James Boren (jboren@earthlink.net)
Sat, 15 May 1999 01:54:24 -0700

>The only rational reason I can come up with on why heat blade or heat saber
>type weapon system continued to get produced after the general introduction
>of Beam Saber type close quarter weapon system is the simplicity of the
>heated weapon, and possible less energy requirement. I imagine that heated
>weapon system just have the main blade connected to whatever power source
>and off they go.
>The beam blade system on the other hand requires energy to activate the
>e-cap to form the I-Field blade shell, magnetic field to shape the shell,
>and plasma to fill the shell.
>Are there any heated weapon system in the post-ZZ era?
>[ Rodrick Su [ ]

The heat hawk in particular should have been retired as soon as the GM
showed up. The hawk was in all likelyhood never intended to fight against
another mobile suit, only to save ammo on wounded targets. It has such a
short reach vs the Beam sabre.


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