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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Burke Rukes
> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2000 16:58
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: G-Generation Gather Beat (Was: Re: [gundam] Dom Funf?!)
> Vincenzo writes,
> >I have seen today the latest Hobby Japan (with a deformed SD Gundam on
> >the cover). Inside, in the G-Generation article I saw a rather strange
> >Dom with the upper dorso af a Dom Tropen and the lower of
> >a...well...however it has
> >no legs one can speak of. It is labelled as a MS-09 F/N.
> Funny, I was JUST going to post an email on this very topic, and Vincenzo
> beats me to the punch. :) Anyway, does anyone have any info on this new "G
> Generation Gather Beat" game? What platform is it supposed to be for? I'm
> also having trouble translating the name of this new Dom... it looks like
> MS-09F/Bn Dom Bayn Nihetz (???) but I'm totally lost. The literal kana is
> "ba-i-n-ni-he-tsu." If anyone can figure out its name for me, I'd be most
> appreciative... particularly since my German is so rusty it crumbles upon
> use. :)

"Bein" is leg, but I can't parse "nihetz" into anything meaningful. The closest
match to an actual German word that I can find that makes any sense is "nichts"
(nothing). "Bein nichts" would then literally be "without leg" or "legless" and
at least be descriptive, in the same sense that Full Vernian is descriptive.

A legless Dom that mounts the torso directly onto a hovercraft would cut out the
middleman insofar as the hover feet are concerned and allow Zeon to field more
units for the same cost without sacrificing performance to an unacceptable


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