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Everything posted by cheemingwan1234

  1. Ah, I see. So something meant for one thing that proved useful for other things.
  2. Battroid mode for a variable fighter was implemented to fight macronized Zentraedi in hand to hand combat, but post Space War 1 with most Zentraedi bar the occasional rouge fleet living peacefully with humanity which would not result in a need to usually fight macronized Zentraedi bar a rogue fleet, so why do variable fighters post Space War 1 have Battroid mode?
  3. So, the above picture is a lot like night fighting? And okay, if the differences in heads and colour are quite minor to the point where the CDR might not be singled out unless if they know where to look at the typical engagement speeds , that what's the point of the VF-25G aka that sniper VF?
  4. Yes, the CAG is in charge of the planes attached inside a carrier such as the SDF-1. Command variants of VFs might make sense for the Windermereans due to their chivalry thing but for the UNS/NUNS or the SMS PMC , it does not as it makes officers more obvious as targets. A VF may be peanuts when it is lost, but an officer represents a major cost in terms of investment when he/she is killed or captured.
  5. Yep. While the differences in heads would not be obvious at the speeds of a typical Macross engagement, colours should be more visible.
  6. While it's a common trope in anime for mechs to have custom variants for the heroes and commanders to distinguish them from the grunts, what are the in universe reasons for variable fighters having specialised variants for commanders of air groups and squadron leaders? Would'nt it make them a easier target and result in loss of specialist personnel?
  7. And back to the topic, I wonder how the rest of the roadies loathe having to service the rest of the Sound Force VFs since their controls are so different from the factory standard. And speaking of which, I think that General Galaxy 's SV line would be known to be a giant pain in the arse to service.
  8. You would hate that guitar control scheme. That thing is a pain in the butt to service because it is so different from conventional VF controls. Not to mention earning the wrath of Basara if you accidentally botch the maintenance.
  9. To quote the designer of the PPSH SMG, "It is very easy to do complex things, but to keep things simple, that's very difficult." I sometimes appreciate the engineering genius of Russian military hardware because they make their stuff easy to repair with easily accessible compartments. Speaking of which and back to the topic of VF and maintaining them, I wonder if the VF-19 is loathed by crew chiefs and their ground crews. That high performance has a tendency to wear down parts faster.
  10. Which Variable Fighter you would love to maintain and which Variable Fighter you would not like to maintain? For me, I would be happy with maintaining the VF-25 Messiah family because the linear actuators used in the design would help reduce wear and tear of the transformation mechanisms. I will loathe maintaining the SV-262 Draken III family because of the way it transforms.
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