R.J. Barrett (mutant@bigsky.net)
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 19:41:45 -0600


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of jose luis manalansan 4
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 5:46 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: RE: [gundam] 0083 Models
> jost found this on a bbs
> Gundam - applies to the mobile suit RX-78 Gundam and its myriad
> descendants. The title robot from the original series, with its
> distinctive blue-and-white color scheme and V-shaped antennae, has been
> reincarnated in just about every one of the Gundam saga's sequels and
> spinoffs.
> Q. What are mobile suits?
> A. Mobile suits are one of Gundam's trademark gimmicks. These are giant
> robots, humanoid fighting machines operated by human pilots; they are
> typically 15 to 25 meters (50 to 80 feet) tall. The first mobile suits
> were developed by the Duchy of Zeon as high-mobility space fighters,
> and soon proved to be a major advantage for the Duchy.
> Contrary to popular supposition, mobile suits did not evolve from
> civilian construction machines. It was only after years of military
> research that the Duchy's engineers were able to solve the hardware and
> software problems involved in creating a humanoid vehicle. With these
> problems solved, the technology was subsequently adapted for civilian
> use.
> One step above the mobile suit is the fearsome mobile armor. These non-
> humanoid vessels are larger, faster, and more heavily armed than
> regular mobile suits, and are typically designed to look like scary
> monsters. Mobile armors are often used as testbeds for exotic new
> systems that are too bulky to be installed in mobile suits.

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