Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Sat, 1 May 1999 22:30:38 -0700 (MST)


> that the EFSF uses Frames, while Zeon was using ... uhm, what was their term

  Monocoque construction... like a tank.

> for it? well, not Frame anyway.. and difference in armour, fuel, etc. not to
> mention material density, pilot weight, etc.. =)

  Right, Jion mechs have big billowy armors with the internal parts bolted
to the shell (exoskeleton). Federation mecha have a dense internal frame
with lankier armor bolted to it (endoskeleton). Hence Fed mecha look more
compact while Jion mecha look more bloated.

> >remember how they hold it :P But if something heavy hit the shield, the
> >wrist is gonna hurt like hell.
> Better than having the heavy object hitting YOU. =)

  Think also, the GM-Commandos have the shield held in the hand, but flat
up against the forearm, so the arm takes the brunt of the impact, not the
hand. Besides, when you're going rapidly from ranged-fighting to close-in
melee combat, it sure pays to be able to quickly drop and pick up your
shield as necessary!

                                                                -Probe

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