Gundam EZEight (
Mon, 25 Dec 2000 22:28:36 -0800 (PST)

my question was not what or where the cameras were
mounted. i knew everything you said already. what i
asked was if the Alex and all the MS that has
panoramic 360 degree view had sideway looking cameras.
if they don't, how do they get the view? do the heads
have to constantly move left and right to update the
--- -Z- <> wrote:
> > yep yep yep. care to comment about the camera
> thing
> > too?
> I'm afraid I've forgotten the question, but I'll
> cover what we know about the
> cameras on the Gundam and GM and maybe that'll
> answer the question.
> Various sources, including a number of MG model
> manuals, indicate that the main
> camera for the Gundam and GM is in the crest of the
> head, sometimes called the
> "mohawk" by American fans -- it's the green square
> in the front. If you look at
> the back of the head, you'll see a smaller green
> square at the rear end of the
> crest -- the main camera scans both ahead and
> behind, so the Gundam and GM
> literally have eyes in the backs of their heads.
> The two "eyes" in the face -- the GM is also
> binocular, as shown in Blue
> Destiny, where you can see two "eyes" shining
> through the red goggle -- are
> secondary cameras used for targetting at close
> range, as with the head-mounted
> Vulcans. The "gun sight" is the Gundam's beam rifle
> extends the range of the
> targetting cameras to match the range of the rifle.
> In the original Gundam, there was no linear seat or
> all-range monitor -- the
> pilot had only a half dozen monitors set on on an
> overhead ring for views
> outside the cockpit and a targetting viewer on a
> pantographic arm, much like
> that used in the Rebel Alliance X-Wing fighters in
> Star Wars, not the panoramic
> view in all directions. This was introduced in Z
> Gundam, then retconned to
> Gundam 0080 and Gundam 0083. That being said, there
> were "peripheral" side
> views through the overhead monitors from the
> beginning, suggesting side-facing
> cameras in the shoulders.
> I don't recall ever seeing shoulder-mounted cameras
> pointed out in any
> illustrations, but that doesn't mean I never saw it,
> only that I don't recall
> one way or the other.
> -Z-
> -
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