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  1. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    ... well, it's a wee bit more complicated then that, but I do agree about it looking like a pregnant whale (even those renders don't hide the fact that it's not a sleek looking fighter). I'm not sure the specifics, but I'm pretty sure that the X-35's "Mission X" clinched the deal (in short, a sortie outside of the test regime that had the test craft do a STOVL takeoff, and transition to supersonic flight). The "Boring" test craft couldn't do that - it had to swap out a bunch of equipment to do either action.
  2. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    As he said, with the following guidelines (which hasn't been updated in ages...): http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/34738-macross-official-setting-and-the-expanded-universe/
  3. The Predator (2018)

    Seeing the preview, I got a very strong Vancouver vibe. (Casually) checking the filming locations and... it is indeed filmed there. ... I have a bad feeling about this one. That other, really stinky, movie with Predators was also filmed there. You know, the unwatchable "AVP2". Don't get me wrong - Vancouver is an AWESOME place to film (E.g.: X-Files). But when it comes to Predators, it has a poor track record. (And lets not get into the whole thing in the first two movies about Predators only appearing when it is exceedingly hot, and the forests around Vancouver (that they filmed in) are a temperate rainforest... :roll: )
  4. Macross Translations, and more

    Great Mechanics.DX 4: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTgreatMechanics/OTgreatmechanics.php#GMDX Finally got around to encoding the revised and mucho extended translation of that article (long story short, motivation petered out... as it stands, the later half is still unpolished.) What's new: the articles before the VF stats (the 3 pillars of Macross, Macross F Keywords, VF-25 text, Successive Generations Of Macross Productions, and the genealogy of VFs - now in picture form!) Edit: the Great Mechanics table of contents has also been enhanced: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTgreatMechanics/OTgreatmechanics.php I've added the Macross content (or lack thereof) in Great Mechanics #6, and #9, as well as Great Mechanics G #2017 Winter and #2018 Spring. It's not much, but it should be a useful guide for fellow fans looking for Macross mecha related content.
  5. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    Excellent points! That particular scene caused a lot of confusion regarding internal weapon bays. Which was made worse when the official materials stated that the VF-25 doesn't have any (never mind the Valkyrie trend of internal weapon bays up until that point). Your explanation is the best I've come across to explain that sequence (it's fundamentally an animation error. Albeit one unexpectedly caused by a CG modelling error).
  6. Macross Translations, and more

    Completed! Macross Chronicle Glossary 02A: Your Sound - We're Friends Now: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/MCRglossary/MCRglossary.php
  7. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    Argh! I thought I got all of them... Apparently "Apple Incident" is on their forbidden list. So, anything with "Sharon Apple Incident" in it results in a broken link. And we all know how important the Sharon Apple Incident is to Macross!
  8. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    I always had the impression that it was named after a bird. In this case, Oryol is an alternate spelling to Orel, which translates into "Eagle" from Russian.
  9. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    Right. Gotcha. Thanks! As nice as those books are in technical detail, we must always keep in mind that they are glorified fanfiction (unofficial for those that don't like that description).
  10. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    I think it's a little bit of both. We've seen them used to overwhelm targets, as well as to herd them toward an optimal firing solution (or distract the target long enough...). Though, this does raise the question of why don't we see more intermediate or long range missiles? Yes, combat is highly stylized in Macross, but is passive and active stealthiness the Macross equivalent to Gundam's radar inhibiting Minovsky Particle?
  11. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    The 'arms race' analogy is a bit weak (TBO, it feels like your adding stuff* that wasn't in the original Japanese text), but is acceptable. However, where did the explanation for how Active Stealth works appear? *It's not explicitly stated that radar systems have improved, but that they've moved on to different detection means (and those have improved). E.g.: Fold Wave or thermal detection systems.
  12. It's about the same as real world pilots. The difference starts at about the AVF fighters with the introduction of G-reducing technologies: seats with anti-G technology, ISC, etc.. For more info: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/Stats/Statistics/Flightsuits/Flightsuits.php (note: when it says something like 15 G, it actually means the anti-G technology is absorbing anything above the human limit of approx. 9 G.
  13. I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm just pointing out the logic behind the creation of the design, not how logical the design is. Those bombers are, for me, the stupidest thing in that movie. But, it still gives that movie a pass in my book, because they don't have the physics breaking things like they had in SW7 (maybe that should be the physics breaking stuff is far smaller, and less obvious in SW8 ).