Su, Rodrick (
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:35:18 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away....
> On Thu, 12 Aug 1999 12:57:16 -0700 -Z- <Z@Gundam.Com> writes:
> > Mark Simmons surfaces briefly for another broadside:
> >
> > > Recently, Gundam 0083 the Movies claimed that Anaheim had three
> > >distinct development teams on the Gundam Development
> Project. One did
> the
> > >GP01 and GP01Fb, one did the GP03S, and a third - packed
> with Zeonic
> > >veterans - did the GP02A. This latter team, quoth the book, also
> worked
> > >on the canceled GP04.
> Now this puts a whole new spin on things. This explains how Delaz knew
> about
> the GP-02A and when it was going to be armed. Sure you had the spy,
> Aubil,
> who was depicted in the show, but this explains a few of the
> pecularities
> that
> came up in the show. Number 1 is why the GP02A looks so
> sinister. I can
> understand the need to have those massive vents and the
> heavier armor for
> the head, but there had to be a way to utilize it without giving the
> Gundam
> such an evil looking face. Then there is the whole matter of
> Gato being
> able
> to pilot the Gundam with absolutely no problems as to the layout. I
> understand
> that Gato is an ace pilot and can fly anything, but there is the fact
> that will be
> differences in layouts between a strictly Fed design and
> partially Zeonic
> design. If the whole team is in on it, and taking pointers from Delaz,
> they will
> design the cockpit such that any Zeonic pilot could step in
> and have full
> functionality without any problems. Best example I can give
> would be to
> take a Russian pilot of a Sukoi SU-27 (or SU-29, the last
> one) and stick
> him
> in a F-15E Eagle cockpit. Sure, the pilot would know how to
> fly the F-15E
> (especially since the two fighters have the same basic fight
> envelope),
> but
> even discounting the language difficulties, the Russian pilot
> would have
> slight difficulties find certain controls, like the master arm switch,
> ECM,
> or flares. Gato had no such difficulties in using the GP02A,
> which means
> either
> the cockpit layout was the same as a Zeonic suit, or he had a detailed
> layout
> map of the cockpit.

Most likely the Zeon spies in AE give Delaz detail instruction on GP02a.

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