Mon, 08 Jan 2001 00:26:20 +0800
I can't read Japanese at all so these are just assumptions (my chinese does help
Anyway, in the passage about the MS-10 Pezn-Dwadge, MC is mentioned a few times but I
think it was still in test-stage. My guess is that MS-11 Act-Zaku (according to this
book) is the first Zeon MC prototype. Something about an North-US EFSF base (not CA
or NY) was captured and some tech info was acquired but it also says that the MC was
in development at the same time as the EFSF...... I am lost here. MS-09RS (Char's
custom) had MC tech too but this MS was never built in the animation (only the
Why did they bother with MS-13 Gasha?? The MS uses a spiked-ball thingy.......
(don't know what it is called in english) instead of its claws and have no guns
(might be in the claws like MSM-07?? Strange MS...
As for the Gelgoogs, I think it was near the end of the war and Zeon's MC tech was
not fully developed. So they chose to get the beam weapons working on MS first. It
might be the cost too, since Zeon lost Odessa (along with resources).
Burke Rukes wrote:
> Hi people!
> I was just sitting here going through some translated
> mecha tech notes (thanks, Ricky! ^_^), and reading up
> on the MS-11 Acht Zaku, I was surprised to learn that
> it sported magnetic-coated joints. And considering
> that the MS-11 development project was scrapped and
> replaced with the MS-14 Gelgoog project, this leads to
> an obvious question: did the Gelgoogs feature magnetic
> coating as well?
> One would think not... the Gelgoog was already a high
> performer in terms of thrust/acceleration/speed... but
> considering that the Gelgoog was built to fight the
> best thing the Feds had at the time - in this case,
> the original Gundam - and that said Gundam did later
> receive the magnetic coating treatment... might it be
> possible that the Gelgoog also sports this feature?
> Some food for thought...
> This also raises another question... who developed the
> magnetic coating technology first? The Feds or the
> Zeons? Did one party steal the idea from the other? Or
> was is just a coincidental mutual development?
> On a side note, Ricky Lai also offered me an alternate
> spelling for the Acht Zaku's name... in this case,
> Acute Zaku. It does fit the transliteral
> pronounciation of the name ("a-ku-to za-ku")... and
> considering what I've just read and posted here,
> "acute" would make a lot of sense.
> Any thoughts? Mark? Dafydd? Eddie? Bueler? Fry?
> Anyone? Anyone? ^_^
> -Burke Rukes
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