Leslie_R (trojan@atoka.net)
Sun, 06 Aug 2000 03:39:55 -0500


yes but are we talking about ammo-based cannons here or inherently
recoiless weapons like bazooka or presumably beam weapons?

-Les

L. M. Lloyd wrote:
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> One of the problems with figuring out anime physics, is figuring out
> what things are suppose to be there, but never got drawn. For example
> in CCA, you see that every time a gun fires, oppositely aimed
> reaction control thrusters of either the gun itself, the suit, or
> both, fire of in sync with muzzle flash. Now perhaps these scyronized
> thrusters were new to CCA era suits, or perhaps this was how it was
> always suppose to have been, but it was too much trouble to draw all
> that thrust, and all those thrusters in a weekly TV show. Personally
> I take the scenes in CCA as an indication that there have always been
> reaction control thrusters to dampen the recoil of weapon fire and
> leave it at that.
>
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> From: ROBOTICK <jercar@aristotle.net>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 9:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Mobile Suits can last how long?? Anybody?
>
> > How does such a high-energy weapon such as a laser sword not effect
> > the inertia of a mobile suit? That's something that bugs me,
> > especially when someone fires some huge buster rifle and it doesn't
> > move them an inch, yet their teeny little thrusters insanely rocket
> > them forward, and the amount of thrust used to vertically propel an
> > 18 ton mobile suit doesn't seem to even scratch the surface of
> > whatever it's standing on (like an aircraft carrier/rotting log).
> > I'm sorry if this has already been explained by someone. I was too
> > tired to scroll through all those letters and actually figure out
> > what they were replying to or if it was something that interested
> > me, so I deleted them all! How do you like that?
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