Leslie_R (trojan@atoka.net)
Mon, 17 Jul 2000 20:08:05 -0500


precicily.. alot of those ten years was spent actually getting the
concept to fly, once the Mobile Suit had been proven more half of the
Federation scientist's work was done for them

--Les

Chris Beilby wrote:
>
> >1) Do you think it was realistic for Federation to come up with superial
> >mobile suit such as Gundam? I believe they had zero mobile suit in the
> >beginning of OYW. Which means it took less then a year for them to develop
> >and
> >create RX-78.
> >According to MS Era, Zeon's development of MS started as early as 0070UC.
> >How
> >was it possible for Federation to over come 10 year deficit.
> >
>
> The Gundam was never meant as a mass produced MS, but always as a prototype
> in the Japanese sense of the word (Powerful testbed unit for equipment to be
> included in later mass produced units.) And realistically, during wartime,
> this is how weapons development usually procedes. (The Atomic Bomb was the
> most heavily researched piece of equipment during WW2, and it took three
> years, where it would have been ten during peacetime.) As for the ten year
> difference, remember the operational difference is more like five years (The
> MS-05, which was the first Operational MS, entered service in UC 0074,)not
> to mention that the Feds had most likely captured at least one or two Zeon
> Zakus, and reverse engineered the technology from it (Not to mention that
> espionage could have played a roll.)
>
> >2) Who was in charge of development of Federation MS? I believe Amuro's
> >father
> >was involved. Was he the designer and creator of RX-78?
> >
> Tem Ray was one of the people involved in the V Plan, but certainly not the
> only one...
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