
> Designer 2: "What? What about that space right there? (points to the
> schematic) There's plenty of room there!"
> Designer 1: "Wait! That's the bridge! We can't do that!"
> Designer 2: "Look, what are the chances of a weapon hitting the bridge
> precisely? Huh? Not unless the enemy got some huge humanoid machines,
> let's call them mobile suits, with mobility to place themselves right on
> the
> bridge. It's okay. No one's gonna hit the bridge with mere ship based
> weapons!"
> Designer 1: "Well, I suppose you have a point. Okay, we'll put the most
> explosive ones on the top, right below the bridge!"
> Designer 2: "That's the thinking!"
> We're they on crack, much like the guy who designed Zakrello?
> Y. "Don't kick near the bridge" Choe

You know, this sounds very much like the torture that was the design of Bradley
Fighting Vehicle, as documented in the book and movie "The Pentagon War". A
project that got bloated beyond belief, and everyone who addes to the bloat got
promoted, and the guy who blew the whistle got kick out of the military...

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