James L. Ravelo II (jravelo2@pacific.net.ph)
Sat, 07 Aug 1999 15:31:10 +0800

Richie Ramos wrote:

> >>All that coolant will act as a very effective radiation shield. The outer
> >>armor will still become quite hot, radioactively speaking, and will need
> >>replacement, but the actual Mobile Suit itself will be untouched. And the
> >>electronics and pilot should survive fine.
> >>SJ
> >Maybe the shield is a BIG MAGNET. A electromagnet powered by its own
> >generator and that maybe why it needs the coolent. You know how well the
> >magnetic field deflects radiation... And that heavy armors on the MS maybe
> >electromagnetic field-proof (maybe some substance that will not let them
> >pass) so that internal electronics will stay intact... Interesting stuff. I
> >just like how it looks, still.
> That's a good point, the shield itself could conceivably be able to
> generate a magnetic field to deflect particles...and the heavy armor of the
> MS would be just to deflect heat and some blast damage...a shield that size
> could have a very large field. An extension of the idea is if it actually
> harnesses Minovsky particles in a magnetic field to create a "passive
> field" just enough to deflect radiation and heat from the gp02a.
> Hmmm...and that would explain Gato's need to retreat when the shield gets
> damaged.

i haven't really watched 0083 but would having lead inside the shield be as
effective? how thick would the lead be if it was inside?

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