Paul Fields (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 16:40:24 EST

Char could have also used the added speed
from the catapult on the Musai, a newbie
pilot might not have the courage of the old
human cannonballs, maybe Char told the crew
of the catapult to throw him faster, since
he can then keep all of that speed until he
has to turn, and burn it off then. Char could
also pile on velocity until he approaches a
target at three times the normal Zaku velocity
but as I mentioned before.

  "A good piot doesn't outfly his wingmen"


>From: Tomonaga <>
>Subject: Re: [gundam] Char Aznable = Charles Aznavour?
>Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 08:28:01 +1300
>Edward Ju wrote:
> > While we are on the subject of Char...
> >
> > One of the 08th MS Team LDs reconciles the fact that his Zaku II was 3
> > faster than a regular Zaku II with the current spec of a commander's
>Zaku II
> > having 20% higher output than a regular Zaku II by claiming that, while
> > executing his 5-ship attack run during the battle of Ruum, Char was able
> > gain additional thrust by kicking off against the downed ship as he
>fired his
> > thrusters heading towards the next ship.
> >
> > It's funny how a series notorious for timeline violations is serving up
> > major rationalization that's been plaguing the specs of Char's MS-06S.
> >
> > Eddie
>I think the original notion that Char's Zaku was three times faster than
>regular one is irrefutable as the speed measurement came directly from the
>Base operator's console.
>Unless they are claiming that...(^ - ^)
>(a) Oscar & Marker are incompetent/inexperienced/under pressure/etc Even
>they were part of the only few people on board who had official Federation
>military training and were assigned to the White Base.
>(b)The White Base instruments were still under testing and were not
>correctly and could not even tell the relative speeds of approaching
>(c) The White Base instruments were supplied by the least expensive tender
>were not necessarilly of the highest quality.
>(d) The other zaku pilot was inexperienced and was a little hesitant going
>battle for the first time.
>(e)The other zaku pilot was combat stressed and was a little wary of
>into battle at full speed.
>(f)The other zaku was a very worn out unit in need of a complete overhaul
>and had
>severely reduced performance.
>(g)The other zaku pilot or his family had been wronged by
>Char/Casval/Zeon/Sayla/Artesia and had vengence on his mind but could not
>the courage/skill to do so personally so decided to let the Federation take
>of Char.
>(h)The other zaku pilot was an assasin working for Kishiria who suspected
>true identity all along and wanted him dead to be safe, but later when the
>assasin failed and the news of the White MS spread she decided he was more
>alive. The assasin was under orders to make the death look like an
>accident or
>in battle. He was very wary of Char's skill and decided to let the
>Federation do
>the dirty work.
>(i) Anything else you can think of...
>I wonder what is so wrong with his Zaku being three times faster? His Zaku
>obviously stock, and it's not unreasonable to get a threefold performance
>increase over a mass production 'bread and butter' model.
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