Rodrick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Sat, 20 May 2000 07:31:02 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James II L Ravelo
> > From: Lim Jyue
>
> > I think one of the more popular theory going around is
> that the GP01
> >is an escort of the "bomber" GP02. It does seems logical,
> especially given
> >the FB variant. Furthermore, the escort/point-man abilities of
> the original
> >RX-78 series has already been proven. The GP01 seems like a evoluation of
> >this idea.
>
> agreed...one thing that bothered me was how come they didn't just
> outfit the GP01 into the Fb variant when the Albion went to
> Australia to test Unit 1 and 2? aside from Bandai making more
> kits, was it due to time constraints?

Fb variant makes no sense in a gravity environment. The Fb variant is
strictly a space only variant.

> > A GP02 is a massive one-shot bomber, but I never liked
> the idea of a
> >one-shot weapon, especially with UC's emphasize against nuclear
> weapons. It
> >could have led to a B variant, armed with ship-busting bazookas
> and missiles
> >though, so it's possible a GP02B may have eventually reached production.
>
> hmmm...it could be...or just arm it with a huge beam bazooka with
> enough power to dispatch its target and have remaining power to
> deal with other units which would break through the GP01Fb escort

Agree.

> > As discussed earlier, a GP03 is not likely to be mass-produced.
> >However, the proposed GP04 might have been mass-produced as a long range
> >interceptor. I think AE might have ran out of money to carry on
> with GP04.. =)
>
> LOL...yeah, but given the fact that having a slagged GP01
> converted to a GP01Fb costs much more than an intact GP01
> converted to a GP01Fb - I think that funneled more money from
> those allocated for the GP04 towards the GP01's direction
>

The Feds cancelled GP04. They basically saw that GP04's function is pretty
much of a duplication of GP01-Fb.

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
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