Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sat, 27 May 2000 21:06:55 -0400


Don't the Neo-Zeon develop suits similar to the Gyan, though?

----- Original Message -----
From: Rodrick Su <rsu@tigana.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 8:55 PM
Subject: RE: [gundam] Gyan ancestors? was Re: Gelgoog!

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Federico Makabenta
> > > MS-15 GYAN
> > > Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
> > > Overall height: 19.9 meters
> > > Base weight: 52.7 tons
> > > Full weight: 68.6 tons
> > > Power generator output: 1360 kW
> > > Rocket thrusters: 56200 kg total
> > > Acceleration: 0.82 G
> > > Sensor radius: 4400 meters
> > > Armament: beam saber x 1, missile x 56, hide bomb x 12
> > > Mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
> > >
> >
> > Question: what are the ancestors of the Gyan? It seems to be a mobile
suit
> > without any "children" so to speak and something that wasn't
mass-produced
> > in great quantities..
> >
>
> Gyan is developed at the California Base (I think) and took to space by Ma
> Kube after he lost Odessa. Since it lost the next generation mobile suit
> contract to Gelgoog, it is more or less a one of a kind (there are
probably
> 3 or 4 made). As for its descendant, at the end of OYW, the plan for the
> next generation mobile suit after Gelgoog was already on the drawing
board.
> It's the mobile suit Galbaldy Alpha. The Federation took over the
> development of Galbaldy and an improved version Galbaldy Beta is
eventually
> mass produced at Luna II.
>
> Galbaldy combines the best features from both Gyan (shield missile and the
> nimble characteristic) and Gelgoog (beam rifle). Even though in terms of
> technology it's a near OYW vintage mobile suit, Galbaldy is still a well
> functioning mobile suit during Gryps Conflict.
>
> [ Rodrick Su [ ]
> [ rsu@tigana.com [ I might be crazier than you think. ]
>
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