Heero (zzgundam@home.com)
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 22:16:02 -0700

Generally, a Gundam has an armor consisting of a material called "Lunar
Titanium" also known as "Gundarium," while GM's lack any such armor.
I've been following discussions in which GM's are called "massed
produced Gundams," but correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't a suit have
to be made of Gundarium in order to be considered a "Gundam"? And since
a GM's armor doesn't have any Gundarium but is rather made up of a what
I beleive is a titanum alloy ceramic composite, they can't be called
"Gundams," can they? The fact they are armored with Gundarium is the
reason why the a Gundam can survive being bombarded by beam fire,
attacks, and a whole slew of other weapons that would totally obliterate
an ordinary mobile suit, not just because the hero of the hero of the
show happens to be in the suit. It's a good thing too that Kou (whom a
while ago was called "the most unaffective Gundam pilot") was in a
Gundam. Had he not had the GPs' added armor, he'd probably been killed
in the first battle with Gato. Even Christine was lucky to have been in
Alex, for she probably would not have survived Misha's ferious barrage
if it weren't for the fact that she was in a Gundam.

Chaos025@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/31/99 7:07:39 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> leew5@earthlink.net writes:
> > Not really...while its true that in Essense that the GMs (Jims!) are
> > supposed to be Gumdams Mass-Produced,
> > Its crappy armament and weak armor put it around the same level as the
> > Zaku II series in my book :)
> Where does the "weak armor" come from? I've never seen a reference to GMs
> having weaker armor than a Gundam, other than the fact the a main character
> pilot seems to be god in whatever MS that he/she pilots and GMs get blown
> away left and right (kind of like Zakus). The GP01 gets torn to pieces by
> Cima's Gelgoog beam machine gun, but it's the fact the Kou is the character
> of the shows about that prevents the GP01 from becoming an expanding fire
> ball. I have seen references to the GM Cannon II's heavy armor being the same
> as the G-4 Alex's Full Armor, which is far tougher than even any armor any
> previous Gundam mounted. But we see GM Cannon IIs getting trashed just like
> any other MS. And in Tomino's MSG novel trilogy (that many scoff at, but I
> don't) GM's were better armed and armored than the G-2 or G-3. It was Amuro's
> New Type abilities that made him invincible. Hell, GunCannons actually
> mounted far more armor than the Gundam, because the Gundam was intended as a
> close in fighter that needed to be light so it could maneuver.
> So please tell me where it is specifically stated that GMs are down graded
> Gundam. I have yet to find such a reference.
> SJ
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