Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sat, 20 May 2000 11:03:42 -0400


Just one question: Why not equip the regular GP01 so that it would at least
have the space capabilities of the original Gundam, which was amphibious(As
in, able to operate well both on land and in space). The GP01 seemed very
underpowered when Cima's Geloogs attacked the Albion and it's two escorts-As
Nina put it, "No Better than a GM"(Although technically, it was worse than a
GM) I suppose the regular GP01 was meant to be a "terran model" of some
sort, or they were'nt expecting it to get involved in a space battle anyway,
so why give it any kind of space capable stuff at all?
----- Original Message -----
From: Rodrick Su <rsu@tigana.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2000 10:31 AM
Subject: RE: Re: [gundam] GP series meant to be mass-produced?

> > -----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 [ ]
> [ rsu@tigana.com [ I might be crazier than you think. ]
>
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