Welcome to the Gundam Forums.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    6

    How Practical are these things?

    So how practical are mobile suits anyway? obviously not very. any info on this kind of thing and how the world is developing technology for mech type things would be welcome. thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,234

    Re: How Practical are these things?

    The thing about it is, as a society we could probably develop a rather large MS similar to that of a Zaku or maybe even something from Armored Core. HOWEVER. The problem with that, is powering it. Shy of using a nuclear reactor, we don't have an effective way of powering such a large weapon, with something small. Energy sources such as gasoline or diesel would deplete way to quickly for it to be useful, and wouldn't be efficient space wise. And batteries is just out of the question. To power something that large, would take way to many batteries.

    So in my opinion, to really see an advance in robotics, we're going to have to solve the energy crisis we're currently facing. We haven't really had a breakthrough in energy containment in a few years.
    "Born to lose, Live to win" - Lemmy Kilmister
    https://fb.me/ThWalkersMechHangar

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    6

    Re: How Practical are these things?

    If you think about it you'd also need an insane amount of thrust to make even a zaku fly wouldn't you.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    England
    Posts
    191

    Re: How Practical are these things?

    Aside from technical limitations, there's another glaring issue that Mobile Suits face which is the straying away from conventional state warfare to the more asymmetrical.


 

Similar Threads

  1. More things to let go
    By briank913 in forum Parts Utopia
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 17, 2018, 4:47 PM
  2. You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things
    By AtomicOldMan in forum Member Introductions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 19, 2014, 3:58 PM
  3. Thoughts on things
    By modelcars87 in forum The Real World
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: December 10, 2014, 2:22 PM
  4. Things not to buy...
    By ace in forum Modeling How-To, Tips, and Tricks.
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: April 8, 2014, 8:39 PM
  5. Things To Come
    By m1ck3y in forum Site Rules & Announcements
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 29, 2011, 3:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •