Thu, 9 Mar 2000 19:41:11 EST
In a message dated 3/9/00 7:07:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Well, I already threw out my wild-ass guess in an earlier message, so
> leave the speculation alone for now. But I can't resist sharing a couple of
> details about the Turn A's documented capabilities...
> First, and least spoilerishly, the Turn A is effectively hollow. Like the
> Sumo, it uses an "I-field Beam Drive" (IFBD) system, which means that its
> internal articulation is governed by a web of I-fields rather than by
> cumbersome hydraulics. Aside from the generator, cockpit, and propulsion
> systems, the mobile suit's interior is pretty much empty space. That's how
> come the Turn A can devote its chest to weapon racks, and its legs to
> internal thrusters. Owners of the 1/100 Sumo kit will note that it, too,
> a hollow chest and legs.
Wow!, This is some wild technology.
Further replies from me below, want to keep your spoiler buffer zone, since I
will be talking about the spoiler...
> Now, a spoiler from the later episodes. I think some buffer space is
> Keep going!
> Okay, that should do it.
> So, the Turn A Gundam has a special effect called the "Moonbeam Wings."
> These luminescent wings look like sort of a hybrid between the V2 Gundam's
> beam drives and the Evangelion's seraphic contraptions. They appear towards
> the end of the series, but it's not until the last few episodes that we
> finally find out what they are...
So, where are these Wings on the Turn A? Do they appear out of the back or
something? Do they add any to the look of the Turn A? Its doubtful they will,
but I'd love to have a kit or toy of the Turn A with its wings on.
> ...to wit, they're a blizzard of disassembler nanomachines manipulated by
> I-fields. No kidding. Their intended purpose is to break down pollutants
> contaminants - yes, just like in G Gundam - but they can potentially be
> for purely destructive ends as well. Those of you who've read Battle Angel
> Alita will be conversant with the potential of assembler and disassembler
> nanomachines, and will surely shudder accordingly!
I've never seen those two anime, but I do understand the potential of the
havoc nanomachines can cause.
> It's been previously established that the Turn A, like the Wadom and
> advanced mobile suits, has a covering of protective "nanoskin" -
> self-reconstructing assembler 'bots, which form a regenerative defensive
> layer. (And also have to be trimmed back every now and then when they grow
> over a cockpit hatch or sensor.) But this is a whole other order of
> nanopower, which really does pick up where G Gundam left off...
> -- Mark
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