Neil Baumgardner (email@example.com)
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 00:23:39 -0400
Mark Simmons wrote:
> It's just given by thruster. However, it's pretty clear that the 0083
> staff deliberately halved the Rick Dom II's thrust to bring it in line
> with other contemporary mobile suits - as I pointed out, they changed its
> turn time accordingly, and also halved the Gelgoog Jaeger's thrust for
> its reincarnation as Cima's Gelgoog. If the Rick Dom II really had an
> additional hundred tons of thrusters tucked under its skirt, it would
> have a total thrust 1.5 times that of the GP01, and about three times
> that of the supposedly-superior Gelgoog.
> Ignoring the potential contribution of the skirt thrusters is just a
> 0083 quirk, just as the folks who spec'd out Z Gundam and 0080 ignored
> the contribution of the foot thrusters. Evidently it's shared by the
> animators, since in 0083 the Rick Dom II and Gelgoog Marine are seldom
> shown using their skirt thrusters at all - they rely almost entirely on
> the backpack engines, with occasional boosts from the feet.
Hmm, thanks for the clarification, that is a little frustrating, at least
like me who's been trying do Mekton stats and showing how much thrust
from where. Oh well. One last question on the Rick Dom II: is there any
difference in appearance b/w the 0080 and 0083 one? Interestingly enough,
MS Enyclopedia doesnt even show the 0083 version.
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