R.J. Barrett (mutant@bigsky.net)
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 19:41:46 -0600


So Gundams and Mobile Suits are more likely to be encountered. And Mobile
Armors are used for heavy assaults? Or to just rasied all kinds of hell on
the battlefield as well?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Mark Simmons
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 5:45 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] 0083 Models
>
>
> R.J. Barrett asks,
>
> > What is the difference between a Mobile Suit, a Gundam, and a
> Mobile Armor?
>
> Mobile suits and mobile armors are different varieties of
> mobile weapon; a
> Gundam is a type of mobile suit.
>
> Mobile weapon: a type of weapon that is typically (but not always)
> operated by a human pilot, with high power output & manueverability.
> Subcategories include mobile suits, mobile armors, mobile dolls,
> and mobile
> pods.
>
> Mobile suit: a humanoid mobile weapon, with manipulator hands
> and walking
> legs. These come in all sizes, with military mobile suits
> typically between
> 15 and 15 meters. Smaller civilian mobile suits are usually called "mid",
> "petit," or "junior" mobile suits.
>
> Mobile armor: a non-humanoid mobile weapon - usually larger,
> faster, more
> powerful, and more heavily armed than a mobile suit. There are a number of
> variable types that can change between humanoid and non-humanoid forms;
> these are classified as either variable mobile suits or variable mobile
> armors, presumably depending on their size and power.
>
> Gundam: a line of mobile suits based on, or inspired by, the Earth
> Federation's RX-78 close-combat mobile suit. The
> alternate-universe stories
> have their own unique derivations of this term.
>
> That help?
>
> -- Mark
>
>
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