Michael Y H Ip (reika@clear.net.nz)
Tue, 02 Nov 1999 05:18:17 +1300

Tomonaga wrote:

> May be they have better explosives so they can
> keep the size to a minimum, but then you expect
> the weapons to fire much more than a few rounds
> and is it necessary for it to be shoulder
> launched ?.(Gundam's bazooka fires 5 rounds? if
> I'm not mistaken)

I haven't been following this thread so forgive
any ignorance I may show. You mention something
about scaling up from human to MS. Remember
whenever you scale up a n object of two
area increases by 2^2=4. If you scale up all the
dimensions for a 3D object, then volume increases
by 2^3=8, so I presume the amount of explosive in
your question will also increase, and has the
*potential* to do 8x more damage. I say
*potential* because as someone who deals in
pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics (and
multiprocessor PC's), there is not always a simple
linear/exponenential or even non-linear relation
between input and output.

      Big bore exhausts are for V8 wannabes
                  Michael Ip

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