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by Enchanter468
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Figured I'd drop by this thread again and see what was up. Ok, but my question is why that is an issue. I wasn't questioning whether or not it's true. It really depends on how much value you place on the originality of the machine's weapons loadout. It does have the same weapons/equipment as the Per...
by Enchanter468
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Although I can't be certain from the animation, it's probably this thing: https://youtu.be/B33OvWdeXfg?t=26s I don't think it has anything to do with the deuterion beam, but if you were referring to the green flash that we see when the shield expands, then that opens the question of what the green ...
by Enchanter468
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

One thing I forgot about earlier. It was asked why the Yata-no-Kagami would reflect rifle and cannon beams but not beam sabers. Well, here's my hypothesis. A saber blade in the Cosmic Era is hot plasma contained in a powerful magnetic field. The magnetic field is probably the single most important t...
by Enchanter468
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

It's also interesting that the Freedom's shield is said to have a laminated armor function, unlike the GAT-X series. In the Archangel, its laminated armor absorbs beam energy and distributes it across the entire hull to reduce the damage, and this accounts for the Archangel's streamlined shape. Sup...
by Enchanter468
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Aaaand here's a detailed explanation on the "anti-beam shield" from the MG Aile Strike kit manual. If you can make sense of this, you're wiser than I am! Standard equipment for the GAT series (except for the Buster, whose primary purpose is out-range attacks), in order to deal with the beam weapons...
by Enchanter468
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Well, I never thought I'd learn this much about plasma physics. Anyway, before I talk about the Yata-no-Kagami again, let's lay some groundwork. There is something called an electromagnetic electron wave (henceforth referred to as an EE wave). This is a wave that propagates through plasma. It has a ...
by Enchanter468
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

And there's the part about the reflection armor not working against beam blades (i.e., Shinn severs one of the Akatsuki Gundam's arms with a Beam Boomerang). How does a stream of beam particles hitting the armor not bounce off it from a beam blade? The answer's going to depend on what kind of syste...
by Enchanter468
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

IIRC The Akatsuki was shot in the face at one point during the Orb battle and the shot simply dissipated. I believe you're referring to the beginning of Phase-42 (40 or 41 in the remaster), where after Shinn sees his beam cannon shot bounce off the Akatsuki's torso and come back at him, he decides ...
by Enchanter468
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

...my personal hypothesis is that Cosmic Era anti-beam coating is highly magnetic. This comes mainly from SEED episode 49, wherein Mu (temporarily) stops a blast from the Dominion's Lohengrin with his shield. Assuming an ablative shield, I can't help but feel that the antimatter beam would have blo...
by Enchanter468
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

CE development of shields included anti-beam coating on it, thus it is reasonable to block beam sabres with shields to some extend.(unlike in UC, most if not all, solid shields gets sliced through by beam sabres.) *nods* The nature of anti-beam coating differs between the Universal Century and the ...
by Enchanter468
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

I don't recall ANY saber clashing scenes actually being changed. Not that there were many, but off the top of my head I can't think of any that were actually removed. The very first time Yzak and Kira cross blades in episode 11 was changed to a saber-on-shield hit. The second time it happens, howev...
by Enchanter468
Sun May 31, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Actually, I had quite a lot of people agreeing on me that the output we see attached to the beam weapons is the output required for the trigger of the E-cap energy. The actually power given out is around 5~20 times of that, stored in the e-cap.(from the picture taken in PG RX-78-2, so it likely hav...
by Enchanter468
Fri May 29, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Well, surprisingly a lot of that is technically true. Trans-humanoids in space combat with the AMBAC explanation is actually not just feasible, but likely to happen as long as energy technology becomes more advanced.(of course will look much more different and less artistic.) Beam weapons are also ...
by Enchanter468
Thu May 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Technically true, realistically impractical. This is what the UC explains their clashing, even for heat weapons(electromagnetic forces controlling the I-Field that holds the plasma) Practically speaking, notice how close you have to get the magnets before their forces becomes strong enough to give ...
by Enchanter468
Wed May 27, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Getting shot down and Surviving!
Replies: 22
Views: 3192

Re: Getting shot down and Surviving!

Mu's survival is the result of a retcon. As of the end of SEED , he was supposed to be dead, but apparently in the runup to Destiny Fukuda and Morosawa decided they wanted to bring him back, forcing them to BS their way through it. Waltfeld's survival is far easier to explain. While we do see a grea...
by Enchanter468
Wed May 27, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 25352

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Isn't it plausible that the fields that hold the saber particles together can just repel each other when clashing? Absolutely. Ever tried to put two magnetic South or North poles together? It's borderline impossible. Given that the plasma in a beam saber is held in place with a magnetic field, it's...
by Enchanter468
Thu May 21, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Railguns or Coilguns in SEED's Linear Tanks?
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Re: Railguns or Coilguns in SEED's Linear Tanks?

Consider that the long-rod penetrator might simply be made of a material that does not interact that efficiently with the EM forces generated by the coilgun. Therefore, the solution would be to surround the penetrator with a sabot made of a material that works better. The sabot gets dumped after th...
by Enchanter468
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Space Black Knight and other anime ripoffs
Replies: 26
Views: 4994

Re: Space Black Knight and other anime ripoffs

pd771 wrote:Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else knew of horrible anime ripoffs of years past?
I just ran across another one: a Korean abomination called Space Thunder Kids.

At first the similarities look like they could be coincidental, but 23 seconds in, the Red Base appears... :shock:
by Enchanter468
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Sayla Mass Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Re: Sayla Mass Question

Well, that and a random unexplained deus ex machine by which lo and behold, Judau's sister was alive after all. Which I thought kinda sucked. :? Now that I think about it, it's actually pretty weird to see Tomino bring someone back from the dead. Usually he's doing the reverse. As for Sayla, I also...