Winn Sevilla (
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:34:36 +0800

Back then i used to think that the F-91's real capability is its speed...
looking at the armor and such, it seems to be too thin compared to the previous
i thought it was too fast hence those after-images... also when the pilot first
tried it, it was too fast when it arose from the bay... ALSO, the name... F....
as in FORMULA...
formula one racing anyone???


Mark Simmons wrote:

> The after-images are generated as a byproduct of the Metal Peel-off Effect
> (abbreviated MEPE), one of the F91's arsenal of heat-dissipating gimmicks.
> When it's running at peak performance, with the biocomputer enabled, the F91
> has to use every means at its disposal to dump the excess heat. In addition
> to the opening face vent and the pop-out radiator fins, it can actually burn
> off the outer layers of its armor, shedding thin layers like a snake
> shedding its skin. These cast-off armor layers create the after-images that
> so vexed Karoso Ronah.
> I'm actually working up a theory about mobile suit heat regulation. I
> suspect that the "limiter" to which we occasionally see cryptic references
> is a heat-regulating system that reins in the mobile suit's performance to
> prevent overheating. When the pilot turns off the limiter, they can crank up
> the power for a limited time but must keep an eye on the heat buildup lest
> they screw up the mobile suit. (Kind of like how ace pilots sometimes turn
> off the AMBAC auto-balancing system so they can engage in wacky unbalanced
> manuevers.)
> This would explain the "Max Power" mode Shiro engages in 08th MS Team, and
> the short operating time of the Blue Destiny when it's running the EXAM
> system. But so far, I haven't found any written explanation of the limiter
> system, so this is still just speculation.

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