Canal Vorfied (vorfied@capital.net)
Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:59:17 -0500


----- Original Message -----
From: Edward Ju <gundam@loop.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] transatmospheric mobile suits?

> >I was just watching the gundam movie trilogy and was thinking. Okay, so
the
> >RX-78 is capable of re-entry. Obviously Zakus can't do re-entry, as we
> >learned in the same scene, but are there others that can?
> >
> >Yeah there's the Zeta and it's Wave Rider form, but what about others? I
> >never saw Zeta (tho I'd really like to get my hands on the series,
> >preferably with subtitles of some sort, cough cough), but I don't think
any
> >of the other suits could manage alongside it. Super Gundam MK IIs? the
ZZ?
> >Were there any others?
>
> None of the other suits were capable of re-entry as-is, unless they were
> equipped with a reverse-parachute style re-entry backpack, or riding on
> the Zeta Waverider, as the Hyaku Shiki and Quebeley II did. The Mk-II had
> a prototype Waverider for its re-entry, which allowed it to remain engaged
> for far longer than any other suit could prior to re-entry. That
prototype
> eventually led to the Zeta's Waverider form.

A Ballute system. Kirklicon unfortunately had his ripped by Camille in
Z Gundam. ^^
Didn't the Ahgama have a ship sized version of it too?

> >And, as per the subject of this message, were any of them capable of
LEAVING
> >the earth's atmosphere? I figure the Zeta might have had a sort of
> >disposable booster or something, but beyond that, I just don't know.
>
> The Mk-II used rockets to leave the atmosphere. Don't recall any suits
> that were capable of this feat by itself without some kind of booster/
> rocket assistance. Even the ones from V needed a ride of some sort.
>
> >I
> >figure most of the suits couldn't, since it reuires such a large amount
of
> >thrust to do so. The core fighters maybe?
>
> I've seen modified Core Fighters that are either strapped to rockets or
> has a huge booster attachment in hobby magazines, but these aren't really
> canonical.
>
> Eddie
>
>
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