Lim Jyue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 16:31:54 +0800
At 00:19 03/05/2001 -0800, Gundam EZEight wrote:
>but wouldn't the eyes be better located at the feet?
Well, yes, to give a ground level view... or to let Richie have a
grand view of Garrick before he STOMPZ(tm) him. =)
>i always figured the sensors in th head to be the main
>camera, though i was always stumped as to why there
>are no sideway-looking cameras, but the panoramic
>display cockpits have side views....
I think the consensus a long time ago is that the mohawk camera of
the Gundam/ GM series is the main camera, whereas the "eye-cams" of the
Gundam series are for peripheral vision mainly.
>i think the red chin thing is the radar. i saw what
>looked like a radar in the MG Gundam ver1.0 booklet.
That's a new one. In the MG 79[G], it seems to be a heat-exchanger
with a fan-like device; In MG Mk. II, it seems to be another heat exchanging
device, although it's not opened. In the MG NT-1 it's simply not shown. =)
I'm not too sure whether it can be a radar... IIRC, warplanes' radar
are not supposed to be painted, and I'm not too sure how well armoured they are.
>how big are the cameras anyway? the heads are pretty
>big, and so are the cameras... considering we have
>cameras nowadays that have incredile resolutions,
>those things must be able to see to the back side of
Telescopic lens, etc.. backup optics, IR, etc. are probably bundled
together in the mohawk for ease of access and maintainence. Actually,
considering most Gundam heads also contain a 60mm Vulcan with ammo, as well
as optics and cooling equipment, there might not be much room in there at all.
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