Paul Fields (
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 05:15:25 -0400

Actually you wouldn't need too much power if we were
to build Zeon type MS, mostly melee and projectile weapons
mega-beams are the stuff of sci-fi, and until we have equal
power to them, we should stick to the conventional weapons
we know...


----- Original Message -----
From: Lim Jyue <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 1999 1:08 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] a survey

> At 00:57 09/06/1999 -0400, you wrote:
> >Amateur anwer of the day, Either a US Nuclear Sub, or NASA space
> >probe, however the space probe use decaying nuclear piles not really
> >REACTors. The US Navy toyed with sodium cooled Reators for their
> >subs, and those could reah higher temperatures than water cooled ones
> >so some variant on this could be used for MS, but it'd still be huge.
> Yeah, I thought of that, but IIRC, the "boomer" plants are capable
> of power production way over the requirements of the sub.. Assuming we are
> interested only in building a reactor capable of propelling a small
> of under 100 tons, is it feasible?
> Most MS are under 100 tons, and they don't really produce that
> power from their reactor -- I doubt their reactors produce as much power
> the nuclear sub's. So.. is it possible to squeeze a conventional (i.e.
> current fission or experimental fusion) reactor into a MS frame?
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